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New evangelisation is hindered by Christian disunity, says Pope

Benedict XVI greets cardinals and bishops during his general audience (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Pope reflects on Week of Prayer for Christian Unity at general audience

Pope condemns persecution of Christians

Benedict XVI has paid tribute to murdered Pakistani politician Shahbaz Bhatti (Photo: PA)

In his address to diplomats Benedict XVI laments violent attacks on Christians as well as efforts to push religion out of the public sphere

Pope says Christmas shows God’s will to save people from sin

Benedict XVI delivers the Urbi et Orbi message (AP)

Pope says Jesus is ‘the hand God extends to humanity’

Pope prays G20 summit will help world’s poor

Benedict XVI blesses a woman at his weekly general audience (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Benedict XVI also talks about death and eternal life at weekly general audience

Pope at Assisi: People still seeking faith are ‘pilgrims of truth’ too

Religious leaders gathered at the Basilica of St Mary of the Angels (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Benedict XVI tells 300 religious leaders that believers must ‘purify their faith’ to help peace

Pope prays that Assisi moves world towards peace

Benedict XVI greets the crowd in the Paul VI audience hall (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Benedict XVI says he hopes the meeting will promote dialogue in a world ‘still torn by hatred’

No joint prayer at Assisi, says cardinal

The Basilica of St Francis in Assisi (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Papal pilgrimage will unite Muslims, Chinese Buddhists, Japanese Shintoists, Native Americans, Zoroastrians and atheist philosophers

Benedict XVI announces Year of Faith

Pope Benedict XVI arrives on a wheeled platform at the Mass on Sunday (Photo: CNS)

The Year will begin on the 50th anniversary of the start of the Second Vatican Council

Pope condemns massacre of Copts in Cairo

The Pope arrives in St Peter's Square (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Benedict XVI urges Egypt to work towards ‘respect for the freedom and dignity of every citizen’

Pope appeals for more aid for famine victims

Benedict XVI in St Peter's Square before his weekly general audience (Photo: CNS)

Benedict XVI says that children in east Africa are dying every day because of the famine