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THE GODFATHER

And The Godfather cycle is the greatest Catholic movie of all time

The pregnancy was announced on Monday     Chris Radburn/PA Wire/Press Association Images

There are clear patterns to royal baby naming

Benedict XVI leading Benediction of the Eucharist after a Corpus Christi procession (Photo: CNS)

Bring back Benediction!

The regular celebration of Benediction would help recover reverence towards the Blessed Sacrament

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon attended the launch of the centre (Photo courtesy of KAICIID)

The centre, based in Vienna, might actually be illegal in Saudi Arabia itself

Cannabis sativa, marihuana, hemp, plant

The prime minister has abandoned his previous attitude to drug policy. Does power do this to people?

Christopher Jefferies was wrongly accused of murder in the press (PA)

Too often the media is used to inflict cruelty on our fellow human beings. It’s time consumers acted

Politburo Standing Committee members Xi Jinping and Li Keqiang. China does not let the Pope choose his bishops (Photo: PA)

Something rather sinister has happened in the wake of the General Synod vote

A meeting of the General Synod at the Assembly Hall of Church House (Photo: PA)

Now the ‘Church in turmoil’ headline will run for another five years

New members of the ruling Politburo Committee, including China's leader Xi Jinping, centre (Photo: AP)

May God bless the real Republic of China – Taiwan

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Today we celebrate a ruler with a great love of the poor