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Pope Benedict XVI warns participants at the Middle East Synod about the manifestation of new forms of slavery

At opening of Middle East Synod Pope Benedict warns of ‘false gods’ that beset the modern world, including terrorism and drug abuse

French president discusses Middle East with Pontiff

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