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Pope Benedict XVI will address thousands of school children during his visit
More coverage of the Papal Visit 2010

Pope Benedict XVI: Year for Priests helped the Church to grow in gratitude for the gift of the priesthood
• Comment: The past year has lifted the morale of the priesthood
• In pictures: Archbishop Nichols solemnly closes the Year of Priests

Canon Daniel Cronin says the sheer volume of prayers directed at clergy will make a difference

Pontiff preaches message of reconciliation as tensions in eastern Mediterranean escalate

A martyred Polish priest was praised for standing against the oppressive forces of Communism when he defended human rights in his sermons during a beatification Mass

David Cameron appoints former governor of Hong Kong to key role ahead of Pope’s visit

The plight of Christians in the Middle East is threatened by an “extremist current” of “political Islam” and is being ignored by the world, the Pope has said ahead of a new Vatican report