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Benedict XVI: prayer is an art learned through constant practice

In his weekly general audience the Pope reflects on Jesus’s prayer

‘Green’ Nativity scene is heading to St Peter’s Square

The Nativity scene will use environmentally friendly LED lights

Print edition 25.11.11

Print edition 25.11.11

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Debate: Is modern church architecture always hideous?

The 'Jubilee Church' in Rome, designed by US architect Richard Meier (Photo: CNS)

Or are there some modern churches that really do inspire devotion and raise people’s spirits to God?

Pope recalls Benin trip at general audience

Benedict XVI talks about the signing of the document Africae Munus, a ‘road map’ for the Church in Africa, and about evangelisation

Benedict XVI completes three-day trip to Benin

A compilation of some of the most striking scenes from the visit

Pope arrives in Benin

After a nearly six hour flight, the Pope arrived at Benin’s international airport, where he was greeted by president Thomas Yayi Boni and his wife Chantal. She welcomed the Pope in French by saying “Beloved Holy Father.”

New Italian PM meets Pope before flight to Benin

Mario Monti met Benedict XVI earlier this morning

Print edition 18.11.11

Print edition 18.11.11

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