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Number of Catholics, priests, bishops and deacons all increased in 2009, but number of female religious declined

Archbishop of Bangalore says Christian victims have been turned into the perpetrators, while attackers have been absolved

The Vatican issues a three-day timetable of events and emphasises that beatification Mass is free and not ticketed

Public can see painting of Paul V for only the second time

Petition appeals to Benedict XVI not to approve a document that reportedly restricts celebrations of the traditional Mass

Pope receives Russian president at the Vatican and exchanges gifts

Pope receives President Dmitry Medvedev at the Vatican

St Polycarp (February 23), instructed by the Apostles, served as Bishop of Smyrna for 50 years and died during persecution