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Pope Paul VI, with the future John Paul II  CNS Photos

The pope of my youth’s writing continues to resonate, with a faith as fresh as the day he penned them

Catholic Truth Society's altar missal (this one, in white, was presented to the Pope). Photo: Pierpaolo Finaldi

Not everyone, though, is happy about the new text. For me it brings back a sense of the sacred

Pope Benedict XVI, Bishop Roche and Pierpaolo Finaldi (Photo courtesy of Mr Finaldi)

The Bishop of Leeds told Pope Benedict XVI that the new translation had gone down well in parishes

A copy of the new Roman Missal seen in Rome last year (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Bishops’ conference has given the go-ahead for three publishers to produce the missals in time for Advent

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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