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Topic: Benedict XVI

When, next year, Benedict XVI’s predecessor is canonised, will he once more be spontaneously acclaimed as ‘John Paul the Great’? He will by me

Like Leo the Great and Gregory the Great, he both exerted geopolitical influence and reasserted the teaching authority of the Holy See

Andrew Copson: ‘What is aggressive secularism supposed to mean?’

In the second in our series of interviews with prominent critics of the Church, the chief executive of the British Humanist Association explains why he is indifferent to Catholicism

How we deal with deteriorating health is a matter of faith

Professor Hans Kung has written he is ‘considering suicide.’ If he goes through with it, it would be a final step in a life full of small steps away from the Church

Benedict XVI welcomes statue of Our Lady of Fatima to his home

The statue has been brought to Rome from Portugal to mark Marian Day and the Vatican’s Year of Faith.

Ordinariate unveils new Mass text that draws on Cranmer

Mass featuring new liturgy celebrated at the church of Our Lady of the Assumption and St Gregory

Vatican takes another step in promoting financial transparency

Vatican spokesman says new law will help ensure ‘integrity and stability’ of Church finances

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I didn’t try to cover up child abuse, says Benedict XVI

Paedophillia is a ‘nastiness not specific to Catholicism,’ former pontiff writes in letter to Italian philosopher

Archbishop urges Catholics to support the ordinariate

Archbishop Vincent Nichols writes letter to every parish in the country

A plea to the Pope: please, Holy Father, overrule the Curia’s probably illegal instruction to the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate not to use the 1962 Missal

The motu proprio ‘Summorum Pontificum’ says that they need ‘no permission from the Apostolic See’ to celebrate the Tridentine Mass: their congregation has acted ultra vires