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Jacob Neusner in 2008 (Emily Darrow/ Bard College)

The Jewish scholar whose work was admired by Pope Benedict has died at his home in New York

Pope Francis holds in flight press conference on his way back to Rome (PA)

The Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors will feel even more frustrated following the Pope’s comments yesterday

Pope Francis with Benedict XVI (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano)

The Holy Door in St Peter’s Basilica will be opened on Tuesday morning

The visit of the relics of St Thérèse of Lisieux to England and Wales in 2009 (© Mazur/

It is time to invoke the prayers of Saint Therese of Lisieux and Saint Martin of Tours for world peace

Pope Benedict has quietly spoken (PA)

The ‘silent’ Pope Benedict has ways of being heard; and he is still being listened to

Benedict XVI celebrates his 88th birthday with his brother Mgr Georg Ratzinger, right, and fellow Bavarians (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)

Leading the doubters back home

Benedict XVI helped rescue the scriptures from becoming lifeless history

Vladimir Putin pushes the myth about the way Russia is being encircled by the West (PA)

Benedict XVI spoke presciently about the ‘dictatorship of relativism’

Homilies are much improved  (CNS)

The Lectionary is bearing fruit at last

A car drives past the residence of Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst and the Catholic cathedral in Limburg (CNS)

Why the German Church is rich and arrogant

Billions of euros pour into the German hierarchy’s coffers every year thanks to the church tax. Hardly anyone goes to Mass, but it means the bishops can bully Rome

The beatification of Pope Paul VI (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

If it comes to a choice between popularity and Truth, we must choose Truth every time