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Pope Benedict’s remarks that the use of condoms might not always be wrong was welcomed by Catholic reformers and groups working to combat HIV. (more…)

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Mary MacKillop, a Melbourne-born nun who worked with needy children, has officially been recognised as Australia’s first saint by Pope Benedict XVI. (photo, by bbcimg.co.uk) (more…)

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In one of his speeches, the Pope appeared to associate atheism with the Nazis, which has prompted criticism from humanist organisations. (more…)

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At the end of his visit to Australia, pope Benedict XVI has met victims of child abuse by Catholic clergy, the Vatican has said. (more…)

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The pope has urged young people, at the end of his trip to Australia, to stay away from the “spiritual desert” that he says is spreading across the world. (more…)

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On Saturday, during a mass in Sydney for World Youth Day, the pope (photo) has apologised for the sexual abuses that have been committed by Roman Catholic clergy in Australia. The acts have been described by Benedict XVI as “evil”, a grave betrayal of trust and as bringing great shame on the Catholic church. (more…)

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In a formal address in Sydney, Australia, to tens of thousands of young Roman Catholics, pope Benedict XVI (photo, from news.sky.com) attacked popular culture and consumerism. He also warned that natural resources were being squandered. (more…)

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