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Pope Benedict in 2008 (AP)

Our leaders’ response to his Regensburg address showed they had not only lost their nerve, but also their ability to think

Pope Francis greets retired Pope Benedict XVI prior to the opening of the Holy Door of Saint Peter's Basilica (CNS photo/Maurizio Brambatti, EPA)

The Pope Emeritus has given a rare interview to Fr Jacques Servais

Blessed Jose Gabriel del Rosario Brochero

From Mother Teresa to Blessed Jose Brochero, the sheer diversity of the saints should inspire us to follow their example

Nuns belonging to the Missionaries of Charity, the order founded by Mother Teresa (AP)

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A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Visitors look over displays of photographs of concentration camp prisoners outside the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and State Museum in Oswiecim, Poland (CNS)

The Pope will also chair World Youth Day during his five-day visit to Poland

Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi (AP)

The Jesuit priest has been general director of Vatican Radio since 2005

The stars of Spotlight Brian d'Arcy James, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, John Slattery and Michael Keaton  (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

‘The movie shows how the instinct to protect a reputation was completely wrong,’ says former chief prosecutor of clerical sex abuse cases

Pope Francis may be set to visit Scotland (AP)

A professor at St Andrews University has invited the Pope to sign an inter-faith declaration against extremism

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The Nativity scene in St Peter's Square (CNS)

The way Vatican news is reported in the mainstream media has changed drastically since the arrival of Francis