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Andrew Brown says Pope Benedict’s speech to the English and Welsh bishops yesterday “raised every residual Protestant hackle in the country” (Pope’s full address here, Archbishop Nichols’s address here, Fr Z’s fisk of Pope’s speech here, ad limina photos here, video report here).

More than 800 people have signed a petition to “Make the Pope Pay” for his visit to Britain.

The new English translation of the Mass is likely to be introduced in parishes in Advent 2011.

Pope Benedict’s full address to the Roman Rota is finally available in English.

The Catholic bishops of France have said that a ban on full face veils will lead to more persecution of Christians in Muslim countries.

Jesus broke “all PR rules”, Cardinal Christoph Schönborn of Vienna has said during his visit to America.

John Allen ponders two new documents that add to the debate about Pius XII’s wartime actions.

The hard-working NCR reporter also analyses the Italian bishops’ liberal stance on immigration.

And Commonweal talks to Diana Fritz Cates about St Thomas Aquinas and the emotions.

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