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Cardinal Bertone exhorts international community to fight anti-Christian discrimination with same energy as it combats all religious intolerance

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

The Apostolic Exhortation Verbum Domini urges Catholics to become more familiar with the Bible

Pontiff urges Brazilian bishops to guide the faithful to oppose abortion

Pope: we can never give up on peace

Pope Benedict XVI closes Middle East Synod by urging bishops never to resign themselves ‘to the absence of peace’

Islam promotes respect for Christians and Jews, Muslim scholars tell Synod

Opening Synod statement said some countries in the Middle East limit freedom of religion and violate freedom of conscience

Benedict XVI and the Archbishop of Canterbury will pray together

Vatican ‘not worried’ by possible protests

Cardinal Cañizares says there is a case for Communion before the age of seven