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SSPX threatens to expel Williamson over extremist lawyer

Bishop Fellay greets worshippers as he arrives for an ordination Mass in Econe, Switzerland (Photo: PA)

Society of St Pius says it will exclude Bishop Williamson unless he drops lawyer with neo-Nazi ties

Pope consecrates Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia

Pope Benedict XVI celebrates Mass at the Basilica of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona (Photo: CNS)

In his homily Pope Benedict XVI said Catholics must promote the family and resist every attack on human life

Pope condemns ‘absurd violence’ of Baghdad church siege

Men mourn outside outside Our Lady of Salvation, the Syrian Catholic cathedral in Baghdad (Photo: CNS)

Syrian Catholic patriarch, meanwhile, attacks indifference of free world to suffering of Iraqi Christians

Ireland visitation to focus on abuse victims, says Vatican

High-level officials meet in Rome to prepare Apostolic Visitation

Organisers prepare for World Youth Day using Facebook and Twitter

Maria de Jaureguizar, vice-director of communications for World Youth Day 2011, speaks at a press conference alongside Auxiliary Bishop Cesar Franco Martinez of Madrid (Photo: CNS)

The Madrid World Youth Day in 2011 will be ‘fully immersed in the internet’, say organisers

Vatican official: Nobel Prize ignores ethics of IVF

British scientist Robert Edwards with Louise Brown, the world's first 'test-tube baby' (Photo: CNS)

IVF pioneer opened ‘wrong door’ in fight against infertility, says president of the Pontifical Academy of Life

Spanish archbishop to lead visitation of Legionaries’ lay movement

The Italian papal delegate, Archbishop De Paolis, who is in charge of reforming the Legionaries of Christ (Photo: CNS)

Archbishop Blazquez, former bishops’ conference president, is appointed apostolic visitor of Regnum Christi

Details of Pope’s visit to Spain are unveiled

A view of La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona (Chris Ison/PA Archive)

Benedict XVI will consecrate La Sagrada Familia during November trip

Vatican condemns planned Koran burning in Florida

Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, at a press conference in March (Photo: CNS)

Plans to publicly burn copies of the Koran are ‘outrageous and grave’, says Vatican council

Benedict XVI marks Mother Teresa’s 100th birthday

Sister Nirmala Joshi, former superior general of the Missionaries of Charity, releases doves as nuns celebrate the 100th anniversary of Mother Teresa's birth (CNS photo/ Deshakalayan Chowdh ur, pool via Reuters)

Pope praises her as a ‘model of Christian virtue’ while anniversary celebrations are held throughout the world