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The French geneticist’s Cause is needed more than ever

Blessed John Paul II (CNS)

Evangelium Vitae was clear: it should principally be about ‘the seriousness of abortion and euthanasia’

The Pope greets diplomats yesterday (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito, Pool)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 10/01/12

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A scene from Of Gods and Men, about the martyrdom of the Tibhirine monks

One priest suggests they cannot be Christian martyrs if they repeatedly worshipped a false god

Pope Benedict XVI leads Benediction at World Youth Day in Sydney (CNS photo)

Let’s cease the jeremiads

At the election of Pope Benedict XVI commentators wondered which policies he was likely to change (PA photo)

Is this a gulf of incomprehension that simply can’t be bridged?

About 200,000 people attended the vigil (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

The vigil before John Paul II’s beatification was an intoxicating experience for one new convert. I wish I could have gone

Gary Cargill and Liz Garland as Andrew and Teresa in The Jeweller’s Shop. The adaptation of an original drama by Karol Wojtyła was performed at the Leicester Square Theatre in London by Ten Ten Theatre last Wednesday

An adaptation, The Jeweller’s Shop, was performed by Ten Ten Theatre last Wednesday

John Paul II’s coffin is now in its final resting place in St Sebastian’s Chapel, inside St Peter’s Basilica. The transfer was made today after the Vatican held a private prayer service

A giant tapestry of John Paul II is displayed on the facade of St Peter's Basilica. It was unfurled after Benedict XVI declared John Paul II to be Blessed (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Catch up on our live coverage of the vigil, beatification and thanksgiving Mass