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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