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Lord Patten foresees ‘opposition and resistance’ to his blueprint for reform (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

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

Lord Patten of Barnes (PA)

Lord Patten of Barnes’ lecture for the English and Welsh bishops’ World Communications Day

Chris Patten (PA)

British peer offers scathing critique of the Holy See’s current communications structures

Pope Francis meeting Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas at the Vatican (CNS)

Francis urged the Palestinian president to be ‘an angel of peace’ – he didn’t tell him he was one

Pope Francis (CNS)

Pope addressed employees of the Italian Catholic bishops’ television station, TV 2000

'The image brought home just how much technology had reshaped the world in the eight years between the elections of Benedict XVI and Francis' (AP)

The night that inspired us to embark on one of the biggest changes in our 126-year history

Pope Francis greets people after Mass yesterday (Photo: CNS)

They can’t get Pope Francis over paedophilia: but they were always going to find something

Lord Justice Leveson with his report (Photo: PA)

But this is a very long report: it needs to be read and re-read carefully by everyone involved before any legislation is enacted. But this operation mustn’t be allowed to fail

It is probably better not to expose children to TV at all (Photo: Peter Byrne/PA Wire)

Whether you agree that Catholics should actually Unplug their Televisions, we need to understand that this is a dangerous medium

Nadine Dorries appears on the BBC Two programme Daily Politics

‘The churches have been pathetic’

Tory MP Nadine Dorries tells Ed West that she felt badly let down by Christians in her fight to reform abortion law