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A soldier patrols the border of South Sudan amid skirmishes (Photo: CNS)

New secretary of Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue says experience in Sudan was enriching

About 7,000 people attended today’s general audience at the Vatican

The ruins of St Bertin’s Abbey, rebuilt in the 13th century

St Bertin (September 5) became abbot of a flourishing monastery with some 150 monks under his rule

Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini with Pope Benedict in 2005 (AP)

The influential Italian Jesuit died today aged 85

Daily readings: September 2 – 8

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Form

Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time: Dt 4:1-2, 6-8; Ps 15; Jas 1; Mk 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23

Cardinal Christoph Schönborn of Vienna (Reuters/Leonhard Foeger)

Members of Pope Benedict’s student circle meet to discuss the Reformation

August 31 2012

Print edition 31.08.12

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Newlyweds pose for a photo (Photo: AP)

Sao Paulo notary said she could find no ‘legal impediment’ to the union

Fr Thwaites ‘spoke in a gentle manner while firing off spiritual advice that could blow you off your feet'

Fr Hugh Thwaites said the Church of the future would ‘consist solely of those families who have been faithful to the rosary’