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Pope Francis embraces Pope Benedict XVI during a ceremony in which Francis blessed a new statue of St. Michael the Archangel  (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters)

The Holy Father sees the reform of the Roman curia as involving a great deal more than any mere inefficiency in its administration

Bishops and pilgrims on the last day of the Congress in Dublin (AP)

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Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati, beatified in 1990 (CNS)

The Italian Blessed shows us how to live life to the full

The Pope prays after throwing the wreath (AP)

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IVF: Catholics should be aware of the arguments

Catholics need to anticipate how the media will present this issue when the legislation is debated

Copies of Pope Francis's new encyclical at the Vatican (AP)

Francis has shown his humility in completing an encyclical largely written by Benedict XVI

The then Bishop Karol Wojtyla of Krakow – a great shepherd (CNS)

We need shepherds, not bureaucrats

A World Youth Day design at a Corpus Christi celebration in Brasilia in May (AP)

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Bishop Kieran Conry  (Photo: Mazur)

Which formerly Catholic adoption societies have changed their names, accepted the law, and been quietly accepted by their bishops?

Cardinal François-Xavier Nguyen Van Thuân in Rome in 2001 (CNS)

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