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Francis prays during the meeting at the Olympic Stadium in Rome (AP)

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Stuart Randell poses in front of his Sacred Tattoos parlour in Fremantle, Western Australia

Don’t put your faith in tattoos

The Catechism has nothing to say on tattoos as a general rule, but even devotional body art is ill-advised

Joanna Southgate was allowed into Ascot despite her inked arms (Photo: PA)

Personally, I loathe them. But it’s hard to argue that they are per se immoral

Pope Benedict visits Assisi in 2007 (AP Photo/Maurizio Brambatti, Pool)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 04/10/11

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