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Lawyers await a judgment at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Hague (Photo: PA)

The existence of the International Criminal Court has probably led to tens of thousands of deaths. As for human rights…

Pictures of murdered Iraqi Christians are displayed outside Our Lady of Salvation church in Baghdad (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 23/12/12

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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’

Muammar Gaddafi pictured during a visit to Rome in 2009 (ANDREW MEDICHINI/AP/Press Association Images)

If Gaddafi had followed this simple rule so many lives would have been spared

Catholic bloggers attend a meeting at the Vatican (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

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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

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’