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Rare snowfall turns Vatican in a winter wonderland

Former Vatican official explores ‘lights and shadows of the Church’

Spanish Sister has spent 84 years living in cloistered convent

Pope says prayer for sufferers is his prayer intention for July

Print edition 01.07.11

Print edition 01.07.11

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Thirty-nine archbishops received the pallium, a garment used as a sign of communion with the Pope

Pope sends first tweet on iPad

Benedict XVI launches a new Vatican website,, with click on iPad

Pope leads procession through streets of Rome

Mordechay Lewy says wartime pope defended the Jewish community

Archbishop Nichols views relics on show at the British Museum (Photo: Mazur/

Is the ‘spiritual and emotive’ power of relics more important than their authenticity?