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Christopher Lamb



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  1. A Jesuit light goes out in London
  2. ‘Our task is not to run a university’
  3. Father figure
  4. Francis is ‘a hit’
  5. Finding the ‘real’ in the ‘ideal’
  6. The Word made fresh
  7. Trying to square the circle
  8. Awaiting the Spirit as the Fathers divide
  9. The end of the beginning
  10. Meet the committee
  11. Speaking in tongues
  12. Room for manoeuvre
  13. Rising stars
  14. Disputed readings after release of final synod document
  15. Pope in Africa: To boldly go where no pope has gone
  16. Tough words from Pope Francis on corruption at the outset of the Year of Mercy
  17. Pilgrims to the Vatican this Christmas are choosing shopping over Mass
  18. Francis’ race against time
  19. 24-hour news cycle seen as vital cog in Pope Francis' reforms
  20. View from Rome
  21. View from Rome
  22. View from Rome
  23. Francis' willingness to wash the feet of women will anger his opponents, argues Christopher Lamb
  24. View from Rome
  25. View from Rome
  26. The unaffordable gem?
  27. View from Rome
  28. View from Rome
  29. View from Rome
  30. View from Rome
  31. Pell on the ropes
  32. View from Rome
  33. View from Rome
  34. Bold medicine for an afflicted Church
  35. View from Rome
  36. View from Rome
  37. View from Rome
  38. Compassion is this pastor’s watchword
  39. View from Rome
  40. The refugees who arrived in the Vatican: 'I would like to thank the Pope...he has saved us'
  41. View from Rome
  42. View from Rome
  43. View from Rome
  44. It’s inside the Vatican, and among a number of fellow bishops, that Francis faces his biggest critics, says Christopher Lamb
  45. View from Rome
  46. View from Rome
  47. View from Rome
  48. View from Rome
  49. View from Rome
  50. View from Rome
  51. Voice of the poor
  52. View from Rome
  53. View from Rome
  54. View from Rome
  55. Tablet interview with the outgoing British Ambassador to the Holy See
  56. A tale of two papacies
  57. View from Rome
  58. View from Rome
  59. View from Rome
  60. World Youth Day: A wake-up call to the young
  61. View from Rome
  62. View from Rome
  63. View from Rome
  64. View from Rome
  65. View from Rome
  66. Inside the lions’ dens
  67. View from Rome
  68. Red hats for the new guard
  69. View from Rome
  70. All aboard for a mission impossible
  71. View from Rome
  72. Pope Francis' trip to Sweden shows the Church is 'willing to go over to the other side', writes Christopher Lamb
  73. View from Sweden
  74. View from Rome
  75. Fresh faces at Pope’s side: Francis has torn up the rule book on selection of cardinals
  76. View from Rome
  77. Spreading the word
  78. View from Rome
  79. A Protestant at the Vatican
  80. View from Rome
  81. Pope at 80: A shepherd clearly steering the flock
  82. View from Rome
  83. Syrian refugees living in the Vatican: ‘We had nothing. Now our life is beautiful’
  84. View from Rome
  85. Q&A with Hans Zollner SJ
  86. Enemy inside the gate: Christopher Lamb asks how Pope Francis is dealing with his enemies
  87. View from Rome
  88. Order of Malta: Errant knights tilt at the power of the Pope
  89. View from Rome
  90. View from Rome
  91. Papal fallibility: Is Pope Francis unable or unwilling to take decisive action against priests who abuse children?
  92. View from Rome
  93. View from Rome
  94. View from Rome
  95. Who rules in Rome: Unprecedented doctrinal division emerges in the Vatican
  96. View from Rome
  97. Pope Francis' vision of a merciful church leaves him open to accusations of being soft on priests who abuse children
  98. View from Rome
  99. 'You can have the best guidelines in the world but if you don't implement them they are not worth the paper they are written'
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  101. View from Rome
  102. Thinking out of the box: Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi says the church should offer discussion not ready-made answers
