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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

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 spokesman Fr Federico Lombardi comments on the verdict (AP)

Vatican spokesman says Pope Benedict may pardon Paolo Gabriele

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

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

Dr Williams and Patriarch Bartholomew (Photo: CNS)

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

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

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

The influential Italian Jesuit died today aged 85

Cardinal Christoph Schönborn of Vienna (Reuters/Leonhard Foeger)

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

Fr Federico Lombardi discusses the leaks at a Vatican news conference (CNS)

Result of criminal investigation of Pope’s butler to be published in August