Morning Catholic must-reads: 15/01/13

The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg (AP)

The European Court of Human Rights has issued a landmark ruling on four cases of alleged discrimination brought by British Christians (full text).

Protestant youths threw petrol bombs at a church in a Catholic area of Belfast last night.

The Pope urged the Vatican police force to greet all visitors to the Vatican with “courtesy and kindness” during an audience yesterday (video).

Prince Albert II of Monaco and his wife, Princess Charlene, a convert to Catholicism, had a private audience with Pope Benedict yesterday (video).

Robert Royal is surprised by the strength of opposition to same-sex marriage in France.

Pia de Solenni wonders if there was a hidden agenda behind the Time cover story claiming that “abortion rights activists have been losing ever since Roe v Wade”.

And Michael O’Loughlin is impressed by a one-man play about clerical abuse supported by the Paulist Fathers.

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