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Christopher Lamb



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  1. Unfinished business
  2. A Jesuit light goes out in London
  3. ‘Our task is not to run a university’
  4. Father figure
  5. Francis is ‘a hit’
  6. Finding the ‘real’ in the ‘ideal’
  7. The Word made fresh
  8. Trying to square the circle
  9. Awaiting the Spirit as the Fathers divide
  10. The end of the beginning
  11. Meet the committee
  12. Speaking in tongues
  13. Room for manoeuvre
  14. Rising stars
  15. Disputed readings after release of final synod document
  16. Pope in Africa: To boldly go where no pope has gone
  17. Tough words from Pope Francis on corruption at the outset of the Year of Mercy
  18. Pilgrims to the Vatican this Christmas are choosing shopping over Mass
  19. Francis’ race against time
  20. 24-hour news cycle seen as vital cog in Pope Francis' reforms
  21. View from Rome
  22. View from Rome
  23. View from Rome
  24. Francis' willingness to wash the feet of women will anger his opponents, argues Christopher Lamb
  25. View from Rome
  26. View from Rome
  27. The unaffordable gem?
  28. View from Rome
  29. View from Rome
  30. View from Rome
  31. View from Rome
  32. Pell on the ropes
  33. View from Rome
  34. View from Rome
  35. Bold medicine for an afflicted Church
  36. View from Rome
  37. View from Rome
  38. View from Rome
  39. Compassion is this pastor’s watchword
  40. View from Rome
  41. The refugees who arrived in the Vatican: 'I would like to thank the Pope...he has saved us'
  42. View from Rome
  43. View from Rome
  44. View from Rome
  45. It’s inside the Vatican, and among a number of fellow bishops, that Francis faces his biggest critics, says Christopher Lamb
