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Christopher Lamb



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  1. The end of the beginning
  2. Meet the committee
  3. Speaking in tongues
  4. Room for manoeuvre
  5. Rising stars
  6. Disputed readings after release of final synod document
  7. Pope in Africa: To boldly go where no pope has gone
  8. Tough words from Pope Francis on corruption at the outset of the Year of Mercy
  9. Pilgrims to the Vatican this Christmas are choosing shopping over Mass
  10. Francis’ race against time
  11. 24-hour news cycle seen as vital cog in Pope Francis' reforms
  12. View from Rome
  13. View from Rome
  14. View from Rome
  15. Francis' willingness to wash the feet of women will anger his opponents, argues Christopher Lamb
  16. View from Rome
  17. View from Rome
  18. The unaffordable gem?
  19. View from Rome
  20. View from Rome
  21. View from Rome
  22. View from Rome
  23. Pell on the ropes
  24. View from Rome
  25. View from Rome
  26. Bold medicine for an afflicted Church
  27. View from Rome
  28. View from Rome
  29. View from Rome
  30. Compassion is this pastor’s watchword
  31. View from Rome
  32. The refugees who arrived in the Vatican: 'I would like to thank the Pope...he has saved us'
  33. View from Rome
  34. View from Rome
  35. View from Rome
  36. It’s inside the Vatican, and among a number of fellow bishops, that Francis faces his biggest critics, says Christopher Lamb
  37. View from Rome
  38. View from Rome
  39. View from Rome
  40. View from Rome
  41. View from Rome
  42. View from Rome
  43. Voice of the poor
  44. View from Rome
  45. View from Rome
  46. View from Rome
  47. Tablet interview with the outgoing British Ambassador to the Holy See
  48. A tale of two papacies
  49. View from Rome
  50. View from Rome
  51. View from Rome
  52. World Youth Day: A wake-up call to the young
  53. View from Rome
  54. View from Rome
  55. View from Rome
  56. View from Rome
  57. View from Rome
  58. Inside the lions’ dens
  59. View from Rome
  60. Red hats for the new guard
  61. View from Rome
  62. All aboard for a mission impossible
  63. View from Rome
  64. Pope Francis' trip to Sweden shows the Church is 'willing to go over to the other side', writes Christopher Lamb
  65. View from Sweden
  66. View from Rome
  67. Fresh faces at Pope’s side: Francis has torn up the rule book on selection of cardinals
  68. View from Rome
  69. Spreading the word
  70. View from Rome
  71. A Protestant at the Vatican
  72. View from Rome
  73. Pope at 80: A shepherd clearly steering the flock
  74. View from Rome
  75. Syrian refugees living in the Vatican: ‘We had nothing. Now our life is beautiful’
  76. View from Rome
  77. Q&A with Hans Zollner SJ
  78. Enemy inside the gate: Christopher Lamb asks how Pope Francis is dealing with his enemies
  79. View from Rome
  80. Order of Malta: Errant knights tilt at the power of the Pope
  81. View from Rome
  82. View from Rome
  83. Papal fallibility: Is Pope Francis unable or unwilling to take decisive action against priests who abuse children?
  84. View from Rome
  85. View from Rome
  86. View from Rome
  87. Who rules in Rome: Unprecedented doctrinal division emerges in the Vatican
  88. View from Rome
  89. Pope Francis' vision of a merciful church leaves him open to accusations of being soft on priests who abuse children
  90. View from Rome
  91. '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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  93. View from Rome
  94. Thinking out of the box: Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi says the church should offer discussion not ready-made answers
  95. View from Rome
  96. True colours
  97. View from Rome
  98. View from Rome
  99. View from Rome
  100. View from Rome
  101. Pilgrim for peace:Francis' visit to Egypt was an audacious attempt to reach out in friendship to the Muslim world
  102. View from Rome
  103. View from Rome
  104. Pope says he will be 'sincere' with Trump ahead of historic meeting
  105. View from Rome
  106. View from Rome
  107. View From Rome
  108. View from Rome
  109. View from Rome
  110. View from Rome
  111. Expect the unexpected: Francis' five new cardinal appointments reveal his vision for the future
  112. View from Rome
  113. View from Rome
  114. Summer lightning strikes in Rome: the storm surrounding the departure of two senior prelates casts doubts over Francis’ agenda for Vatican reform
