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Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, who was killed yesterday by rebel forces. Abd Rabbo Ammar/ABACA/Press Association Images

A lynch-mob is a frightful thing. But just as William Hague was right to say that we don’t approve of extra-judicial killings, is a judicial killing in cold blood any better?

Gaddafi ruled Libya for 40 years (Photo: PA)

Vatican expresses hope that new Libyan government begins new era based on justice and a ‘spirit of inclusion’

Rebel fighters cover the body of a Libyan killed in a coalition air strike (CNS photo/Youssef Boudlal, Reuters)

Apostolic vicar of Tripoli says collapse of one building killed 40 people

Morning Catholic must-reads: 29/03/11

Morning Catholic must-reads: 29/03/11

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A rebel fighter guards a checkpoint on a road in Libya (CNS photo/Finbarr O'Reilly, Reuters)

Archbishop Mennini, Apostolic Nuncio to Britain, is to represent the Vatican at an international conference on Libya tomorrow

Women in Benghazi rally in support of coalition strikes (CNS photo/Finbarr O'Reilly)

This is a risky venture: but the risk of doing nothing was much greater

Pope Benedict XVI prays during his visit to Fosse Ardeatine yesterday (AP Photo/Osservatore Romano, HO)

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Libyan women demonstrate in support of military intervention. Placards read 'Thank you France' and 'Russia and China, do not decide on behalf of Libyan people' (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

Bishop of the Forces says military intervention must only serve to ‘defend the defenceless’

A Libyan boy stands on top of a destroyed military vehicle belonging to the forces of Muammar Gaddafi outside Benghazi (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

Benedict XVI says news from Libya over the past few days has caused him ‘deep trepidation and fear’

Cardinal O'Brien says American lawmakers should 'turn their gaze inwards, rather than scrutinising the working of the Scottish justice system' (Photo: CNS)

Cardinal Keith O’Brien criticises American ‘culture of vengeance’ after calls for Scottish leaders to appear at Senate hearing