  46. View from Rome
  47. View from Rome
  48. View from Rome
  49. View from Rome
  50. View from Rome
  51. View from Rome
  52. Voice of the poor
  53. View from Rome
  54. View from Rome
  55. View from Rome
  56. Tablet interview with the outgoing British Ambassador to the Holy See
  57. A tale of two papacies
  58. View from Rome
  59. View from Rome
  60. View from Rome
  61. World Youth Day: A wake-up call to the young
  62. View from Rome
  63. View from Rome
  64. View from Rome
  65. View from Rome
  66. View from Rome
  67. Inside the lions’ dens
  68. View from Rome
  69. Red hats for the new guard
  70. View from Rome
  71. All aboard for a mission impossible
  72. View from Rome
  73. Pope Francis' trip to Sweden shows the Church is 'willing to go over to the other side', writes Christopher Lamb
  74. View from Sweden
  75. View from Rome
  76. Fresh faces at Pope’s side: Francis has torn up the rule book on selection of cardinals
  77. View from Rome
  78. Spreading the word
  79. View from Rome
  80. A Protestant at the Vatican
  81. View from Rome
  82. Pope at 80: A shepherd clearly steering the flock
  83. View from Rome
  84. Syrian refugees living in the Vatican: ‘We had nothing. Now our life is beautiful’
  85. View from Rome
  86. Q&A with Hans Zollner SJ
  87. Enemy inside the gate: Christopher Lamb asks how Pope Francis is dealing with his enemies
  88. View from Rome
  89. Order of Malta: Errant knights tilt at the power of the Pope
  90. View from Rome
  91. View from Rome
  92. Papal fallibility: Is Pope Francis unable or unwilling to take decisive action against priests who abuse children?
  93. View from Rome
  94. View from Rome
  95. View from Rome
  96. Who rules in Rome: Unprecedented doctrinal division emerges in the Vatican
  97. View from Rome
  98. Will the marriage of St Mary’s and Heythrop go ahead?
  99. The Pope knows the power of leaving people guessing
  100. Where does the royal commission leave Cardinal Pell in the Vatican?
  101. Cardinal Sarah's very public slap-down shows Pope is willing to use his authority 
  102. Francis and Welby show that disagreements don't have to be a paralysing
  103. Francis makes cardinals less European and more pastoral
  104. Pope Francis has shown us that being a cardinal is no longer about status but service
  105. What are the options for Pope Francis in the Order of Malta saga?
  106. Knights of Malta saga reveals the deep hostility in some quarters about Francis’ leadership
  107. The latest synod document further reveals Pope’s aim to create a listening Church
  108. Goldman Sachs chairman appointed to Benet’s Hall post
  109. Scicluna named as Archbishop of Malta
  110. New Rector of the Beda College after 17 years
  111. Senior monk says Religious have become too worldly
  112. Oscar Romero to be beatified on 23 May
  113. Priests drum up support to resist any change to Church teaching
  114. No official Church status for new private ‘Catholic’ college
  115. Pope announces Jubilee Year of mercy
  116. Vatican would support UN-led action against IS
  117. Vatican archbishop rules out 1998 Mass translation
  118. St Benet’s prepares to admit women students
  119. Cardinal O'Brien resigns his 'rights and privileges'
  120. Bishop Moth to replace Kieran Conry in Arundel and Brighton
  121. Cardinal rebukes priests for publicising call to resist reform
  122. St Mary’s and Heythrop enter 'final discussions' over partnership deal
  123. Judge rules in favour of London Oratory after admissions fight
  124. Primary chided for teaching on adult relationships
  125. ‘Merger’ talks between London colleges enter final stage
  126. Heythrop to keep Kensington campus in deal with St Mary’s
  127. Gay Catholics look forward to Mass celebrated by Cardinal Nichols
  128. One in five British polling stations is in a church
  129. Nichols talks to Alpha as Catholic parishes embrace course
  130. Britain's most influential Catholics revealed on The Tablet’s Top 100 list
  131. New bishop for Nottingham fills last episcopal vacancy
  132. Bishops hope new Government will lift admissions cap on academies
  133. University merger talks stall as Heythrop sinks into the red
  134. Edmund Campion pamphlet returns home after four centuries
  135. Benedictine monks of Downside to shut five churches
  136. Fundraiser to support Church's anti-trafficking work
  137. Synod document identifies ‘penitential road’
  138. Cardinal criticises Church treatment of divorced and remarried
  139. Vocations flourish at Leeds Trinity University
  140. 400-year-old Jesuit-run Heythrop College announces closure
  141. Synod document looks to integrate divorced and remarried
  142. Former Labour Education Secretary joins St Mary's, Twickenham
  143. Closure of Heythrop puts Jesuit mission and 91 jobs at risk
  144. Anglican bishop and Labour peer criticise Laudato si'
  145. Lord Patten calls for divorced and remarried to receive Communion
  146. More bishops call for married men to be ordained
  147. Priest leaves traditionalist parish due to 'toll on health'
  148. Jewish peer 'appalled' by failure to protect Christians
  149. Philosophers call for Heythrop College to be saved from closure
  150. English Benedictines gather on Sunday to discuss future
  151. Hermit who threatened lesbian couple pleads guilty to harassment
  152. Declining English Benedictine order holds crisis talks at Buckfast Abbey
  153. UK Minister for Faith scrapped with job’s duties passed downwards
  154. God is in love with us, avoid consumerism, Pope Francis tells faithful
  155. Pope announces 'first in history' meeting with Russian Patriarch Kirill
  156. Adoption rights withdrawn from Italy's same-sex civil union bill
  157. Vatican selling Year of Mercy cruises to wealthy patrons
  158. Cardinal Pell gives evidence from Rome into abuse inquiry
  159. Cardinal Pell admits he knew about Catholic abuse complaint and failed to act
