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The cardinal said some criticisms of the former pope’s preface to his latest book were ‘diabolical and cover the Church with a mantle of sadness and shame’

The retired pope has given a rare endorsement of a serving Church official

Most of the great theologians have defended the principle of capital punishment. We’re in danger of forgetting why

The Vatican media operation has often gone so badly wrong that it created embarrassment which eventually became the story

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Scripture scholars had started to read the Bible as if it were simply a classic text. Benedict XVI helped to change that

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

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

The Vatican’s liturgy chief said ‘high-ranking prelates’ were affirming ‘obvious doctrinal, moral and liturgical errors’

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