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The claim, by Bavarian author Peter Seewald, is based on a series of interviews with the Pontiff earlier this year

Pope Benedict XVI meets journalists attending an international conference organised by the Vatican

Pope Benedict XVI tells media gathered at a conference in Rome to seek the truth every day

Is the blogosphere obscuring the truth, or helping to illuminate it?

Pope groupie meets Pope

On Catholic media and meeting the Holy Father

The Pope in his library

Portrait of Pope Benedict XVI reproduced on the occasion of his visit to Britain

St Gertrude of Helfta was a German Benedictine, mystic, and theologian

Pontiff speaks out against the ‘path of death’ of organised crime

Pope visits Sicily

Pope Benedict XVI condemns the mafia during a one-day trip to Palermo in Sicily

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