  160. Commissioners and religious order top charity pay table
  161. Newman wins £1.8m grant to study science and religion
  162. Romero the martyr is to be beatified on eve of Pentecost
  163. Priests drum up support to resist any change at this year’s synod
  164. No official church status for new ‘Catholic’ college
  165. New translation ‘should be permitted’
  166. St Benet’s prepares for women students
  167. Bishop Moth to replace Conry in Arundel and Brighton
  168. Cardinal rebukes 500 priests over ‘no change at synod’ letter
  169. Nichols: gathering in Rome must avoid ‘collateral’ damage
  170. Catholic union fund-raising to counter ‘erosion’ of religious values
  171. St Mary’s and Heythrop ‘merger’ talks enter final stage
  172. Ofsted says Primary fails to teach democracy and ‘different forms’ of families
  173. Heythrop’s Kensington site to be retained if merger with St Mary’s goes ahead
  174. Benedictine nuns hold first Mass in new abbey church
  175. Cathedrals to have holy doors during jubilee
  176. One in five polling booths in a church
  177. Cardinal talks to Alpha as its use grows in UK
  178. Murder of Christians creates an ‘ecumenism of martyrs’, says Pope
  179. Catholics help SNP to record win in Scotland
  180. Fewer Catholic MPs in new House of Commons
  181. Vatican post for Radcliffe
  182. New Bishop of Nottingham wants parishes to be outward-looking
  183. Merger talks with St Mary’s stall as Heythrop sinks into the red
  184. Downside to shut five churches
  185. Fundraising to bolster anti-slavery work
  186. Edmund Campion pamphlet returns home after four centuries
  187. Composer and nun named in Queen’s latest honours list
  188. Synod will seek to ‘integrate’ divorced and remarried
  189. Batch of vocations at Leeds Trinity
  190. End of an era as Heythrop closes
  191. Dons rally round Heythrop
  192. Benedictines meet to discuss their future
  193. Priest leaves traditionalist parish
  194. Liverpool Hope honours novelist
  195. Declining order holds crisis talks
  196. Minister for faith role downgraded
  197. Leading Welsh priest to become Anglican
  198. Synod must focus on ‘real life’, says Cupich
  199. Annulments to be speeded up
  200. Synod will include 45 Francis nominees
  201. Europe trapped in ‘culture of comfort’
  202. Francis calls for a ‘revolution of tenderness’
  203. Pope speaks as immigrant in land of immigrants
  204. Pope demonstrates the ‘inclusive Church’
  205. Pope intervenes to remind synod of guiding principles
  206. Pell, Dolan launch cardinals’ letter of concern to Francis
  207. Frustration on all sides over marriage dilemmas
  208. Surprise appointments
  209. Two held over Vatican finances leaks
  210. Undeterred Francis affirms he will push on with reforms
  211. LGBT envoy says aid is not linked to gay marriage rights
  212. Path of violence and hate is blasphemous ideology, says Pope
  213. Home truths for German Church
  214. Climate summit is ‘humanity’s last chance’
  215. Pope’s Africa visit becomes a pilgrimage for peace
  216. Lombardi defends Vatican justice system
  217. Recall God’s grace, says Francis, as Year of Mercy opens
  218. Fall in numbers at papal audiences
  219. Pope Francis affirms ‘inseparable bond’ between Christians and Jews
  220. Francis meets with Scottish archbishop
  221. Rouhani meets Francis, in warming of Iran relations
  222. Traditional teaching on marriage affirmed
  223. Francis raises hopes of breakthrough in relations with China
  224. Church sends out mixed message on family day
  225. Minister meets Vatican envoy ahead of Syria talks
  226. O’Malley corrects priest on obligation to report abuse
  227. Benedict XVI ‘was prevented from dealing with Maciel’
  228. Pell refuses to ‘defend the indefensible’
  229. Vote for civil partnerships but not same-sex adoption
  230. Benedict rejects theology of ‘Anonymous Christians’
  231. See the face of Christ in those fleeing war and persecution, Pope pleads
  232. Hope can win over fear, Pope Francis says in Easter message
  233. Vatican meeting opens possibility of healing with SSPX
  234. Francis opts for unity with synod document
  235. Pope Francis: The Holy Spirit is not the property of the ecclesial hierarchy
  236. Power struggle threatens Francis’ reforms
  237. Vatican finance watchdog reports significant increase in suspicious activity
  238. Mission to Maduro
  239. Parolin meets Nato troops
  240. Rousseff’s champions appeal to Francis
  241. Pope urged to plea for fellow Argentinian on death row in Texas
  242. World runs risk of 'bureaucratising' hunger, Pope warns UN food agency
  243. Catholic religious orders must succumb to church's hierarchical authority
  244. The devil is in the detail: Why Pope Francis really rejected donation from Argentinian president 
  245. EXCLUSIVE: Pell says 'no more pools of darkness' in Vatican finances 
  246. Francis unlikely to use the word 'genocide' on visit to Armenia
  247. Benedict’s resignation delivered a 'lesson for the Church', Francis insists in new book
  248. Relations between Vatican and Britain won't be affected by Britain's exit from EU, ambassador says
  249. Vatileaks: Female defendant and priest sentenced while journalists acquitted
  250. Financial edict undercuts Pell
  251. Francis asks Nice: 'what can I do for you?'
  252. Pope will meet Polish bishops behind closed doors during World Youth Day
  253. Cardinal Pell to lose major ally as chief financial officer to return home to Australia
  254. Francis calls for review of contemplative nuns practice in overhaul of female religious life
  255. 'The young people here are very emotional ... they can’t understand it and don’t know what to do'
  256. Pope Francis arrives in Krakow declaring that 'world is at war'
  257. Polish bishops vow to refuse communion to divorced and remarrieds
