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Are people leaving the Church because of a lack of inspiring leadership, or simply because they have lost faith?

October 12 2012

Print edition 12.10.12

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Challenge of Vatican II, he says, was to make ‘the truth and beauty of the faith shine out in our time’

At his weekly general audience Pope Benedict XVI reflected on the importance of the Council

October 5 2012

Print edition 05.10.12

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Bishops gathered in St Peter's for the Second Vatican Council (Photo: CNS)

Or should we be urgently seeking to fix the damage it did to the Church?

Benedict XVI is following the journey that John XXIII took 50 years ago, when the Second Vatican Council was about to begin

September 28 2012

Print edition 28.09.12

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Or is the phrase too hostile for non-believers to engage with it properly?

September 21 2012

Print edition 21.09.12

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