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On December 7 Pope Benedict XVI will turn on the lights of this year’s largest Christmas tree near the Italian town of Gubbio with the touch of an iPad

The scene will be unveiled shortly before Christmas Day

Print edition 11.11.11

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Is good oratory absolutely crucial or is it low down on the list of sought after priestly qualities?

Crossbench peer says the Blessed’s words encourage him

Event marks start of the academic year in Rome

Print edition 04.11.11

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Benedict XVI also told the bishops that the low number of Catholic marriages in some areas showed a lack of spiritual maturity

Print edition 28.10.11

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New films about Noah, Moses and Judah Maccabee are in the works