  103. View from Rome
  104. True colours
  105. View from Rome
  106. View from Rome
  107. View from Rome
  108. View from Rome
  109. Pilgrim for peace:Francis' visit to Egypt was an audacious attempt to reach out in friendship to the Muslim world
  110. View from Rome
  111. View from Rome
  112. Pope says he will be 'sincere' with Trump ahead of historic meeting
  113. View from Rome
  114. View from Rome
  115. View From Rome
  116. View from Rome
  117. View from Rome
  118. View from Rome
  119. Expect the unexpected: Francis' five new cardinal appointments reveal his vision for the future
  120. View from Rome
  121. The Pope knows the power of leaving people guessing
  122. Where does the royal commission leave Cardinal Pell in the Vatican?
  123. Cardinal Sarah's very public slap-down shows Pope is willing to use his authority 
  124. Francis and Welby show that disagreements don't have to be a paralysing
  125. Francis makes cardinals less European and more pastoral
  126. Pope Francis has shown us that being a cardinal is no longer about status but service
  127. What are the options for Pope Francis in the Order of Malta saga?
  128. Knights of Malta saga reveals the deep hostility in some quarters about Francis’ leadership
  129. The latest synod document further reveals Pope’s aim to create a listening Church
  130. Full Q&A with Republican Congressman Francis Rooney, former Ambassador to the Holy See, ahead of Trump's visit
  131. Former Labour Education Secretary joins St Mary's, Twickenham
  132. Closure of Heythrop puts Jesuit mission and 91 jobs at risk
  133. Anglican bishop and Labour peer criticise Laudato si'
  134. Lord Patten calls for divorced and remarried to receive Communion
  135. More bishops call for married men to be ordained
  136. Priest leaves traditionalist parish due to 'toll on health'
  137. Jewish peer 'appalled' by failure to protect Christians
  138. Philosophers call for Heythrop College to be saved from closure
  139. English Benedictines gather on Sunday to discuss future
  140. Hermit who threatened lesbian couple pleads guilty to harassment
  141. Declining English Benedictine order holds crisis talks at Buckfast Abbey
  142. UK Minister for Faith scrapped with job’s duties passed downwards
  143. God is in love with us, avoid consumerism, Pope Francis tells faithful
  144. Pope announces 'first in history' meeting with Russian Patriarch Kirill
  145. Adoption rights withdrawn from Italy's same-sex civil union bill
  146. Vatican selling Year of Mercy cruises to wealthy patrons
  147. Cardinal Pell gives evidence from Rome into abuse inquiry
  148. Cardinal Pell admits he knew about Catholic abuse complaint and failed to act
  149. End of an era as Heythrop closes
  150. Dons rally round Heythrop
  151. Benedictines meet to discuss their future
  152. Priest leaves traditionalist parish
  153. Liverpool Hope honours novelist
  154. Declining order holds crisis talks
  155. Minister for faith role downgraded
  156. Leading Welsh priest to become Anglican
  157. Synod must focus on ‘real life’, says Cupich
  158. Annulments to be speeded up
  159. Synod will include 45 Francis nominees
  160. Europe trapped in ‘culture of comfort’
  161. Francis calls for a ‘revolution of tenderness’
  162. Pope speaks as immigrant in land of immigrants
  163. Pope demonstrates the ‘inclusive Church’
  164. Pope intervenes to remind synod of guiding principles
  165. Pell, Dolan launch cardinals’ letter of concern to Francis
  166. Frustration on all sides over marriage dilemmas
  167. Surprise appointments
  168. Two held over Vatican finances leaks
  169. Undeterred Francis affirms he will push on with reforms
  170. LGBT envoy says aid is not linked to gay marriage rights
  171. Path of violence and hate is blasphemous ideology, says Pope
  172. Home truths for German Church
  173. Climate summit is ‘humanity’s last chance’
  174. Pope’s Africa visit becomes a pilgrimage for peace
  175. Lombardi defends Vatican justice system
  176. Recall God’s grace, says Francis, as Year of Mercy opens
  177. Fall in numbers at papal audiences
  178. Pope Francis affirms ‘inseparable bond’ between Christians and Jews
  179. Francis meets with Scottish archbishop
  180. Rouhani meets Francis, in warming of Iran relations
  181. Traditional teaching on marriage affirmed
  182. Francis raises hopes of breakthrough in relations with China
  183. Church sends out mixed message on family day
  184. Minister meets Vatican envoy ahead of Syria talks
  185. O’Malley corrects priest on obligation to report abuse
  186. Benedict XVI ‘was prevented from dealing with Maciel’
