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Benedict XVI pictured in 2010 walking with his personal secretary, Msgr Georg Ganswein, in the gardens of Castel Gandolfo (CNS)

The public will soon be able to visit the grounds of Castel Gandolfo

Francis walks in procession to Santa Sabina yesterday (AP)

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A person holds a mock Oscar as Francis arrives for his general audience (AP)

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Francis may develop the insights contained in Humanae Vitae (CNS)

I bet Francis is going to develop Church teaching on birth control at some point in his pontificate

'Penance is a pause amid the rush of consumerism and competitive roar of today’s society' (PA)

There was a time when the concept of penance was widely understood but society has changed

The word 'Allah' in a headline in a Malaysian Catholic newspaper (CNS)

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Cardinal Newman – follow his advice and be happy

10 steps towards becoming a happier, holier person

Colm Wilkinson as Bishop Myriel in Les Misérables

The musical’s Bishop Myriel is the best example of a Pope Francis-style bishop. Cardinal Wolsey, or Cardinal Richelieu, on the other hand…

Francis called for peace in Ukraine at the Angelus yesterday (AP)

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A couple at a Mass of thanksgiving for marriage in Westminster Cathedral (Photo: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

The permanency of marriage is being undermined – Cardinal Nichols should put the Church’s preparation of couples at the centre of his mission