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Pope Benedict XVI speaks to journalists on the papal plane (Photo: CNS)

It’s time for reform. No pontificate can reach its full potential with an incompetent Vatican bureaucracy

The Vatican spokesman, Fr Federico Lombardi, at a press conference (Photo: CNS)

The Vatican is often criticised for paying little or no attention to PR. At the same time many believe that a slick, modern PR office would hinder its mission

Malicious or ignorant reports do not only damage the reputation of ordinary Catholics; they also cause ordinary Catholics to lose confidence in their pastors