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Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger was a stern critic of liberation theology as prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (AP Photo/Massimo Sambucetti)

The problem, says the Pope, is denying the transcendent dimension of man: but some people are still going on about ‘structures of injustice’

Benedict XVI views items that belonged to Blessed Pope John Paul II at the Carlo Magno Hall yesterday (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano)

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Archbishop João Bráz de Aviz (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

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Children hold up a photo of their father, Fernando Quisar, one of 27 farmers massacred by a drugs cartel in May (CNS photo/Rodrigo Arias, Reuters)

Decriminalising drugs will put the country’s deadly cartels out of business

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at Solemn Evensong and Benediction at Blackfriars, Oxford (Photo: Br Lawrence Lew, OP)

The riches of the true Anglican patrimony will now at last be reunited with their source

Fr Paul Lei Shiyin, holding crosier on right, after his episcopal ordination without a papal mandate (CNS photo/courtesy Diocese of Leshan, UCAN)

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His assessment of Pius as ‘odiously anti-Semitic’ is based on one source – John Cornwell

Auberon Waugh pictured in 2000 a few months before he died (PA photo)

Auberon Waugh loathed the school and was beaten regularly by its headmaster. He took revenge through journalism

Benedict XVI pictured at the Angelus yesterday  (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

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A traditional representation of the Sacred Heart in stained glass (CNS photo)

Today’s feast is one of the most theologically profound of the year