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Cardinal O'Brien (Photo: PA)

Cardinal resigns just a few weeks before he was due to step down because of age

Cardinal O'Brien (Photo: PA)

Scotland’s cardinal tells the BBC that clerical celibacy could, in principle, be re-considered

Tanzanian president Jakaya Kikwete (Photo: PA)

Clergy receive text message saying ‘many more will die’

The Catholic Herald has been nominated for an award for the best Catholic newspaper

Archbishop Robert Zollitsch (Photo: CNS)

Archbishop Zollitsch says Germany ‘in some sense shared the honour’ of Benedict XVI being elected

Fr Federico Lombardi (PA)

Fr Lombardi says the ordinariate will remain a permanent feature of the Catholic Church after Benedict XVI has abdicated

Maria Miller addresses the House of Commons on same-sex marriage Photo: Press Association

Maria Miller tells Church all registrars must solemnise same-sex marriages

Pope Benedict XVI leads the Angelus in St Peter's Square on Sunday Photo: Press Association

Benedict XVI says Catholics must endure spiritual battle during his Sunday address

Vatican Bank  Photo: Associated Press

A shipyard chairman has been appointed as the new president of the Vatican Bank

Pope Benedict blesses the Roman clergy at the end of his address (AP)

Benedict XVI says media distortion of the Second Vatican Council caused ‘so much misery’