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Unusual Vatican statement takes Archbishop of Vienna to task

It’s time to move on from the debate about ritualism versus activism, says Dominic Scarborough

Bureaucratic obstacles must not prevent people from greeting the Pope, says Fr Joseph Evans

The Year for Priests seems at first glance to have been a tremendous failure – but for many of the world’s priests, says Pope Benedict XVI, it has been a time of quiet renewal

Canon Daniel Cronin says the sheer volume of prayers directed at clergy will make a difference