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A nun runs in the relay race on the road leading to St Peter's Square (CNS)

Seminarians, Olympians and children take part in relay organised by Pontifical Council for Culture

Pope Francis has hailed the example of St John the Baptist (AP)

Pope urges Church to imitate courageous witness of St John the Baptist

Young people in an overflow room in Rome watch a video feed of the concert (Photo: CNS)

The band’s singer tells audience how he swapped ‘alcohol, drugs and women’ for joy of faith

Archbishop Gomez greets Cardinal Mahony in May 2010 (AP)

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Lance Armstrong in 2010 (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

Sports official in the Pontifical Council for Culture says commercial pressures reduce athletes to commodities

The Infancy Narratives was released in different languages yesterday (AP)

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Cardinal Dolan, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney at last night's dinner (AP)

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A man looks at documents at the burned-out US consulate in Benghazi, Libya (AP)

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Cardinal Ravasi (CNS)

A monk, two popular priests and even a Vatican cardinal have felt the wrath of an Opus Dei scholar

Cardinal Ravasi also encourages priests to use Twitter (Photo: PA)

Cardinal Ravasi says priests should use dramatic stories and imagery from the Bible to add colour to their homilies