Demonstrators have stormed a Catholic cathedral in Niger during a protest against the anti-Islamic film Innocence of Muslims.
European officials are seeking new ways to tax the Catholic Church as the continent reels from financial crisis, reports the Washington Post.
Vatican spokesman Fr Federico Lombardi says he was surprised that Pope Benedict’s trip to Lebanon went so well.
Joseph Pronechen hails the Catholic university whose students live everywhere from America to Afghanistan.
And the Edmonton Journal pays tribute to a recently deceased Canadian priest who wore wigs, taught in gibberish and once led “an Easter service in bunny ears”.
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