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A monk, two popular priests and even a Vatican cardinal have felt the wrath of an Opus Dei scholar

Is good oratory absolutely crucial or is it low down on the list of sought after priestly qualities?

Cardinal Ravasi also encourages priests to use Twitter (Photo: PA)

Cardinal Ravasi says priests should use dramatic stories and imagery from the Bible to add colour to their homilies

Pontifical Council for Social Communications to host meeting on May 2

Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, president of the Pontifical Council for Culture (CNS/Catholic Press Photo)

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Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, left, prefect of the Congregation for Eastern Churches, with Cardinal Emmanuel-Karim Delly of Baghdad (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

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A crucifix hangs in a school classroom in Rome (CNS photo/Reuters)

Cardinal Ravasi says crucifixes highlight Christianity’s key contribution to European culture