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Archbishop Dolan of New York, pictured addressing the media, is to be given a red hat (Photo: CNS)

Instead, let’s give thanks for Pope Benedict XVI’s wise leadership and continued good health

Cardinal Turkson presents the document (Photo: CNS)

Vatican department says only a global government can rein in the ‘equalities and distortions of capitalist development’

The Holy See has released a new document with ambitious proposals to tackle the world’s debt crisis

Cardinal Peter Turkson, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, which will release the document on global finance on Monday (CNS)

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A barefooted pilgrim walks on his hands and knees to the Basilica of St Francis in Assisi (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

His own life was a pilgrimage of joyful suffering towards a closer union with Christ

The Basilica of St Francis in Assisi (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

No joint prayer at Assisi, says cardinal

Papal pilgrimage will unite Muslims, Chinese Buddhists, Japanese Shintoists, Native Americans, Zoroastrians and atheist philosophers

Cardinal Turkson at Blackfriars, Oxford, after delivering the Cardinal John Henry Newman lecture. Photo: Br Lawrence Lew, OP

Faith and reason are in harmony and are not in competition, Cardinal Peter Turkson has said at a lecture in Oxford

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin (Niall Carson/PA Wire)

Next year’s event in Dublin will attract many leading Catholic figures

Refugees carry their possessions on their heads in Ivory Coast as they flee from escalating violence    AP Photo/Marco Chown Oved

Pope Benedict XVI pleads for peace in the country and says he has sent Cardinal Turkson as an envoy