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Pope Benedict with Cardinal William Levada, head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, at a meeting earlier this year (Photo: CNS)

Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith issues clarification about Benedict XVI’s remarks in Light of the World

The cover of the Italian version of Light of the World, pictured during a press conference at the Vatican on November 23 (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

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The late Cardinal Hume withdrew his support for parish-based conversions in the early 1990s because of the opposition of some bishops (Photo: PA)

In the words of Cardinal Ratzinger then, ‘what are the English bishops afraid of?’

From left: Fr Marcus Stock, Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster, Archbishop Peter Smith of Southwark, and Auxiliary Bishop Alan Hopes of Westminster (Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Read the full text of the bishops’ statement on Anglicanorum coetibus

Archbishop Francis Chullikatt (CNS)

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Israeli President Shimon Peres meets Pope Benedict XVI at Castel Gandolfo

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Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster (Photo: Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

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Washington Archbishop Donald Wuerl speaks at a press conference at the US bishops' headquarters (CNS photo/Bob Roller)

Archbishop Wuerl of Washington: upgrading of punishment is not a sign of disrespect towards women

Mgr Charles Scicluna, the Vatican's chief prosecutor for clerical sex abuse, left, and Vatican spokesman Fr Federico Lombardi (Photo: AP/Andrew Medichini)

New norms also strengthen penalty for attempting to ordain women as clergy

Mgr Charles Scicluna, the Vatican's chief prosecutor of clerical sexual abuse, kneels at a service for victims in St Peter's Basilica (CNS photo/Isabella Bonotto, Catholic Press Photo)

Revisions will also add the attempted ordination of women to list of most serious crimes against Church law