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Pope Benedict XVI arrives to celebrate Mass in Palermo, Sicily, on Sunday (Photo: CNS)

Pope Benedict XVI tells young people during a one-day trip to Sicily: ‘Don’t be afraid to fight evil’

The Italian prime minister at the Senate in Rome last week (Photo: PA)

L’Osservatore Romano said the offensive joke was a ‘sad’ example of the decline of public discourse in Italy

Bishop Mark Davies is installed at the cathedral in Shrewsbury in what he described as a ‘poignant’ ceremony

In his first pastoral letter, Bishop Mark Davies calls faithful to a year of prayer to Mary

Pilgrims at Hyde Park (Photo: PA)

Archbishop Nichols also talks of being ‘engulfed by joy’ as he travelled with the Pope in the popemobile

The Italian papal delegate, Archbishop De Paolis, who is in charge of reforming the Legionaries of Christ (Photo: CNS)

Archbishop Blazquez, former bishops’ conference president, is appointed apostolic visitor of Regnum Christi

Cardinal Seán Brady and four Irish bishops at a press conference in Rome (Photo: CNS)

Ireland’s four most senior prelates to meet Apostolic Visitors appointed to address the clerical abuse crisis

Jesuit Brother Guy Consolmagno with Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican observatory (Photo: CNS)

Dr Consolmagno says the stars may be full of intelligent creatures with souls

Pope Benedict XVI and Nicolas Sarkozy outside the Élysée Palace in Paris in 2008 (Photo: PA)

Pope to meet Sarkozy in Italy

Pope Benedict to meet the French president amid tension over French deportation of Roma people

Archbishop Nichols: 'With the blessings of this visit we can be more confident in our faith' (Photo: PA)

Archbishop: ‘Make the faith more visible’

Archbishop Nichols urges faithful to offer to pray for people and make the Sign of the Cross in public

Boom time for Westminster seminaries

Boom time for Westminster seminaries

Despite a gloomy nation-wide picture, Westminster diocese has experienced an increase in vocations