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Latin Mass in the Extraordinary Form at the Oxford Oratory, 2009 (

It’s beautiful, utterly Catholic and uncompromising

Pop star Gloria Estefan is speaking at the TEDx event    (Photo: AP)

A pop queen descends on the Vatican

Gloria Estefan to speak at TEDx event in Rome

Cardinal Ravasi waves to reporters at the Vatican yesterday (AP)

The genius who is able to reach out to atheists

Benedict XVI talks with former papal butler Paolo Gabriele (Photo: CNS)

The Pope has repeatedly rebuked the Curia, saying officials should not seek power. But, in the Vatican, power is a core business

Cardinal Ravasi (CNS)

A monk, two popular priests and even a Vatican cardinal have felt the wrath of an Opus Dei scholar

A Padre Pio devotee in San Giovanni Rotondo, southern Italy (CNS photo/Max Rossi, Reuters)

St Pio of Pietrelcina, born 125 years ago, deserves to be celebrated by Catholics in Britain as well as Italy

Italian financial police in front of St Peter's Basilica (PA photo)

Many powerful groups want to reduce the influence of the Church in public life

Benedict XVI at the consistory last weekend (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Meanwhile, one of the leakers has made an anonymous appearance on Italian television

Pope Benedict XVI greets members of the Roman Curia (CNS photo)

The world should be told which priests or bishops leaked those secret documents

The Pope addresses Curial officials in the Clementine Hall (AP)

A fierce internal battle in the Roman Curia has spilled into the public square