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The Pope greets cardinals and bishops at the general audience (CNS)

Benedict XVI addresses leaks controversy at general audience

Benedict XVI arrives for this morning's general audience (AP)

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Benedict XVI greets a child at the general audience today (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Benedict XVI says people today do not always understand the ‘deep consolation’ of addressing God as Father

Benedict XVI at this morning's general audience (AP)

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Our own use of the word ‘Abba’ is the fruit of the presence of the Spirit of Christ within us, he says

Through prayer, the Holy Spirit can help people overcome their weaknesses, Benedict XVI says at general audience

Pope Benedict is driven through St Peter's Square this morning (AP)

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Pope reflects on the power of prayer

At his general audience Benedict XVI thanks world’s faithful for their prayers

Babies queue for a papal blessing at the general audience today (PA photo)

At his weekly general audience the Pope thanks faithful ‘from the depths of my heart’

At his general audience the Pope suggests we draw fresh spiritual breath from the two lungs of prayer and the word of God