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Apartments in Rome are ‘already being readied’ for a consistory on November 20 and 21, according to a source

Holy Father recalls his difficult path to priesthood in Nazi Germany

Lord Sacks describes meeting Pope Benedict XVI in Twickenham last month as a moment he ‘shall never forget’

Pope Benedict XVI proclaims six new saints, including a Canadian brother known as the ‘Miracle Man of Montreal’

Some respected campaigners even regarded it as a civil right

Circus festival visits Pope

Church leaders from Middle East enjoy circus performance

Children from Surrey who attended the Hyde Park vigil last month make cards for the Pope

Aid to the Church in Need presents Pope with book containing names of supporters who pledge the equivalent of more than six months of prayer for the Holy Father

Pope speaks about the rescue of the 33 Chilean miners during his general audience at the Vatican

Pope Benedict XVI says new pontifical council aimed at re-evangelising the west will help ‘remake the Christian fabric of society’