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Rumours abound that a consistory will take place next month. Above: cardinals assemble in St Peter's Basilica in 2007 (Photo: PA)

Apartments in Rome are ‘already being readied’ for a consistory on November 20 and 21, according to a source

Some respected campaigners even regarded it as a civil right

Benedict XVI celebrates the canonisation Mass in St Peter's Square (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)

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Cardinal Oscar Rodríguez Maradiaga (CNS photo/Michael Alexander, Georgia Bulletin)

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Claire Rayner and her husband Des earlier this year (Photo: PA)

As the mother of a girl with Down’s Syndrome, I disagree

Rabbi David Rosen greets the Pope at the Synod of Bishops for the Middle East (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano, ho)

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Halloween was once the vigil feast of All Saints' Day, celebrated on November 1 (Photo: PA)

Can smiley pumpkins, window lights and saints’ costumes really replace pointy hats, plastic fangs and pasty make-up?

The Motu Proprio Ubicumque et semper was published yesterday

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Four miners carry a statue of San Lorenzo, the patron saint of miners, to the rescue shaft at the San Jose mine in Chile

One of their first requests, after a crucifix, was for statues of Our Lady and the saints

The tower of a church and the minaret of a nearby mosque are seen in the West Bank city of Ramallah (Photo: CNS)

The timing of the Middle East Synod is unfortunate