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Benedict XVI visits the Ad Gentes Centre in Nemi, Italy, yesterday

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This painting of St Maria Goretti hangs at the shrine where she is buried in Nettuno, Italy (CNS photo)

She could join Terrence Higgins as a figurehead for those who are trying to eradicate HIV/Aids

Lord Sacks, the former chief rabbi of Great Britain (PA photo)

Why is it always Rabbi Sacks who gives rational and coherent moral guidance to our benighted society, and not any Catholic leader?

An icon of evil seared into the public consciousness AP Photo

Why I’m glad I saw Auschwitz

There are some things that are simply evil in themselves, and never to be justified

Benedict XVI greets the crowds at Castel Gandolfo yesterday (AP)

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Vatican Saints

Catholic should learn more about the television evangelist, now a venerable

POPE ATTENDS ECUMENICAL VESPERS SERVICE IN GERMANY

Archbishop Gerhard Müller is a friend, co-author, and defender of Gustavo Gutiérrez. But he’s also close to the pope, who knows what he is doing

Poles attend the installation of Pope John Paul II AP/Press Association Images

Communism never inspired love in a deeply faithful people

Pilgrims pray around a statue of Mary in Medjugorje (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

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Church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary, Krakow (AP)

Its people have confidence in themselves and the mission of the Church