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Catholic scholars have written an impassioned private letter to Pope Benedict urging him to slow down the Cause of Pope Pius XII, reports Reuters.

Pope Benedict XVI’s historic meeting with the Irish bishops concluded yesterday (video here and here). Abuse victim support groups have expressed disappointment at the meeting’s outcome.

The Pope released his Message for World Day of Prayer for Vocations yesterday (full text here).

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is urging bishops to become vegans for Lent.

MSP Margo MacDonald has said she is “shocked” at the Catholic Church’s attack on her assisted suicide bill.

The Guardian reports on a London Catholic hospice that is welcoming Muslims.

A bishop has declared that an Oregon hospital can no longer be called Catholic.

A senior cardinal has told Zenit that a new book revealing that John Paul II used to whip himself with a belt will not delay the Pontiff’s beatification.

A retired Canadian Catholic armed forces chaplain has been charged with indecent assault.

A Pakistani Muslim activists have written to Pope Benedict and the Archbishop of Canterbury protesting what they describe as repeated and blatant blasphemy by the European press.

And the Pope has appointed a new Archbishop of Medellin, the troubled Colombian city.

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Written by Luke Coppen

February 17, 2010 at 12:59 pm

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