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Cardinal Kurt Koch of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of Christian Unity says the Pope has launched a new liturgical reform

Seminaries should train priests in the Extraordinary Form ‘if pastoral needs suggest it’, the Vatican’s instruction says

Crowd of 200,000 in Rome hear testimonies from John Paul II’s close friends and from the Sister cured of Parkinson’s thanks to his intercession

His casket is placed before the tomb of St Peter

George Weigel says it will be several hundred years before the Church ‘takes on board’ the depth and breadth of the late pope’s teaching

Benedict XVI answered questions posed by Christians and non-Christians

Apostolic vicar of Tripoli says collapse of one building killed 40 people

Archbishop Mennini, Apostolic Nuncio to Britain, is to represent the Vatican at an international conference on Libya tomorrow

Bishop Fellay points to problems created by John Paul II beatification and interreligious gathering in Assisi

Vatican spokesman says reports of ‘Confession via iPhone’ have been misleading