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Vatican to issue recommendations for celebrating Year of Faith

Vatican congregation says the Year will focus on Christ and ‘the beauty of having faith in him’

Marianne Cope and ‘Lily of the Mohawks’ to be canonised

A statue of Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha outside the Kateri Shrine in Fonda, New York (Photo: CNS)

Pope Benedict XVI advances Causes of 20 men and women and recognises 64 martyrs of the Spanish Civil War

Prayer should always include praise, says Pope

Benedict XVI looks at a traditional Mexican Nativity scene donated by the state of Puebla (Photo: CNS)

At his general audience Benedict XVI says prayer should not just be a request for God to fulfil one’s wishes

Church should fear sin of members more than persecution, says Pope

In St Peter's Square an Italian banner says: 'Mary the Immaculate will triumph' (Photo: CNS)

Benedict XVI told crowds in Rome that the Church will always end up victorious against persecution

Pope: God’s eternal love turns despair into hope

Pope Benedict XVI greets the crowd (Photo: CNS)

Remembering all of God’s gifts to humanity ‘opens up the path of light amid darkness’, says Benedict XVI

My generation did not evangelise enough, says Pope

The Pontiff at a seminar with his former students (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters)

Benedict XVI: cradle Catholics have not done enough to show people that God exists

Rome summons SSPX leader for doctrinal talks

Bishop Fellay ordains a priest during a ceremony in Écône, Switzerland (CNS photo/Denis Balibouse, Reuters)

Bishop Fellay will review progress towards full communion with Cardinal Levada

Benedict XVI tells Croatians: be courageous in living a Christian life

Pope Benedict XVI waves as he arrives to celebrate an outdoor Mass in Zagreb's hippodrome (CNS photo/Marko Djurica, Reuters)

Pope tells 400,000 in Zagreb that exemplary Christian families ‘are more necessary and urgent than ever’

Vial of John Paul II’s blood to be venerated at beatification

Images of the late pope outside a souvenir shop in his hometown of Wadowice, Poland (CNS photo/Kacper Pempel, Reuters)

The blood was drawn from the late pope by his personal physician in case he ever needed a transfusion

Don’t abandon God because of ‘attacks of evil’ in Church, says Pope

Benedict XVI receives the official WYD 2011 backpack from Cardinal Antonio Rouco Varela of Madrid: each one will contain a copy of "YouCat" (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters)

Benedict XVI tells young people in foreword to YouCat that they must know their faith ‘with precision’