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Pope Benedict XVI leaves in his popemobile at the conclusion of the Way of the Cross (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Pilgrims were in reflective mood at last night’s extraordinary Via Crucis

Benedict XVI blesses Deacon James Bradley in the Plaza de Cibeles (Mazur/

When the Holy Father blessed me, I saw his deep generosity and care for the Church

Fr Weinandy

But the fact that in the US they do shows that the Benedictine counter-revolution is on course

Benedict XVI blesses Deacon James Bradley before he sings the Gospel at Mass in Madrid yesterday (Mazur/

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Mayor of Rome, Walter Veltroni (Photo: PA)

Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith on why so little violent crime happens in Italy

WYD 2011: Benedict XVI in Spain: ‘a meek man of mighty action’

Madeleine Teahan describes her experience of Pope Benedict XVI’s first day in Spain

The current production of All's Well That Ends Well at the Globe. (Photo: Globe)

Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith reviews a superb production of All’s Well That Ends Well, but cautions against extravagant interpretations of Shakespeare

Young people attend a catechetical session at the Palacio De Deportes yesterday (Mazur/

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Photo: CNS

The new vision of liturgical pluralism should now be an integral part of priestly formation

Pilgrims fill Madrid's Plaza de Cibeles for the opening Mass of World Youth Day (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Catholics young and old dance in the streets ahead of the Pope’s arrival