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AFP reports that a man verbally abused the Pope at the general audience yesterday. CNS reports that an unidentified man urged the Pope to excommunicate Nancy Pelosi and Joe Biden before being escorted out of St Peter’s Square (full text of Pope’s remarks in English, video).

John Allen provides the most thorough analysis yet of Pope Benedict’s struggle to confront child abuse in the Church.

Bishop Arthur Roche of Leeds has welcomed the High Court ruling in favour of Catholic Care over gay adoption. America magazine reflects on the ruling.

The Bishops’ Conferences of Scotland, England and Wales have composed a prayer for Pope Benedict’s visit to Britain.

Boston College has received a $20 million gift from the co-founder of a supermarket chain to help train Catholic teachers.

Salon writer Mary Elizabeth Williams concludes that leading exorcist Fr Gabriele Amorth is “NUTS”.

And a canon lawyer explains why Catholics can enjoy pepperoni pizza this Friday.

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