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Pope Francis (AP)

The rich and famous are lavishing praise on the Pope. Here’s a guide to his most surprising supporters

Rupert Murdoch takes a stroll in Sun Valley, Idaho (AP Photo)

The Dirty Digger’s religious odyssey

Jill, Duchess of Hamilton, says that Rupert Murdoch is fond of the Catholic Church but cannot escape his rebellious Wee Free heritage

Charlotte Church

His attitude to sacred music is symptomatic of the modern age’s attitude to religious art

After a stint in the music business and success as a writer of chick-lit Louise Mensch stood for Parliament in May 2010

The improbable MP Louise Mensch tells Catherine Lafferty why she is taking a pragmatic approach to reforming our abortion laws

A copy of the new Roman Missal seen in Rome last year (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Bishops’ conference has given the go-ahead for three publishers to produce the missals in time for Advent

Benedict XVI strongly condemned clerical abuse in his homily at Westminster Cathedral on September 18 2010 during his visit to Britain (Leon Neal/PA Wire)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 28/07/11

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

James Murdoch, centre, is only slightly more interesting than Rebekah Brooks's hair, according to Google (PA photo)

Rebekah Brooks is talented, rich and good-looking – and for that, it seems, the general public would love to see her humiliated

The News of the World before it lost morality, taste and a sense of propriety (PA photo)

For the Boss, profits mattered to the exclusion of everything else

Rupert Murdoch holds copies of the Sun and the Times at his new print works in Wapping in 1986 (PA photo)

It’s time to get some sense of balance into this frenzied debate

Rupert Murdoch at a conference last Friday in Idaho (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

And the death of the News of The World, for all its remaining faults, is nothing to crow about