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Pope Benedict XVI's gentle, positive statements at Gaudí's Sagrada Familia were described as 'railing' by the secularist media (Photo: PA)

If he were not a threat, his enemies would just ignore him

Verbum Domini is the most important document on Scripture since Vatican II

Benedict XVI makes appeal in Apostolic Exhortation Verbum Domini

A woman studies the Bible at St Mary of Celle parish in Berwyn, Illinois (Photo: CNS)

The Apostolic Exhortation Verbum Domini urges Catholics to become more familiar with the Bible

Pope Benedict XVI celebrates Mass at the Basilica of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona (Photo: CNS)

In his homily Pope Benedict XVI said Catholics must promote the family and resist every attack on human life

Pope Benedict at the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey, in 2006 (Photo: PA)

We should work towards fighting secularism rather than reaching an agreement on theology

Legionaries of Christ seminarians lead the recessional during a Mass in Rome (Photo: CNS)

They are supposed to believe in obedience to the pope: then let them obey

Interviewer Peter Seewald asks Benedict XVI if he considered resigning

Pope discusses upcoming trip to Spain

Pope Benedict XVI talks about his excitement at the trip during his general audience

A banner welcoming Benedict XVI hangs from the façade of La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. The Pope will consecrate the still unfinished church on Sunday (CNS photo)

The Pontiff takes the pilgrim path

On the eve of Benedict XVI’s second trip to Spain David Eade explains why the Pope is so concerned about the country’s future