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Benedict XVI at today's general audience (AP)

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 08/02/12

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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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Cardinal Turkson presents the document (Photo: CNS)

Vatican department says only a global government can rein in the ‘equalities and distortions of capitalist development’

Retired Bishop Raymond Lahey of Antigonish, Nova Scotia, arrives at a police station in Ottawa last October (CNS photo/Chris Wattie, Reuters)

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People in the Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya, could better themselves if they were given legal title to their dwellings (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)

How to really solve poverty in Africa

Well, here is a checklist. And it doesn’t include aid

Bob Geldof: a vocal supporter of aid to Africa (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

Often aid gives power and patronage to corrupt regimes that are the cause of poverty themselves

An evacuee mother receives emergency food aid at the evacuation centre set up at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 24/03/11

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