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The Pope kisses the feet of residents of a shelter for drug users during his time as Cardinal in Buenos Aire (CNS)

Guardian columnist fundamentally misunderstand Liberation Theology

Poverty: we care a lot (AP)

Catholic care for the poor is a bit older than the Enlightenment. By a couple of millennia

This morning's newspapers in Argentina (AP)

We can expect our new Holy Father to shake things up

All eyes are focussed on the chimney  (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

The Church needs more than an ‘obvious’ candidate – we need an exceptional one

Vicky Pryce leaves court yesterday
Sean Dempsey/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Chris Huhne felt she had to have an abortion

We must learn from the O'Brien scandal

Good must come from this sad affair

Under canon law, the seal of confession is sacred under the penalty of excommunication (CNS)

Sin is sin – why is our society obsessed with just a few bodily-related ones?

The Pope Emeritus, as he is now called

People outside the faith will never understand how much the Holy Father means to us

The Curia  CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters

Is the Curia Catholic or Roman?

Does the Curia need to be ‘internationalised’?

Poland Auschwitz

Heroic nuns of the Holocaust

Many nuns risked life to save strangers from the Nazis