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Pope will speak to thousands of pupils

Pope Benedict XVI will address thousands of school children during his visit
More coverage of the Papal Visit 2010

Sharp rise in cases of euthanasia in Holland

Euthanasia cases in Holland have risen by a massive 13 per cent in the last year, new figures have revealed

Corruption probe reaches Cardinal Sepe

The cardinal Archbishop of Naples will cooperate with a corruption investigation, the Vatican has said

Archbishop: put morals before profits

Catholic leader urges banks to learn from their mistakes as Chancellor unveils tough budget

Cardinal hopes to be a ‘wounded healer’

Cardinal Murphy-O’Connor tells Irish priests that he dwells on his ‘painful failure’ in abuse case

Bishop Arthur Roche of Leeds has announced a programme of church mergers and closures that will cut the number of parishes in his diocese almost by half

Belgian nurses admit killing without consent

Study discovers that half of nurses involved in euthanasia have killed without permission

Bishops have promised to operate within the original £7million budget planned for the papal visit, despite reports of soaring costs

Year for Priests has brought new radiance to priesthood, says Pope

Pope Benedict XVI: Year for Priests helped the Church to grow in gratitude for the gift of the priesthood
• Comment: The past year has lifted the morale of the priesthood
• In pictures: Archbishop Nichols solemnly closes the Year of Priests

A First Communion group at St Mary’s the Mount church, Walsall, West Midlands