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Archbishop Mennini ‘has a reputation as someone who is going places’

The Italian archbishop has done brilliantly as nuncio to Russia and is regarded as a key Vatican insider

It could be that Rome has finally worked out what kind of nuncio we need

Archbishop Antonio Mennini has firmly defended the place of the Orthodox Church in Russian society (Photo: CNS)

But we really don’t know; maybe I’m being guilty of wishful thinking

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Pope Benedict XVI, framed by Christmas decorations, delivers his Angelus address from his studio window overlooking St Peter's Square yesterday (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

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What exactly is wrong with the commercialisation of Christmas?

A Christmas tree next to the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem (Photo: CNS)

The more presents people buy, the faster the economy will recover: so let it rip

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Pope Benedict XVI offers a blessing from the window of his apartment (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

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Debate: Should children be told that Father Christmas isn’t real?

Santa Claus: a commercialised symbol of Christmas (Photo: PA)

Or does that lessen the wonder and magic of Christmas?

An archbishop who says there’s no Santa Claus and makes children cry? Bah humbug, I say

St Nicholas visits St Peter's Square (Photo: CNS)

The story of St Nicholas should be reclaimed, not cancelled

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Pro-life demonstrators walk through central Dublin (Niall Carson/PA Wire)

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Pope Benedict pictured during his general audience this morning

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The Legionaries of Christ are being rebranded: but Fr Maciel is still to be their private ideal

Fr Marcial Maciel in an undated picture provided by the Legionaries of Christ (Photo: CNS)

If the Legion is to continue its existence, it needs to change, root and branch