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President of Rwanda Paul Kagame addresses the UN. The country has made strides in healthcare AP Photo/Richard Drew

The African country has made great progress, showing it’s not how much money is spent, but how

Guards salute as cardinals arrive for the first General Congregation meeting (AP)

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The Pope Emeritus, as he is now called

People outside the faith will never understand how much the Holy Father means to us

The faithful watch a screen showing Benedict XVI in St Peter's Square yesterday (AP)

Benedict XVI’s abdication is a blessing in disguise

The helicopter carrying Pope Benedict flies past St Peter's Basilica (AP)

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Benedict XVI, who leaves office today

This has been a very great pontificate: we now need a vigorous pope who will defeat the treacherous bureaucrats who undermined Pope Benedict

A cardinal greets Pope Benedict in the Vatican's Clementine Hall this morning

Morning Catholic must-reads: 28/02/13

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Archbishop Philip Tartaglia of Glasgow (PA)

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 27/02/13

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

The Curia  CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters

Is the Curia Catholic or Roman?

Does the Curia need to be ‘internationalised’?

Hans Scholl, Sophie Scholl and Christoph Probst, June 1942 (Photo © George (Jürgen) Wittenstein / akg-images)

Both Sophie and her fellow German Joseph Ratzinger were inspired by Newman’s writings on conscience