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A worker painstakingly places leather tabs and ribbons into each chapel missal (Photo: Pierpaolo Finaldi)

Mark Greaves travels to Italy to witness the astonishing skills involved in the creation of the new Missal that will stand on Britain’s altars

People light candles to mark World Aids Day in Kathmandu, Nepal (CNS Photo/Navesh Chitrakar)

Western governments are refusing to accept that condoms are ineffective in curbing the disease, according to Catholic Truth Society report

Pope Benedict XVI prays during his visit to Fosse Ardeatine yesterday (AP Photo/Osservatore Romano, HO)

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A copy of the new English translation of the Roman Missal (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Priests will use ‘cheap but worthy’ interim Missals for three months after the new Order of Mass is introduced but before the full Missal is published

Lambert Wilson and Jean-Marie Frin star in Of Gods and Men, a film about Cisterian monks who were murdered by Islamists in Algeria (CNS photo/Sony Pictures Classics)

They faced a certain and violent death yet were filled with hope in eternal life

Benedict XVI pictured with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and his wife, Svetlana, yesterday (CNS photo/Christophe Simon, pool via Reuters)

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Pope Benedict XVI is presented with a copy of the official record of his state visit to Britain by Peter Jennings, its author and editor, in Rome 
at the end of his weekly audience in the Vatican on Wednesday December 15                                                      (Photograph: L’Osservatore Romano)

Record of papal visit delights Pope

Benedict XVI presented with official record of last year’s papal visit to Britain

Author’s questions to Pope are revealed

Pope Benedict has answered questions which range from whether he has ever considered resigining to should there be a Vatican III

Archbishop Vincent Nichols pictured with Richard Brown, Glenda Swain (right) and Llima Cole (left) of the Catholic Truth Society             Photograph: Peter Jennings

Archbishop Nichols launches papal book

Archbishop Vincent Nichols launches the Official Record of the State Visit of Pope Benedict XVI to Great Britain at a special Mass in Westminster Cathedral

Princess Michael of Kent with Deborah Jones, left, and Anna Arco (Photos: Mark Makela)

Princess Michael of Kent was the guest of honour