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Pope Benedict XVI speaks on stolen documents, trust in close collaborators and condemnation of media for its amplification. (Video link)

A third of Scottish women having abortion have undergone a past termination.

‘We are destroying lives’ — Catholic Church laments abortion record.


Papal general audience: the Spirit transforms our lives.

Archbishop Angelo Becciu, Deputy Secretary of State: Pope has not lost serenity.

The US Embassy to the Holy See is sponsoring a Rome conference today on international conflict and inter-faith cooperation.

Vatican newspaper launches women’s section.


Children should be central to marriage, says Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster.

Liverpool’s two cathedrals to give Olympic torch a harmonious welcome tomorrow.

Free parish resource day—How to reach non churchgoing Catholics?—June 23, Cardiff, 10am – 4pm.

Croydon Catholic school could lift hijab ban.


Jesuit Fr Paolo Dall’Oglio in prayer in Qusayr, Syria, to stop the sectarian conflict.

Catholic laity form group in Ireland to press for renewal.

Italian journalist Gianluigi Nuzzi defends Vatican leaks.


Roberto Mancini  has revealed he has made a pilgrimage Our Lady of Medugorje in Bosnia-Herzegovina to pray for Manchester City’s title win.


Canticle of the Week: The Magnificat on the Feast of the Visitation.


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