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Pope Benedict XVI reflected on how different Western culture would be without the parable of the Prodigal Son in his Angelus address yesterday (full text, video).

The Church in Switzerland has said it is investigating 60 claims of sexual abuse by priests.

Campaigners in Germany are claiming that the Vatican helped Adolf Eichmann to escape to Argentina.

A talented Scottish politician has stepped down to play a key role in the Pope’s visit to Scotland.

The Catholic mother of Madeleine McCann has said she prays for the people who have kidnapped her daughter.

Lawyer Nicholas Cafardi reflects on the lessons of the Irish abuse crisis.

Zenit interviews the bishop of the world’s most dangerous city, Ciudad Juarez, where 2,660 people were killed last year.

An American bishop has denounced Protestants who are distributing the “reprehensible, discriminatory and bigoted” Chick tracts in his diocese.

NPR profiles the US bishops’ “point man” on abortion and healthcare reform.

And First Things celebrates the late, great Catholic film director Eric Rohmer.

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