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Mustafa Kemal Atatürk championed Turkish women’s education and rights (PA)

Paul Ginsborg highlights the unhealthy family environment which seemed to nurture a number of dictators

Pope Francis blesses a child as he leaves a gathering with young people in Piazza Vittorio in Turin (CNS)

The Pope spoke to a group of young people during his two-day visit to Turin

A 'Taefeli-Meedli' , a woman dressed in traditional clothes takes part at a Corpus Christi procession in the Swiss city of Appenzell. AP Photo/Keystone/Ennio Leanza

The feast day often sees church-goers dress in traditional attire as they process through the streets

Cardinal Reinhard Marx, president of the German bishops' conference (CNS)

German, Swiss and French bishops wanted to ‘enrich thinking’ about the foundations of the synod

Dietrich von Hildebrand

An English translation of Dietrich von Hildebrand’s documentation of Hitler’s evil makes for inspiring reading

Cologne Cathedral (CNS)

The German bishops’ have announced that it has changed the Church’s labour laws to reflect ‘multiple changes in legal practice, legislation and society’

Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki oversaw the committee that drew up the German bishops' new labour law (AP)

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Luca Toni in action for Hellas Verona in February (PA)

Luca Toni reportedly failed to pay church taxes while playing for Bayern Munich in Germany

Pope Francis carries palm fronds in procession at the start of  Palm Sunday Mass (CNS)

An estimated 70,000 people gathered in St Peter’s Square for the Mass at the start of Holy Week

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