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St Nicholas has become the Russian Orthodox Church’s most popular saint, credited with miracles and with preventing catastrophes in Russia

The real Francis is not the kindly figure in white showing indulgence to all that the world imagines

Much-loved Fr Dennis Higgins has caused a storm over his apparent remarks to children. But why are we obsessed by the figure of a great fat man bearing presents?

Morning Catholic must-reads: 06/12/12

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