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Archbishop Bernard Longley, Bishop Michael Campbell and Bishop Kieran Conry at the English College in Rome (Photo: Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Full text of Archbishop Bernard Longley’s address to the synod in Rome

Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury (Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Bishop of Shrewsbury recalls 50th anniversary of opening of Vatican II

Benedict XVI arrives at St Peter's Square for the Mass opening the Year of Faith (Photo: AP/Andrew Medichini)

Pope Benedict XVI opens Year of Faith

Pope inaugurated the Year of Faith this morning with 14 surviving Fathers of the Council
• Read full text of Benedict XVI’s homily
Video of the Pope’s homily
• Read full text of Patriarch Bartholomew’s address

Homily given at Mass marking 50th anniversary of Vatican II

Benedict XVI at the weekly general audience yesterday (Photo: CNS)

On eve of 50th anniversary Benedict XVI reflects on weak and strong points of Council documents

Orthodox leader ‘wholeheartedly congratulates’ Pope on 50th anniversary of Council

Bishop Brian Farrell, secretary of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, and the Archbishop of Canterbury (Photo: CNS)

Dr Williams tells Pope and synod that evangelisation is ‘overflow’ of disciple’s journey to Christ

Pope Benedict XVI celebrated Mass to open the synod yesterday (Photo: CNS)

Pope gives off-the-cuff reflection at start of the synod on new evangelisation

Vatican spokesman Fr Federico Lombardi comments on the verdict (AP)

Vatican spokesman says Pope Benedict may pardon Paolo Gabriele

Bishop Egan also calls for extra emphasis on Eucharistic Adoration and a ‘systematic’ study of Catechism