  115. View from Rome
  116. View from Rome
  117. View from Rome
  118. VIEW FROM ROME
  119. View from Rome
  120. View from Rome
  121. View from Rome
  122. View from Rome
  123. The bruised peacemaker: The Pope in Colombia
  124. View from Rome
  125. Francis on the front foot: the Pope roots his papacy more deeply in the reforms of Vatican II
  126. View from Rome
  127. View from Rome
  128. View from Rome
  129. View from Rome
  130. View from Rome
  131. View from Rome
  132. Where does the royal commission leave Cardinal Pell in the Vatican?
  133. Cardinal Sarah's very public slap-down shows Pope is willing to use his authority 
  134. Francis and Welby show that disagreements don't have to be a paralysing
  135. Francis makes cardinals less European and more pastoral
  136. Pope Francis has shown us that being a cardinal is no longer about status but service
  137. What are the options for Pope Francis in the Order of Malta saga?
  138. Knights of Malta saga reveals the deep hostility in some quarters about Francis’ leadership
  139. The latest synod document further reveals Pope’s aim to create a listening Church
  140. Full Q&A with Republican Congressman Francis Rooney, former Ambassador to the Holy See, ahead of Trump's visit
  141. Muller's swift dismissal from the CDF: a case of bad manners?
  142. Don't write off Callista Gingrich's Vatican mission
  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. Frustration on all sides over marriage dilemmas
