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Dr Rowan Williams: joint prayer and contemplation are key to evangelising the world

Bishop Brian Farrell, secretary of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, and the Archbishop of Canterbury (Photo: CNS)

Dr Williams tells Pope and synod that evangelisation is ‘overflow’ of disciple’s journey to Christ

Benedict XVI: ‘Being tepid is the greatest danger for Christians’

Pope Benedict XVI celebrated Mass to open the synod yesterday (Photo: CNS)

Pope gives off-the-cuff reflection at start of the synod on new evangelisation

Vatican court sentences papal butler to 18 months in jail

Vatican spokesman Fr Federico Lombardi comments on the verdict (AP)

Vatican spokesman says Pope Benedict may pardon Paolo Gabriele

Police say butler’s flat was crammed with documents

Paolo Gabriele, right, pictured during the trial (Photo: CNS)

Documents focused on vast range of topics including the Masons, yoga and the Vatican bank

Butler says he ‘loved the Pope like a son’

Paolo Gabriele is seated on the right in a grey suit (Photo: CNS)

During trial Paolo Gabriele says he was innocent of theft but felt guilty for betraying the Holy Father

Pope’s butler could face four years in jail

The courtroom in which former papal butler Paolo Gabriele will stand trial (Photo: CNS)

Judge says the criminal trial, which begins at the Vatican tomorrow, is ‘extremely’ rare

Archbishop of Canterbury and Orthodox patriarch to join Vatican II celebration

Dr Williams and Patriarch Bartholomew (Photo: CNS)

Dr Rowan Williams and Patriarch Bartholomew to attend Mass marking 50th anniversary of council

New Vatican official: life in war zone taught me value of dialogue

A soldier patrols the border of South Sudan amid skirmishes (Photo: CNS)

New secretary of Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue says experience in Sudan was enriching

Catholic world mourns renowned biblical scholar Cardinal Martini

Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini with Pope Benedict in 2005 (AP)

The influential Italian Jesuit died today aged 85

Ecumenism is of ‘primary importance’ to the Pope, says Cardinal Schönborn

Cardinal Christoph Schönborn of Vienna (Reuters/Leonhard Foeger)

Members of Pope Benedict’s student circle meet to discuss the Reformation