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English mystic Julian of Norwich understood that God is love, says Pope

In his weekly catechesis Pope Benedict held up the medieval mystic as a woman who understood that divine love is at the heart of spiritual life

Vatican says illicit ordination of Chinese bishop a ‘painful wound’

The Vatican denounced the ordination of a bishop in China conducted as the result of Government pressure

A landmark in the ministry of Pope Benedict XVI

Pope Benedict’s interview with Peter Seewald marks an important moment in the Holy Father’s ministry

Vatican conference for the Catholic press concludes

For the first time, the Vatican has held a conference for Catholic media professionals

Debate: Should the Vatican put more energy into public relations?

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

Public relations blunders leave the faithful confused

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

Archbishop defends tough penalty for women’s ordination

Archbishop Wuerl of Washington: upgrading of punishment is not a sign of disrespect towards women

Vatican makes it easier to punish abusive priests

New norms also strengthen penalty for attempting to ordain women as clergy

Medjugorje ‘seers’ could be called to Vatican

Commission may question six alleged visionaries

Vatican to strengthen child abuse norms

Revisions will also add the attempted ordination of women to list of most serious crimes against Church law