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Congregation for the Causes of Saints today published the decree announcing John Paul II’s beatification

Bishop Alan Hopes ordained three former Anglican bishops to the diaconate yesterday during a historic Mass

At his general audience Pope Benedict XVI commented on the teachings of purgatory from medieval mystic St Catherine of Genoa

Bishop Fellay says he is ‘deeply indignant’ at Pope’s invitation to world religious leaders to join him at Assisi

Vatican foreign minister met the ambassador yesterday hours after she was called back to Cairo

‘What we asked for is what we got’

Former Anglican bishop Andrew Burnham talks about the car journey to Rome that inspired the world’s first ordinariate

Cardinal Napier says euphoria of Sudan referendum reminds him of the end of apartheid in South Africa

St Anthony of Egypt (January 17) inspired a new ideal by seeking spiritual growth in the desert

Daily readings: January 16 – 22

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Second Sunday of the Year: Is 49:5-6; 1 Cor 1:1-3; Jn 1:29-34