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Amnesty founder Peter Benenson converted to Catholicism in the late 1950s (PA)

Where Amnesty went wrong

When the charity decided to campaign for abortion it dramatically abandoned its Catholic founder’s vision

Cardinal Parolin and John Kerry met previously at the Vatican in January (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano, pool)

Cardinal Pietro Parolin met with Kerry for an hour

Bradley Manning faces 'a grotesquely long prison sentence' (AP)

Both have practised civil disobedience in the national interest: but that is in the highest traditions of their national culture