  150. Surprise appointments
  151. Two held over Vatican finances leaks
  152. Undeterred Francis affirms he will push on with reforms
  153. LGBT envoy says aid is not linked to gay marriage rights
  154. Path of violence and hate is blasphemous ideology, says Pope
  155. Home truths for German Church
  156. Climate summit is ‘humanity’s last chance’
  157. Pope’s Africa visit becomes a pilgrimage for peace
  158. Lombardi defends Vatican justice system
  159. Recall God’s grace, says Francis, as Year of Mercy opens
  160. Fall in numbers at papal audiences
  161. Pope Francis affirms ‘inseparable bond’ between Christians and Jews
  162. Francis meets with Scottish archbishop
  163. Rouhani meets Francis, in warming of Iran relations
  164. Traditional teaching on marriage affirmed
  165. Francis raises hopes of breakthrough in relations with China
  166. Church sends out mixed message on family day
  167. Minister meets Vatican envoy ahead of Syria talks
  168. O’Malley corrects priest on obligation to report abuse
  169. Benedict XVI ‘was prevented from dealing with Maciel’
  170. Pell refuses to ‘defend the indefensible’
  171. Vote for civil partnerships but not same-sex adoption
  172. Benedict rejects theology of ‘Anonymous Christians’
  173. See the face of Christ in those fleeing war and persecution, Pope pleads
  174. Hope can win over fear, Pope Francis says in Easter message
  175. Vatican meeting opens possibility of healing with SSPX
  176. Francis opts for unity with synod document
  177. Pope Francis: The Holy Spirit is not the property of the ecclesial hierarchy
  178. Power struggle threatens Francis’ reforms
  179. Vatican finance watchdog reports significant increase in suspicious activity
  180. Mission to Maduro
  181. Parolin meets Nato troops
  182. Rousseff’s champions appeal to Francis
  183. Pope urged to plea for fellow Argentinian on death row in Texas
  184. World runs risk of 'bureaucratising' hunger, Pope warns UN food agency
  185. Catholic religious orders must succumb to church's hierarchical authority
  186. The devil is in the detail: Why Pope Francis really rejected donation from Argentinian president 
  187. EXCLUSIVE: Pell says 'no more pools of darkness' in Vatican finances 
  188. Francis unlikely to use the word 'genocide' on visit to Armenia
  189. Benedict’s resignation delivered a 'lesson for the Church', Francis insists in new book
  190. Relations between Vatican and Britain won't be affected by Britain's exit from EU, ambassador says
  191. Vatileaks: Female defendant and priest sentenced while journalists acquitted
  192. Financial edict undercuts Pell
  193. Francis asks Nice: 'what can I do for you?'
  194. Pope will meet Polish bishops behind closed doors during World Youth Day
  195. Cardinal Pell to lose major ally as chief financial officer to return home to Australia
  196. Francis calls for review of contemplative nuns practice in overhaul of female religious life
  197. 'The young people here are very emotional ... they can’t understand it and don’t know what to do'
  198. Pope Francis arrives in Krakow declaring that 'world is at war'
  199. Polish bishops vow to refuse communion to divorced and remarrieds
  200. In silence Pope visits Auschwitz and writes plea for forgiveness for 'so much cruelty'
  201. Pope says Christianity’s authenticity depends on how it treats outsiders 
  202. I will hold judgment on Cardinal Pell until police give verdict, Pope tells journalists
  203. Pope appoints head of new office for laity, family and life
  204. Church mobilises to help quake victims
  205. Benedict opens up about falling in love and reforming the Vatican
  206. Council of Cardinals debates how bishops should be selected
  207. World famous exorcist Gabriel Amorth dies aged 91
  208. New UK ambassador presents credentials to Vatican
  209. Pope attacks world’s indifference to war as he prays for peace in Assisi with religious leaders and refugees 
  210. Francis uses Assisi encounters to push for peace
  211. Pope warns journalists not to use their trade as a weapon
  212. Francis' Caucasus tour a chance to bridge the gap between east and west
  213. Francis takes peace mission to Caucasus
  214. Pope meets controversial Democratic Republic of Congo president in Vatican
  215. Francis plays the diplomat in Georgia in front of president and diplomats
  216. Orthodox delegation fail to turn up for papal Mass
  217. Francis praises Azerbaijan’s religious tolerance and calls on faiths to be 'agents of peace'
  218. Papal trip to Colombia in doubt after voters reject peace deal
  219. Pope makes under the radar visit to earthquake 'red zone' in Amatrice
  220. Pope and Welby unity plan tries to bypass female ordination problem
  221. Pope's impact has reached 'far beyond Rome' says Welby at private Vatican meeting
  222. Anglicans and Catholics go out in pairs to evangelise
