Morning Catholic must-reads: 04/03/11

Benedict XVI and Israeli prime minster Benjamin Netanyahu meet in Tel Aviv during the Pope's visit to the Holy Land in 2009 (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Israel’s prime minister has thanked the Pope for rejecting the charge that the Jewish people were responsible for killing Jesus.

Residents of Vatican City will no longer be automatically granted citizenship of the state, according to a new law introduced this week.

The Catholic Church in Germany has offered at least €5,000 (£4,200, $7,000) in compensation to victims of child abuse,

The Torch of St Benedict was lit at a Mass at Westminster Cathedral in London yesterday (photos).

The creation of the Personal Ordinariate is “very important” to Benedict XVI, Fr Hermann Geissler, a priest of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, has said.

Cardinal Francis George of Chicago has told Catholic students that “gays and lesbians are not excluded from the Church“.

The internet reveals growing interest in the Extraordinary Form among young people, Mgr Nicola Bux, consultant to the Office of Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff, has said.

And Daniel Burke asks whether you would pay to see the tooth of St John the Baptist.