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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

Pope follows All Souls’ Day tradition of praying at tombs of predecessors

Unchaste, egotistical and selfish relationships stifle growth and suffocate the spirit, says Pope Benedict XVI

Syrian Catholic patriarch, meanwhile, attacks indifference of free world to suffering of Iraqi Christians

Pope urges faithful to pray tomorrow for those who sleep in the Lord

Two-day trip includes stops in Barcelona and Santiago de Compostela

Pontiff urges Brazilian bishops to guide the faithful to oppose abortion

Benedict XVI will fulfil his wish to visit Santiago de Compostela next month

The Solemnity of All Saints: Revelation 7:2-4 & 9-14; 1 John 3:1-3; Matthew 5:1-12

Pope: we can never give up on peace

Pope Benedict XVI closes Middle East Synod by urging bishops never to resign themselves ‘to the absence of peace’