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‘They are neither nostalgic nor embittered nor encumbered by the ecclesiastical battles of recent decades’

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The Church cannot back down on its call to chastity, the cardinal said

People once again need to rise up like the Vendée Catholics and Royalists, the cardinal added

The cardinal’s plan is well intentioned, but the new lectionary and calendar would be too confusing if applied to the Old Rite

The cardinal said that omitting Jesus’s ‘hard sayings’ is not charitable

The Cardinal ‘recognised an ardent soul, a hidden saint, a great friend of God’ in the monk who had lost the ability to speak

The cardinal said some criticisms of the former pope’s preface to his latest book were ‘diabolical and cover the Church with a mantle of sadness and shame’

The Cardinal and the Pope Emeritus understand that priests and bishops have a special requirement to constantly renew their life of prayer

The retired pope has given a rare endorsement of a serving Church official