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Topic: Benedict XVI

Cardinal Murphy-O’Connor: Appointment of new Bishop of Plymouth will please Francis

Bishop Mark O’Toole ordained today at Plymouth Cathedral

Laurie Penny’s attack on Pope Francis over abortion spectacularly misses his point

The Pontiff’s comments in his ‘state of the world’ address gave socialists and humanists a chance to engage with his criticism of our throwaway culture

In the 19 new cardinals we glimpse the future shape of the Catholic Church

The new cardinals reflect Pope Francis’s vision of the universal Church

Morning Catholic must-reads: 13/01/14

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

Archbishop Nichols is named a cardinal by Pope Francis

Francis makes announcement during Angelus address

‘Francis effect’ inspires boom in sales of papal merchandise

Popular items include Pope Francis ‘onesies’, T-shirts, cufflinks, shot glasses, and cocktail shakers

Morning Catholic must-reads: 07/01/14

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

Morning Catholic must-reads: 06/01/14

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

This year we must make sure we don’t fail Francis

In 2014 the Pope must play his role as teacher of the faith with clarity and courage

The book that highlights the dangerous potential of secularist ideology

Pope Francis referred to the apocalyptic fable, The Lord of the World, in November and Benedict XVI also frequently cited it