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Vatican spokesman says reports of ‘Confession via iPhone’ have been misleading

Fr Lombardi: the Vatican does not have a 'universal position on mandatory reporting' because laws are so different from country to country (Photo: CNS)

Fr Lombardi responds to furore over 1997 Vatican letter expressing concerns over ‘mandatory reporting’ of abuse cases

Pope Benedict XVI delivers his annual 'state of the world' address to diplomats yesterday (AP Photo/Alessia Pierdomenico, Pool)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 11/01/11

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Pope Benedict XVI talks to Ettore Gotti Tedeschi, president of the Vatican Bank, at Castel Gandolfo in September (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano

Benedict XVI establishes unprecedented Vatican oversight agency

Pope Benedict’s interview with Peter Seewald marks an important moment in the Holy Father’s ministry

The Pope is pictured with Mgr Mark Langham, Dr Rowan Williams, the Rev David Richardson and the Rev Jonathan Goodall (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 19/11/10

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Bishop Gerald Kicanas of Tucson talks to Cardinal Francis George of Chicago during the US bishops' annual autumn meeting in Baltimore (CNS photo/Nancy Wiechec)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 16/11/10

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Pope Benedict XVI celebrates Mass at the Sagrada Familia church in Barcelona (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 08/11/10

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An Iraqi policeman guards a Christian church in Baghdad

Morning Catholic must-reads: 01/11/10

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Tariq Aziz in a courtroom in Baghdad (CNS photo/Reuters TV)

Archbishop Georges Casmoussa of Mosul says the killing of Tariq Aziz would be wrong