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The Sistine Chapel Choir will record the hymn (CNS)

Paul Inwood was among 90 composers to submit a composition to the Vatican

St Pope John Paul II used the term 'new evangelisation' in his encyclical Redemptoris Missio (Photo: PA)

Fr Jonathan Cotton offers six steps that can prepare Catholics to share their faith

Benedict XVI celebrates his 88th birthday with his brother Mgr Georg Ratzinger, right, and fellow Bavarians (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)

Leading the doubters back home

Benedict XVI helped rescue the scriptures from becoming lifeless history

People pack the pews during a Mass of thanksgiving for the canonisation of St John Paul II (CNS)

A new book sets out why evangelising is not the reserve of Protestants

Cardinal Pell hailed the abbey school as ‘brave and important’  (CNS)

Australian cardinal makes comments during Mass of foundation for the School of the Annunciation in Devon

Buckfast Abbey

School of the Annunciation will be based at the Benedictine Buckfast Abbey in Devon

Bishops and cardinals are assembled at the synod's opening Mass (Photo: CNS)

Message says Church will be renewed despite weakness of its disciples

Full text of synod message

Here we publish the message of the synod of bishops, approved today

Tapestries of the seven new saints hang from St Peter's yesterday (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 22/10/12

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Pope Benedict XVI celebrated Mass to open the synod yesterday (Photo: CNS)

Pope gives off-the-cuff reflection at start of the synod on new evangelisation