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Cardinal William Levada, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, pictured with Pope Benedict XVI, signed the long-awaited Instruction (CNS photo)

Here we publish the full text of the Vatican’s long-awaited instruction, Universae Ecclesiae

The Pope’s removal of Bishop Morris follows more than a decade of conflict between the prelate and the Vatican

Cardinal William Levada, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, announced last year that a document was being prepared (Photo: CNS)

The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has sent a letter to bishops’ conferences around the world giving guidelines for dealing with clerical abuse cases

Bishops of England and Wales pictured during their ad limina visit last year (Photo: Mazur)

Bishops of England and Wales seek to map out aims for the next five to 10 years at a meeting that may lead to a shake-up of Eccleston Square

Archbishop Mennini, Apostolic Nuncio to Great Britain, pictured with Archbishop Nichols of Westminster (photo: Mazur)

Archbishop Mennini, Apostolic Nuncio to Great Britain, addresses bishops at their plenary meeting in Hinsley Hall

Coptic Christians mourn dead at a church in Cairo (CNS photo/Asmaa Waguih, Reuters)

Mob in Cairo hurl firebombs at churches and shoot at Christians in an outbreak of violence lasting several hours

The dining hall of the Artane Industrial School in Dublin, in an undated photo. The school was run by the Christian Brothers (CNS photo/Commission to Inquire Into Child Abuse)

Brother Philip Pinto says future is uncertain because of costly abuse cases and a shattered reputation

Benedict XVI takes a gondola across the Grand Canal in Venice (CNS photo/Alessandro Bianchi, Reuters)

Benedict XVI says Christians must try to reflect the beautiful, life-giving qualities of water and not its destructive ones

An open Bible is seen inside Holy Cross Cathedral in Boston (CNS photo from Reuters)

Benedict XVI makes comment in message to Pontifical Biblical Commission

Migrants present gifts to Archbishop Smith of Southwark (Photo: Chris Jepson)

At Mass for Migrants Bishop McMahon cites Pope Leo XIII and Victorian Cardinal Manning in support of a living wage