  223. Cardinal Sarah presents counter-vision to Francis as he launches new book
  224. Fr Antonio Moreno: Jesuits need clear mission that looks 'beyond Francis' 
  225. Cardinal Sarah replaced by the Pope
  226. Latin American moment for Catholicism after Jesuits elect Venezuelan 'Black Pope'
  227. Meeting sign of warmer relations with Beijing
  228. Catholics need to move beyond the Catechism and develop their 'prayer life', Pope says
  229. Pope makes appeal for battle-stricken Mosul
  230. Venezuelan President meets Pope as country teeters towards political crisis
  231. New Vatican directive bans Catholics from keeping ashes of loved ones at home
  232. Santa Marta: Home Secretary announces £14m funding to tackle modern slavery
  233. Pope urged to make peace mission to South Sudan
  234. Pope overhauls Cardinal Sarah’s department
  235. Francis heads for new periphery by marking Protestant anniversary in avowedly secular Sweden
  236. Catholics and Lutherans to put 500 years of division behind them as Pope prepares to travel to Sweden
  237. Pope Francis expresses gratitude to Martin Luther but swerves eucharist question in first address in Sweden
  238. Lutheran and Catholic agencies sign declaration of intent on climate change and refugee crisis
  239. Francis invites 1,000 convicted criminals to Vatican to celebrate special Mass
  240. Vatican and China edge closer to diplomatic breakthrough after Pope censures renegade ordinations
  241. Vatican congratulates Trump and warns people about 'making judgments'
  242. Controversial Saudi-backed interfaith centre defends its approach to religious freedom
  243. Cardinal Burke 'very happy' with election of Trump saying president-elect 'undoubtedly' preferable to Clinton
  244. Francis refuses to fall into 'trap' set by Cardinal Burke and allies over 'errors' in Amoris Laetitia
  245. Francis makes Divine Worship more global and mainstream
  246. Pope gives priests permanent permission to forgive grave sin of abortion
  247. Membership changes at the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments
  248. Female deacons commission meets for first time in Rome
  249. Details of Pope's private discussion with Jesuits published
  250. Irish prime minister confirms Pope Francis will visit Ireland in 2018 for World Meeting of Families in Dublin
  251. 'Red hats' who challenged Pope could be stripped of rank of cardinal
  252. Sex abuse trial of senior prelate begins at Vatican
  253. The role of women in the Vatican has been formally recognised after Pope approves new association
  254. New guidelines for trainee priests anger LGBT Catholics
  255. Open warfare for Knights of Malta as Grand Master threatens disciplinary action against dissenting voices
  256. 'Vatileaks priest' freed from prison by Pope in act of clemency
  257. Pope lambasts clergy motivated by devil in annual Christmas address to the Curia
  258. Pope Francis to open formal inquiry into Knights of Malta
  259. The “dubia” facing Cardinal Burke over Order of Malta saga
  260. Exclusive: Cardinal Burke and Grand Master Festing defied wishes of Pope by sacking Grand Chancellor
  261. Easy access to small-scale weapons is 'homicidal madness', Francis tells ambassadors to the Vatican
  262. Vatican insists it does have the authority to investigate Order of Malta
  263. The likely candidates for the job of Trump's ambassador to the Holy See
  264. Order of Malta chief withdraws cooperation after accusing Vatican's inquiry of links with fund in Geneva
  265. Vatican dismisses Order of Malta's attempts to bypass official inquiry into 'crisis'
  266. Grand Master of Knights of Malta caves in to Vatican pressure and resigns
  267. Cardinal Burke 'in office but out of power' as job handed to papal delegate 
  268. Top Vatican archbishop named as Pope’s man to reform Order of Malta
  269. New book by Chaouqui shows Vatileaks II is at heart a struggle for power and not just intrigue
  270. Fake front page of Vatican newspaper takes aim at Pope Francis 
  271. Council of cardinals gives Pope Francis vote of confidence
  272. Knights of Malta preparing for shake-up as lack of suitable nobility puts leadership in doubt
  273. Francis helps SSPX find a possible HQ in Rome
  274. Holy See cuts deficit in half as it 'journeys' toward better money management 
  275. FOUR YEARS ON: Pope's compassionate 'disruption' of the Church shows no signs of slowing down
  276. History made in Rome as Anglican liturgy is celebrated at heart of a Catholic Church
  277. Marie Collins dismisses Cardinal Muller's claim he didn't resist work of child protection commission
  278. British soldier turned priest who risked life to keep Catholic church alive in Algeria to become a bishop
  279. Former primate of Burundi announced by Lambeth Palace as new leader of Anglican Centre in Rome
  280. Vatican confirms two-day visit to Egypt for Pope Francis in April
