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Topic: Benedict XVI

Photo gallery: 10 memorable moments from 2013

The people and the stories making the news in what was a momentous year for the Church

Archbishop Nichols appointed to Congregation for Bishops

‘It is a privilege to assist in the important task of appointing bishops,’ said the Archbishop of Westminster

Can Catholics cope with the popularity inspired by Pope Francis?

The widespread appeal of Pope Francis, named Time magazine’s Person of the Year for 2013, must not be wasted

Ex-Anglicans break out of the ghetto

Thanks to Pope Francis the ordinariate is no longer only for former Anglicans

The Holy Father has just fervently declared his support for Benedict XVI’s vision of the Church, and has issued a clear rejection of the so-called ‘Spirit of Vatican II’

As attendance at Mass and the confessional ‘soars’, his pastoral strategy is looking clearer; who knows? The ‘Francis effect’ may even prove durable

Baroness Warsi to give Benedict XVI Lecture

Lady Warsi will discuss ‘Freedom of Religion in the Public and Private Sphere’

Traders need to read Francis’s encyclical

The Pope knows how to truly reform the global economy

Pope Francis has his own way of doing things: but that doesn’t mean he is reinventing the Catholic religion. If you’re worried, you should calm down: all is well

He prefers to communicate by means of discussion and conversation rather than preaching at people. But he never places the teachings of the church in any doubt

Blessed John Paul II’s secretary says meeting with Legionaries founder was a mistake

Cardinal Dziwisz makes comments about the late Pope in new book

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