  187. Pell refuses to ‘defend the indefensible’
  188. Vote for civil partnerships but not same-sex adoption
  189. Benedict rejects theology of ‘Anonymous Christians’
  190. See the face of Christ in those fleeing war and persecution, Pope pleads
  191. Hope can win over fear, Pope Francis says in Easter message
  192. Vatican meeting opens possibility of healing with SSPX
  193. Francis opts for unity with synod document
  194. Pope Francis: The Holy Spirit is not the property of the ecclesial hierarchy
  195. Power struggle threatens Francis’ reforms
  196. Vatican finance watchdog reports significant increase in suspicious activity
  197. Mission to Maduro
  198. Parolin meets Nato troops
  199. Rousseff’s champions appeal to Francis
  200. Pope urged to plea for fellow Argentinian on death row in Texas
  201. World runs risk of 'bureaucratising' hunger, Pope warns UN food agency
  202. Catholic religious orders must succumb to church's hierarchical authority
  203. The devil is in the detail: Why Pope Francis really rejected donation from Argentinian president 
  204. EXCLUSIVE: Pell says 'no more pools of darkness' in Vatican finances 
  205. Francis unlikely to use the word 'genocide' on visit to Armenia
  206. Benedict’s resignation delivered a 'lesson for the Church', Francis insists in new book
  207. Relations between Vatican and Britain won't be affected by Britain's exit from EU, ambassador says
  208. Vatileaks: Female defendant and priest sentenced while journalists acquitted
  209. Financial edict undercuts Pell
  210. Francis asks Nice: 'what can I do for you?'
  211. Pope will meet Polish bishops behind closed doors during World Youth Day
  212. Cardinal Pell to lose major ally as chief financial officer to return home to Australia
  213. Francis calls for review of contemplative nuns practice in overhaul of female religious life
  214. 'The young people here are very emotional ... they can’t understand it and don’t know what to do'
  215. Pope Francis arrives in Krakow declaring that 'world is at war'
  216. Polish bishops vow to refuse communion to divorced and remarrieds
  217. In silence Pope visits Auschwitz and writes plea for forgiveness for 'so much cruelty'
  218. Pope says Christianity’s authenticity depends on how it treats outsiders 
  219. I will hold judgment on Cardinal Pell until police give verdict, Pope tells journalists
  220. Pope appoints head of new office for laity, family and life
  221. Church mobilises to help quake victims
  222. Benedict opens up about falling in love and reforming the Vatican
  223. Council of Cardinals debates how bishops should be selected
  224. World famous exorcist Gabriel Amorth dies aged 91
  225. New UK ambassador presents credentials to Vatican
  226. Pope attacks world’s indifference to war as he prays for peace in Assisi with religious leaders and refugees 
  227. Francis uses Assisi encounters to push for peace
  228. Pope warns journalists not to use their trade as a weapon
  229. Francis' Caucasus tour a chance to bridge the gap between east and west
  230. Francis takes peace mission to Caucasus
  231. Pope meets controversial Democratic Republic of Congo president in Vatican
  232. Francis plays the diplomat in Georgia in front of president and diplomats
  233. Orthodox delegation fail to turn up for papal Mass
  234. Francis praises Azerbaijan’s religious tolerance and calls on faiths to be 'agents of peace'
  235. Papal trip to Colombia in doubt after voters reject peace deal
  236. Pope makes under the radar visit to earthquake 'red zone' in Amatrice
  237. Pope and Welby unity plan tries to bypass female ordination problem
  238. Pope's impact has reached 'far beyond Rome' says Welby at private Vatican meeting
  239. Anglicans and Catholics go out in pairs to evangelise
  240. Cardinal Sarah presents counter-vision to Francis as he launches new book
  241. Fr Antonio Moreno: Jesuits need clear mission that looks 'beyond Francis' 
  242. Cardinal Sarah replaced by the Pope
  243. Latin American moment for Catholicism after Jesuits elect Venezuelan 'Black Pope'
  244. Meeting sign of warmer relations with Beijing
  245. Catholics need to move beyond the Catechism and develop their 'prayer life', Pope says
  246. Pope makes appeal for battle-stricken Mosul
  247. Venezuelan President meets Pope as country teeters towards political crisis
  248. New Vatican directive bans Catholics from keeping ashes of loved ones at home
  249. Santa Marta: Home Secretary announces £14m funding to tackle modern slavery
  250. Pope urged to make peace mission to South Sudan
  251. Pope overhauls Cardinal Sarah’s department
