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Benedict XVI has paid tribute to murdered Pakistani politician Shahbaz Bhatti (Photo: PA)

In his address to diplomats Benedict XVI laments violent attacks on Christians as well as efforts to push religion out of the public sphere

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Benedict XVI names 22 new cardinals

Pope gives red hat to Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York

Vatican congregation says the Year will focus on Christ and ‘the beauty of having faith in him’

The sick and frail are anointed by Cardinal Theodore McCarrick at the closing Mass for World Day of the Sick (CNS photo by Bob Roller)

In his message for the World Day of the Sick Benedict XVI says the sacrament deserves ‘greater consideration’

Fr John Murray was told he would never walk again (CNS photo/Clare Becker, Catholic Review)

American priest who was paralysed from the chest down defies doctors’ predictions after praying to a 19th-century Blessed

The homepage of the US ordinariate website, Usordinariate.org

Fr Jeffrey Steenson will lead the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St Peter

A student waves the Mexican flag at yesterday's general audience (CNS)

Benedict XVI will make four-day visit to the country

Benedict XVI delivers the Urbi et Orbi message (AP)

Pope says Jesus is ‘the hand God extends to humanity’

A figurine of the Christ Child is seen inside St Peter’s Basilica in 2009   CNS photo/Giampiero Sposito, Reuters

‘The greatest gift is Jesus Christ’

English archbishops and a Scottish cardinal offer their Christmas greetings to readers of the Herald

Pope recalls ‘unforgettable moment’ of Eucharistic Adoration in Hyde Park