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Bishop Bernard Fellay (CNS photo)

Fr Lombardi says reconciliation talks continue but that each SSPX bishop will be treated individually

An icon of St Hildegard by Fr Richard Cannuli (CNS)

Although she was never canonised, St Hildegard is to be added to the catalogue of saints

Babies queue for a papal blessing at the general audience today (PA photo)

At his weekly general audience the Pope thanks faithful ‘from the depths of my heart’

Pope Benedict XVI greets the faithful in St Peter's Square after his Urbi and Orbi blessing (PA photo)

Tens of thousands attend papal Mass in St Peter’s Square

Pope Benedict leads the Good Friday liturgy (CNS)

Pope leads Good Friday ceremony in St Peter’s Basilica

Pope Benedict XVI and Raúl Castro outside the Palace of the Revolution in Havana. In the middle is a translator (CNS photo)

Castro declares Good Friday a holiday

Good Friday is to become a public holiday in Cuba for the first time since 1959

Pope Benedict XVI is assisted by Mgr Leonardo Sapienza walking up the stairs of the Church of St Gregory with Dr Rowan Williams (CNS photo)

Pope has invited the Archbishop of Canterbury to speak at the world Synod of Bishops on evangelisation in October

Benedict XVI presents a red biretta to Cardinal Thomas Collins of Toronto (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Benedict XVI creates 22 new cardinals

The Pope tells cardinals that love and service, not an air of greatness, are to mark their lives

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

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