  252. Francis heads for new periphery by marking Protestant anniversary in avowedly secular Sweden
  253. Catholics and Lutherans to put 500 years of division behind them as Pope prepares to travel to Sweden
  254. Pope Francis expresses gratitude to Martin Luther but swerves eucharist question in first address in Sweden
  255. Lutheran and Catholic agencies sign declaration of intent on climate change and refugee crisis
  256. Francis invites 1,000 convicted criminals to Vatican to celebrate special Mass
  257. Vatican and China edge closer to diplomatic breakthrough after Pope censures renegade ordinations
  258. Vatican congratulates Trump and warns people about 'making judgments'
  259. Controversial Saudi-backed interfaith centre defends its approach to religious freedom
  260. Cardinal Burke 'very happy' with election of Trump saying president-elect 'undoubtedly' preferable to Clinton
  261. Francis refuses to fall into 'trap' set by Cardinal Burke and allies over 'errors' in Amoris Laetitia
  262. Francis makes Divine Worship more global and mainstream
  263. Pope gives priests permanent permission to forgive grave sin of abortion
  264. Membership changes at the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments
  265. Female deacons commission meets for first time in Rome
  266. Details of Pope's private discussion with Jesuits published
  267. Irish prime minister confirms Pope Francis will visit Ireland in 2018 for World Meeting of Families in Dublin
  268. 'Red hats' who challenged Pope could be stripped of rank of cardinal
  269. Sex abuse trial of senior prelate begins at Vatican
  270. The role of women in the Vatican has been formally recognised after Pope approves new association
  271. New guidelines for trainee priests anger LGBT Catholics
  272. Open warfare for Knights of Malta as Grand Master threatens disciplinary action against dissenting voices
  273. 'Vatileaks priest' freed from prison by Pope in act of clemency
  274. Pope lambasts clergy motivated by devil in annual Christmas address to the Curia
  275. Pope Francis to open formal inquiry into Knights of Malta
  276. The “dubia” facing Cardinal Burke over Order of Malta saga
  277. Exclusive: Cardinal Burke and Grand Master Festing defied wishes of Pope by sacking Grand Chancellor
  278. Easy access to small-scale weapons is 'homicidal madness', Francis tells ambassadors to the Vatican
  279. Vatican insists it does have the authority to investigate Order of Malta
  280. The likely candidates for the job of Trump's ambassador to the Holy See
  281. Order of Malta chief withdraws cooperation after accusing Vatican's inquiry of links with fund in Geneva
  282. Vatican dismisses Order of Malta's attempts to bypass official inquiry into 'crisis'
  283. Grand Master of Knights of Malta caves in to Vatican pressure and resigns
  284. Cardinal Burke 'in office but out of power' as job handed to papal delegate 
  285. Top Vatican archbishop named as Pope’s man to reform Order of Malta
  286. New book by Chaouqui shows Vatileaks II is at heart a struggle for power and not just intrigue
  287. Fake front page of Vatican newspaper takes aim at Pope Francis 
  288. Council of cardinals gives Pope Francis vote of confidence
  289. Knights of Malta preparing for shake-up as lack of suitable nobility puts leadership in doubt
  290. Francis helps SSPX find a possible HQ in Rome
  291. Holy See cuts deficit in half as it 'journeys' toward better money management 
  292. FOUR YEARS ON: Pope's compassionate 'disruption' of the Church shows no signs of slowing down
  293. History made in Rome as Anglican liturgy is celebrated at heart of a Catholic Church
  294. Marie Collins dismisses Cardinal Muller's claim he didn't resist work of child protection commission
  295. British soldier turned priest who risked life to keep Catholic church alive in Algeria to become a bishop
  296. Former primate of Burundi announced by Lambeth Palace as new leader of Anglican Centre in Rome
  297. Vatican confirms two-day visit to Egypt for Pope Francis in April
  298. Meetings, money and dress code: how Francis is trying to change curia, by one of his most influential advisors
  299. EXCLUSIVE: Pope's mooted October visit to South Sudan could bring peace if war-makers listen, says bishop
  300. In face of extremism, dialogue with Muslims prevents religiously inspired violence, says Nigerian Cardinal
  301. Pope Francis urges EU leaders to rise to challenges of modern world to avoid slip into 'old age'
  302. Four British imams granted papal audience in bid to build interfaith relations
