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Fresh from a tough stint at the BBC, Lord Patten was asked to help overhaul another media operation crying out for change – the Vatican’s. He seems haunted by the possibility of failure

L’Osservatore Romano responds to Ireland’s vote in favour of legalising same-sex marriage

“There is no fourth secret and there are no other hidden secrets,” says Cardinal Amato

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Cardinal Gerhard Müller says bishops ‘have the obligation to prevent’ abuse

L’Osservatore Romano says Shades of Truth is ‘naïve’ and lacks credibility

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The Pope offered prayers for the victims of a fatal Mediterranean crossing in early February

Francis says worldly celebrations intoxicate ‘more than grappa on an empty stomach’

Church officials try to remove misconceptions about the sacrament