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A statue of Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha outside the Kateri Shrine in Fonda, New York (Photo: CNS)

Pope Benedict XVI advances Causes of 20 men and women and recognises 64 martyrs of the Spanish Civil War

Benedict XVI looks at a traditional Mexican Nativity scene donated by the state of Puebla (Photo: CNS)

At his general audience Benedict XVI says prayer should not just be a request for God to fulfil one’s wishes

In St Peter's Square an Italian banner says: 'Mary the Immaculate will triumph' (Photo: CNS)

Benedict XVI told crowds in Rome that the Church will always end up victorious against persecution

The shrine at Banneux, Belgium

Mariette Beco had the visions in 1933 in the small town of Banneux in Belgium

Benedict XVI arrives at the Berlin Stadium (Photo: CNS)

German complaint called for Benedict XVI to be fined 2,500 euros for repeatedly not wearing a seat belt

Archbishop Nichols celebrated Mass last year to mark the 30th anniversary of the Passage

Any donation to the homeless charity until Friday will be matched by the Big Give fundraising scheme

Edward Leigh says MPs aren't even being given the chance to debate the new regulations

Edward Leigh is seeking to annul regulations which would lift the ban on civil ceremonies being conducted in places of worship

Bishop Bernard Fellay, centre, pictured before an ordination Mass in Econe, Switzerland (AP Photo/Keystone, Olivier Maire)

Bishop Fellay says the Vatican document needs changes before it can be accepted as the basis of reconciliation

Archbishop-designate Charles Brown, pictured at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (Photo: CNS)

Vatican names new nuncio to Ireland

Crucial post is given to Mgr Charles Brown, an Irish American who has served for almost 20 years at the CDF

Fr Julian Green: 'The possibility is always there that the Pope might attend' (Photo: CNS)

Delegate of Eucharistic Congress says there are contingency plans in case Benedict XVI does visit