  303. Cardinal Sarah attacks 'devastation and schism' of modern liturgy and praises text Pope wants to review
  304. Francis grants SSPX right to celebrate marriage in sign of reconciliation
  305. Senior British imam urges Pope to speak out about plight of persecuted Christians on Egypt visit
  306. Pope Francis to wash feet of inmates at a prison outside Rome known for holding ex-Mafia who turned state's witness
  307. Francis appoints American archbishop as Vatican nuncio to Great Britain
  308. Egypt attacks will not prevent Pope's 'mission for peace', Vatican confirms
  309. Pope washes feet of ex-gang members in mafia prison during Holy Thursday liturgy
  310. The way of the cross: Francis prays for a Church that will be a 'voice in the wilderness for humanity'
  311. Easter Homily: Put your faith in God instead of corrupt and bureaucratic world
  312. Pope Francis extols Easter crowd to be instruments of Christ's outreach to refugees, and then it rains
  313. Trump/Francis meeting more likely as White House 'reaches out' to the Vatican
  314. Pope Francis may struggle to walk in the footsteps of his namesake in modern-day Egypt
  315. Festing reported at large in Rome ahead of Knights of Malta vote for his replacement
  316. Francis challenges Muslim leaders to join rest of world's faiths in condemning religious violence
  317. 'Forgive those who have wronged us', Pope tells Coptic Christians at stadium Mass
  318. War between US and North Korea could destroy 'much of humanity', Pope Francis warns
  319. Francis appeals for rejection of violence
  320. Popes recognise each Church’s baptism
  321. Diplomatic coup for Pope Francis as Holy See announces it will establish an embassy in Myanmar
  322. Pope Francis will meet President Trump, the Holy See confirms
  323. Vatican hosts conference on origins of universe dispelling perceived faith science conflict
  324. Anglican orders not 'invalid' says Cardinal, opening way for revision of current Catholic position
  325. FATIMA@100: Pope Francis lauds the Virgin Mary as a revolutionary not an unapproachable 'plaster statue'
  326. FATIMA@100: Top Vatican prelate challenges Fatima conspiracies 
  327. FATIMA@100: Pope says poor and sick are Church assets as he canonises shepherd children in Fatima
  328. Pope Francis names Nigerian Vatican diplomat papal ambassador to Dublin
  329. Vatican money laundering incidents half following financial watchdog clamp down, but prosecutor slow to act
  330. Sick and disabled people are the ‘precious treasure of the Church’
  331. Francis and Trump can put aside their differences and work together, former US ambassador tells The Tablet
  332. Pope Francis continues process of strengthening his legacy with five new cardinal picks from the 'peripheries' 
  333. Papal audience for Irish President ahead of next year's World Meeting of Families
  334. 'I won’t forget what you said' President Trump tells Pope Francis at end of historic meeting in the Vatican
  335. 'Forgive those who have wronged us', Pope tells Coptic Christians at stadium Mass
  336. Pope refuses to be pressured as Trudeau pushes for an apology over Church's role in residential schools
  337. Fire breaks out in Rome's Venerable English College
  338. Francis names former collaborator as new secretary of Family Life department
  339. Heal the 'wounds of war and terrorism', Pope Francis prays for victims of London Bridge terror attack
  340. Pope meets senior Venezuelan bishops to discuss country engulfed in crisis
  341. Exclusive: 'Dangerous situation' in the UK where people no longer trust those governing them, says British Bishop
  342. Francis exerts papal authority requesting Cardinals inform him of their whereabouts, reveals leaked letter
  343. Vatican bank reports more than 100 per cent increase in profits thanks to 'prudent' management, reveal financial statements
  344. Francis exerts papal authority requesting Cardinals inform him of their whereabouts, reveals leaked letter
  345. French priest with expertise in human rights appointed secretary of new Vatican social justice department
  346. Key figure in Vatican's finance reform resigns without explanation
  347. Leaked 'dubia' cardinal letter designed to put pressure on Pope Francis
  348. Pope marks anniversary with clear message: I’m not going anywhere
  349. Mali Cardinal-designate arrives in Rome for consistory despite reports he would pull out of the ceremony due to illness
  350. Pastors from peripheries to receive red hats in Rome
  351. Avoid becoming 'Princes' of the church and serve suffering humanity, Pope urges new cardinals
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