  281. Meetings, money and dress code: how Francis is trying to change curia, by one of his most influential advisors
  282. EXCLUSIVE: Pope's mooted October visit to South Sudan could bring peace if war-makers listen, says bishop
  283. In face of extremism, dialogue with Muslims prevents religiously inspired violence, says Nigerian Cardinal
  284. Pope Francis urges EU leaders to rise to challenges of modern world to avoid slip into 'old age'
  285. Four British imams granted papal audience in bid to build interfaith relations
  286. Cardinal Sarah attacks 'devastation and schism' of modern liturgy and praises text Pope wants to review
  287. Francis grants SSPX right to celebrate marriage in sign of reconciliation
  288. Senior British imam urges Pope to speak out about plight of persecuted Christians on Egypt visit
  289. Pope Francis to wash feet of inmates at a prison outside Rome known for holding ex-Mafia who turned state's witness
  290. Francis appoints American archbishop as Vatican nuncio to Great Britain
  291. Egypt attacks will not prevent Pope's 'mission for peace', Vatican confirms
  292. Pope washes feet of ex-gang members in mafia prison during Holy Thursday liturgy
  293. The way of the cross: Francis prays for a Church that will be a 'voice in the wilderness for humanity'
  294. Easter Homily: Put your faith in God instead of corrupt and bureaucratic world
  295. Pope Francis extols Easter crowd to be instruments of Christ's outreach to refugees, and then it rains
  296. Trump/Francis meeting more likely as White House 'reaches out' to the Vatican
  297. Pope Francis may struggle to walk in the footsteps of his namesake in modern-day Egypt
  298. Festing reported at large in Rome ahead of Knights of Malta vote for his replacement
  299. Francis challenges Muslim leaders to join rest of world's faiths in condemning religious violence
  300. 'Forgive those who have wronged us', Pope tells Coptic Christians at stadium Mass
  301. War between US and North Korea could destroy 'much of humanity', Pope Francis warns
  302. Francis appeals for rejection of violence
  303. Popes recognise each Church’s baptism
  304. Diplomatic coup for Pope Francis as Holy See announces it will establish an embassy in Myanmar
  305. Pope Francis will meet President Trump, the Holy See confirms
  306. Vatican hosts conference on origins of universe dispelling perceived faith science conflict
  307. Anglican orders not 'invalid' says Cardinal, opening way for revision of current Catholic position
  308. FATIMA@100: Pope Francis lauds the Virgin Mary as a revolutionary not an unapproachable 'plaster statue'
  309. FATIMA@100: Top Vatican prelate challenges Fatima conspiracies 
  310. FATIMA@100: Pope says poor and sick are Church assets as he canonises shepherd children in Fatima
  311. Pope Francis names Nigerian Vatican diplomat papal ambassador to Dublin
  312. Vatican money laundering incidents half following financial watchdog clamp down, but prosecutor slow to act
  313. Sick and disabled people are the ‘precious treasure of the Church’
  314. Francis and Trump can put aside their differences and work together, former US ambassador tells The Tablet
  315. Pope Francis continues process of strengthening his legacy with five new cardinal picks from the 'peripheries' 
  316. Papal audience for Irish President ahead of next year's World Meeting of Families
  317. 'I won’t forget what you said' President Trump tells Pope Francis at end of historic meeting in the Vatican
  318. 'Forgive those who have wronged us', Pope tells Coptic Christians at stadium Mass
  319. Pope refuses to be pressured as Trudeau pushes for an apology over Church's role in residential schools
  320. Fire breaks out in Rome's Venerable English College
  321. Francis names former collaborator as new secretary of Family Life department
  322. Heal the 'wounds of war and terrorism', Pope Francis prays for victims of London Bridge terror attack
  323. Pope meets senior Venezuelan bishops to discuss country engulfed in crisis
  324. Exclusive: 'Dangerous situation' in the UK where people no longer trust those governing them, says British Bishop
  325. Francis exerts papal authority requesting Cardinals inform him of their whereabouts, reveals leaked letter
  326. Vatican bank reports more than 100 per cent increase in profits thanks to 'prudent' management, reveal financial statements
  327. Francis exerts papal authority requesting Cardinals inform him of their whereabouts, reveals leaked letter
  328. French priest with expertise in human rights appointed secretary of new Vatican social justice department
  329. Key figure in Vatican's finance reform resigns without explanation
  330. Leaked 'dubia' cardinal letter designed to put pressure on Pope Francis
  331. Pope marks anniversary with clear message: I’m not going anywhere
