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Pope Francis (AP)

The Pope has said Catholics should discover the date of their baptism and celebrate it

Archbishop Marini: 'The Council is not behind us. It still precedes us'  (PA)

Archbishop Marini says he feels ‘desire to experience anew the spirit of the Second Vatican Council’

Benedict XVI baptising a baby in January this year

Just before his retirement Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI made a small but significant change to the wording in the rite of Baptism

David and Victoria Beckham with their children Romeo, Cruz and Brooklyn Photo: PA

We should return to the days when children were named after saints rather than following the example of celebrities

Benedict XVI at yesterday's Angelus (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)

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Benedict XVI tells parents that faith is the most precious gift in life

Benedict XVI baptises a baby in the Sistine Chapel on Sunday (AP Photo/Osservatore Romano)

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The Baptism of the Lord: Is 42: 1-4 & 6-7; Acts 10: 34-38; Mt 3: 13-17

Jesuit Brother Guy Consolmagno with Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican observatory (Photo: CNS)

Dr Consolmagno says the stars may be full of intelligent creatures with souls