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Copies of Pope Benedict XVI's new book on display the Vatican bookshop (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

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Pope Benedict XVI, right, meets Archbishop Robert Zollitsch, the head of the German Episcopal Conference and other German bishops AP

The Pope has said he is unhappy about the small amount of time given to ecumenical dialogue in the provisional plans for his September visit to Germany

Starkey says he is opposed to the fining of Christian B&B owners who refused two men a double bedroom (Photo: PA)

On Question Time last week he pointed to a ‘new tyranny’ of liberal morality

Benedict XVI receives the ashes at the Basilica of Santa Sabina yesterday (AP Photo/Danilo Schiavella, Pool)

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People in Warsaw queue for marmalade-stuffed doughnuts on Paczki, or 'Fat Thursday', before the start of Lent (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

Newman says that ‘the very notion of being religious implies self-denial’: true, maybe, but not easy

Egyptian Christian Romani Girgis sells Coptic religious goods in his shop in Alexandria (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

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Candles burn in front of a portrait of Shahbaz Bhatti during a vigil in Lahore (AP Photo/K M Chaudary)

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Lambert Wilson and Jean-Marie Frin star in Of Gods and Men, a film about Cisterian monks who were murdered by Islamists in Algeria (CNS photo/Sony Pictures Classics)

They faced a certain and violent death yet were filled with hope in eternal life

Pope Benedict XVI and Benjamin Netanyahu greet each other at Tel Aviv, Israel, in 2009 (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

The crucifixion was caused by our own sins: that has always been mainstream Catholic teaching

Benedict XVI delivers the Angelus address on Sunday (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)

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