  332. Mali Cardinal-designate arrives in Rome for consistory despite reports he would pull out of the ceremony due to illness
  333. Pastors from peripheries to receive red hats in Rome
  334. Avoid becoming 'Princes' of the church and serve suffering humanity, Pope urges new cardinals
  335. Cardinal Pell charged on 'multiple accounts' of historical sex abuse
  336. Vatican Financial Chief, Pell, takes leave of absence to fight sex abuse charges
  337. Pell's absence threatens Vatican financial reform plan
  338. Pope dismisses his doctrinal chief, Cardinal Müller, after uneasy relationship
  339. New CDF prefect faces accusations over handling of 2012 abuse case
  340. Turmoil at the top as two cardinals lose Vatican posts
  341. More than just a spokesman: Joaquin Navarro-Valls dies aged 80
  342. Pope approves new path to sainthood: 'the heroic offering of life'
  343. Cardinal Sarah wants 'liturgical reconciliation' between old and new forms of Mass
  344. Cardinal Bertone risks becoming embroiled in trial claiming embezzled hospital funds used to refurbish his home
  345. St Mary’s University appoints Baroness Vadera, Chairman of Santander Bank and former adviser to Gordon Brown, as new pro-chancellor
  346. Murdered priest's death marked with Mass and special monument
  347. Vatican turns off historic fountains as Rome drought continues
  348. Christopher Jamison appointed Abbot President of English Benedictines
  349. English Benedictines elect Jamison as Abbot President
  350. Co-author of 'ecumenism of hate' article defends intervention as opening important debate
  351. Pope issues action plan to help migrants assimilate into new cultures and criticises moves to expel refugees fleeing persecution
  352. 'Trusting and constructive dialogue' between Russia and the Vatican, says President Putin
  353. Post-Vatican II liturgical reforms 'irreversible', says Pope
  354. Vatican confirms first ever papal visit to Myanmar in November
  355. Pope sends message of support to victims of US floods
  356. Pope and Bartholomew issue joint appeal on Environment
  357. Cardinal Sarah critiques Fr James Martin's L.G.B.T. book
  358. Rector of English College pays tribute to Cardinal Murphy-Connor
  359. Pope to visit Colombia to encourage peace process as country remains divided by violence
  360. Pope Francis sought psychoanalysis during Argentina’s Dirty War
  361. Rabbis present ‘milestone’ document on Christian-Jewish relations
  362. 'Dubia' cardinal, Carlo Caffarra, dies aged 79
  363. Q & A: Cardinal Nichols offers programme for hope
  364. Pope tells Colombia's political leaders there has been too much 'hatred and vengeance'
  365. Pope releases new liturgical law paving way for revision of English missal
  366. "Open your heart" Pope pleads with Colombia to forgive past hurts during powerful reconciliation service
  367. Pope is 'fine' after small accident in Colombia Vatican confirms
  368. Climate change deniers 'stupid'
  369. Vatican announces criminal investigation into a Holy See diplomat accused of accessing child pornography while in Washington DC
  370. Vatican announces criminal investigation into Holy See diplomat accused of accessing child pornography
  371. Mass should transport people away from the 'cacophony of consumerism', says Cardinal Sarah
  372. Australian becomes first lay Catholic to get slot on biggest Christian channel
  373. Making 'Pope of Peace' patron saint of Italian military 'terribly inappropriate', says Pax Christi head
  374. Pope re-founds John Paul II institute on marriage and family with new focus on contemporary realities
  375. Müller criticises Francis papacy for lacking theological rigour, and hints at comeback
  376. Pope promises never to pardon priests convicted of abuse and admits church too slow in facing up to the problem
  377. Traditionalist group issues 'filial correction' to Pope, accusing him of spreading heresy
  378. Former auditor-general quit after Vatican threatened to arrest him for spying
  379. Welcome migrants and refugees, Cardinal Tagle implores world governments at start of new campaign
  380. Church summit to tackle online abuse of children
  381. Francis appoints fierce critic to top legal body
  382. Child-abuse summit opens as diplomat is accused
  383. New director of Anglican Centre in Rome says we must act ‘as if we are already one’
  384. Australian church facing biggest crisis in its history, says Brisbane Archbishop
  385. Vatican bank launches legal action in Malta over loss of millions of euros
  386. Change Catholic teaching to make death penalty 'inadmissible', says Pope
  387. Francis defends covenant between sexes
  388. Cardinal Sarah insists his Congregation has final authority over liturgical translations
  389. Pro Francis theologians start petition in support of Pope following 'filial correction'
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