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Benedict XVI blesses the faithful during this morning's general audience (AP)

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St Ignatius Loyola in a painting by Peter Paul Rubens (CNS photo)

Meet the toughest clerics who ever lived

Daniel Kalder says that St Ignatius set a high standard when a cannonball tore open his leg