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Retired Pope Benedict XVI is assisted by Archbishop Georg Ganswein, prefect of the papal household, as he walks through the Holy Door of St Peter's Basilica (Photo: CNS)

Are there really two popes?

Benedict XVI’s resignation and his enigmatic life as Pope Emeritus have inspired ludicrous conspiracy theories. It’s time to put them to rest

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address yesterday (AP)

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Cardinal Christoph Schönborn of Vienna arrives at the Vatican synod hall (Photo: CNS)

The cardinal says as a child of divorced parents he knows what it is to grow up in a ‘patchwork family’

Turkish police check a nun's bag during the papal visit. The Year of Consecrated Life began on November 30 (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 01/12/14

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Archbishop Tomasi shakes hands with Claudio Grossmann, chairman of the UN Committee against Torture during a hearing in Geneva on May 5 (AP)

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Syrians search for survivors under the rubble in Aleppo (Photo: CNS)

Archbishop of Vienna says Syria is ‘already bleeding from a thousand wounds’

Pope Francis arrives for the general audience this morning (AP)

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Cardinal Schönborn addresses an audience in Atchison, Kansas                 (CNS)

The cardinal who holds his Church together

Cardinal Christoph Schönborn (Photo: CNS)

Over the next decade the archdiocese will merge 660 parishes into 150, each one served by three to five priests

Cardinal Wuerl leaves the opening meeting of the synod of bishops (CNS)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 09/10/12

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