  258. In silence Pope visits Auschwitz and writes plea for forgiveness for 'so much cruelty'
  259. Pope says Christianity’s authenticity depends on how it treats outsiders 
  260. I will hold judgment on Cardinal Pell until police give verdict, Pope tells journalists
  261. Pope appoints head of new office for laity, family and life
  262. Church mobilises to help quake victims
  263. Benedict opens up about falling in love and reforming the Vatican
  264. Council of Cardinals debates how bishops should be selected
  265. World famous exorcist Gabriel Amorth dies aged 91
  266. New UK ambassador presents credentials to Vatican
  267. Pope attacks world’s indifference to war as he prays for peace in Assisi with religious leaders and refugees 
  268. Francis uses Assisi encounters to push for peace
  269. Pope warns journalists not to use their trade as a weapon
  270. Francis' Caucasus tour a chance to bridge the gap between east and west
  271. Francis takes peace mission to Caucasus
  272. Pope meets controversial Democratic Repubic of Congo president in Vatican
  273. Francis plays the diplomat in Georgia in front of president and diplomats
  274. Orthodox delegation fail to turn up for papal Mass
  275. Francis praises Azerbaijan’s religious tolerance and calls on faiths to be 'agents of peace'
  276. Papal trip to Colombia in doubt after voters reject peace deal
  277. Pope makes under the radar visit to earthquake 'red zone' in Amatrice
  278. Pope and Welby unity plan tries to bypass female ordination problem
  279. Pope's impact has reached 'far beyond Rome' says Welby at private Vatican meeting
  280. Anglicans and Catholics go out in pairs to evangelise
  281. Cardinal Sarah presents counter-vision to Francis as he launches new book
  282. Fr Antonio Moreno: Jesuits need clear mission that looks 'beyond Francis' 
  283. Cardinal Sarah replaced by the Pope
  284. Latin American moment for Catholicism after Jesuits elect Venezuelan 'Black Pope'
  285. Meeting sign of warmer relations with Beijing
  286. Catholics need to move beyond the Catechism and develop their 'prayer life', Pope says
  287. Pope makes appeal for battle-stricken Mosul
  288. Venezuelan President meets Pope as country teeters towards political crisis
  289. New Vatican directive bans Catholics from keeping ashes of loved ones at home
  290. Santa Marta: Home Secretary announces £14m funding to tackle modern slavery
  291. Pope urged to make peace mission to South Sudan
  292. Pope overhauls Cardinal Sarah’s department
  293. Francis heads for new periphery by marking Protestant anniversary in avowedly secular Sweden
  294. Catholics and Lutherans to put 500 years of division behind them as Pope prepares to travel to Sweden
  295. Pope Francis expresses gratitude to Martin Luther but swerves eucharist question in first address in Sweden
  296. Lutheran and Catholic agencies sign declaration of intent on climate change and refugee crisis
  297. Francis invites 1,000 convicted criminals to Vatican to celebrate special Mass
  298. Vatican and China edge closer to diplomatic breakthrough after Pope censures renegade ordinations
  299. Vatican congratulates Trump and warns people about 'making judgments'
  300. Controversial Saudi-backed interfaith centre defends its approach to religious freedom
  301. Cardinal Burke 'very happy' with election of Trump saying president-elect 'undoubtedly' preferable to Clinton
  302. Francis refuses to fall into 'trap' set by Cardinal Burke and allies over 'errors' in Amoris Laetitia
  303. Francis makes Divine Worship more global and mainstream
  304. Pope gives priests permanent permission to forgive grave sin of abortion
  305. Membership changes at the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments
  306. Female deacons commission meets for first time in Rome
  307. Details of Pope's private discussion with Jesuits published
  308. Irish prime minister confirms Pope Francis will visit Ireland in 2018 for World Meeting of Families in Dublin
  309. 'Red hats' who challenged Pope could be stripped of rank of cardinal
  310. Sex abuse trial of senior prelate begins at Vatican
  311. The role of women in the Vatican has been formally recognised after Pope approves new association
  312. New guidelines for trainee priests anger LGBT Catholics
  313. Open warfare for Knights of Malta as Grand Master threatens disciplinary action against dissenting voices
  314. 'Vatileaks priest' freed from prison by Pope in act of clemency
  315. Pope lambasts clergy motivated by devil in annual Christmas address to the Curia
  316. Pope Francis to open formal inquiry into Knights of Malta
  317. The “dubia” facing Cardinal Burke over Order of Malta saga
  318. Exclusive: Cardinal Burke and Grand Master Festing defied wishes of Pope by sacking Grand Chancellor
  319. Easy access to small-scale weapons is 'homicidal madness', Francis tells ambassadors to the Vatican
  320. Vatican insists it does have the authority to investigate Order of Malta
  321. The likely candidates for the job of Trump's ambassador to the Holy See
  322. Order of Malta chief withdraws cooperation after accusing Vatican's inquiry of links with fund in Geneva
  323. Vatican dismisses Order of Malta's attempts to bypass official inquiry into 'crisis'
  324. Grand Master of Knights of Malta caves in to Vatican pressure and resigns
  325. Cardinal Burke 'in office but out of power' as job handed to papal delegate 
  326. Top Vatican archbishop named as Pope’s man to reform Order of Malta
  327. New book by Chaouqui shows Vatileaks II is at heart a struggle for power and not just intrigue
  328. Fake front page of Vatican newspaper takes aim at Pope Francis 
  329. Council of cardinals gives Pope Francis vote of confidence
  330. Knights of Malta preparing for shake-up as lack of suitable nobility puts leadership in doubt
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