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Pilgrims pray around a statue of the Virgin Mary on Apparition Hill in Medjugorje (CNS photo)

The rules were approved in 1978 but only made available in Latin

Children in traditional Bavarian dress greet Pope Benedict XVI on his 85th birthday (CNS photo)

Benedict XVI says he is on ‘the last stretch’ of his journey in life

Benedict XVI celebrates the chrism Mass this morning (CNS)

Benedict XVI criticises Austrian priests’ campaign to relax Church discipline

Cardinal Seán Brady at a press conference about the report yesterday (PA photo)

Investigators say the Church has done an ‘excellent’ job in implementing stricter child protection guidelines

Pope Benedict XVI rings the bell before his general audience (CNS photo)

Pope blesses and rings a small brass bell that has been on tour across Ireland for nearly a year

The Pontiff pictured at today's general audience (PA photo)

Pope says there is no future without children

Benedict XVI also urges support for large families at weekly general audience

Social networks can point people towards authentic questioning, silence and prayer (Photo: CNS)

Benedict XVI, in an apparent reference to Twitter, says profound thoughts can be communicated even in concise phrases

About 7,000 members of the Neocatechumenal Way attended a papal audience on Friday (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Benedict XVI explains that the celebrations “are not strictly liturgical, but are part of an itinerary of growth in the faith”

A member of Rome's Biopark zoo shows Pope Benedict XVI a rare young Cuban crocodile (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters)

Benedict XVI says the Eucharist transforms our lives ‘despite our weakness and infidelity’

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