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Pope urges Caritas to work more closely with bishops

Benedict XVI greets participants at the general assembly of Caritas Internationalis (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano)

Benedict XVI tells Caritas general assembly that charity must be guided by the teaching of the Church

Vatican orders world’s bishops to draw up guidelines on abuse

The document was released by US Cardinal William Levada, prefect of the CDF (CNS photo)

Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith says every bishops’ conference must have guidelines for handling clerical sex abuse within a year

Vatican to publish guidance for bishops on abuse

Cardinal William Levada, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, announced last year that a document was being prepared (Photo: CNS)

The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has sent a letter to bishops’ conferences around the world giving guidelines for dealing with clerical abuse cases

Pope insists that Bible’s truth is found in its totality

An open Bible is seen inside Holy Cross Cathedral in Boston (CNS photo from Reuters)

Benedict XVI makes comment in message to Pontifical Biblical Commission

Pope expresses concern for Roma seeking refuge in Rome basilica

The Basilica of St Paul Outside the Walls (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz, Long Isla nd Catholic)

Benedict XVI sends official to meet Roma at Basilica of St Paul Outside the Walls

Catholics must stay awake to reality of evil, says Pope

Benedict XVI waves as he leaves his general audience in St Peter's Square today, April 20 (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Jesus warned believers against the soul’s ‘insensitivity’ towards evil, Pope Benedict XVI says at general audience

Vatican: religious leaders will not pray together at Assisi

John Paul II pictured with other religious leaders at Assisi in 1986 (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano)

The Pope and other religious leaders will make speeches and sign a commitment to peace when they meet at Assisi in October

Vatican welcomes European court decision on crucifixes

A crucifix hangs in a school classroom in Rome (CNS photo/Reuters)

Cardinal Ravasi says crucifixes highlight Christianity’s key contribution to European culture

Pope: Lenten fasting and almsgiving open hearts to Christ

At his general audience Benedict XVI says that fasting and almsgiving ‘prepare our hearts to take flight and seek the things of heaven’

Cardinals: liturgical abuse weakens the faith

Cardinal Antonio Cañizares Llovera elevates the Eucharist during a Mass at the Basilica of St John Lateran in Rome (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Cardinal Burke says that many bishops and priests do not treat abuses seriously enough