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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'
  100. view from rome
  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. The Pope knows the power of leaving people guessing
  110. Where does the royal commission leave Cardinal Pell in the Vatican?
  111. Cardinal Sarah's very public slap-down shows Pope is willing to use his authority 
  112. Francis and Welby show that disagreements don't have to be a paralysing
  113. Francis makes cardinals less European and more pastoral
  114. Pope Francis has shown us that being a cardinal is no longer about status but service
  115. What are the options for Pope Francis in the Order of Malta saga?
  116. Knights of Malta saga reveals the deep hostility in some quarters about Francis’ leadership
  117. The latest synod document further reveals Pope’s aim to create a listening Church
  118. Heythrop to keep Kensington campus in deal with St Mary’s
  119. Gay Catholics look forward to Mass celebrated by Cardinal Nichols
  120. One in five British polling stations is in a church
  121. Nichols talks to Alpha as Catholic parishes embrace course
  122. Britain's most influential Catholics revealed on The Tablet’s Top 100 list
  123. New bishop for Nottingham fills last episcopal vacancy
  124. Bishops hope new Government will lift admissions cap on academies
  125. University merger talks stall as Heythrop sinks into the red
  126. Edmund Campion pamphlet returns home after four centuries
  127. Benedictine monks of Downside to shut five churches
  128. Fundraiser to support Church's anti-trafficking work
  129. Synod document identifies ‘penitential road’
  130. Cardinal criticises Church treatment of divorced and remarried
  131. Vocations flourish at Leeds Trinity University
  132. 400-year-old Jesuit-run Heythrop College announces closure
  133. Synod document looks to integrate divorced and remarried
  134. Former Labour Education Secretary joins St Mary's, Twickenham
  135. Closure of Heythrop puts Jesuit mission and 91 jobs at risk
  136. Anglican bishop and Labour peer criticise Laudato si'
  137. Lord Patten calls for divorced and remarried to receive Communion
  138. More bishops call for married men to be ordained
  139. Priest leaves traditionalist parish due to 'toll on health'
  140. Jewish peer 'appalled' by failure to protect Christians
  141. Philosophers call for Heythrop College to be saved from closure
  142. English Benedictines gather on Sunday to discuss future
  143. Hermit who threatened lesbian couple pleads guilty to harassment
  144. Declining English Benedictine order holds crisis talks at Buckfast Abbey
  145. UK Minister for Faith scrapped with job’s duties passed downwards
  146. God is in love with us, avoid consumerism, Pope Francis tells faithful
  147. Pope announces 'first in history' meeting with Russian Patriarch Kirill
  148. Adoption rights withdrawn from Italy's same-sex civil union bill
  149. Vatican selling Year of Mercy cruises to wealthy patrons
  150. Cardinal Pell gives evidence from Rome into abuse inquiry
  151. Cardinal Pell admits he knew about Catholic abuse complaint and failed to act
  152. Heythrop’s Kensington site to be retained if merger with St Mary’s goes ahead
  153. Benedictine nuns hold first Mass in new abbey church
  154. Cathedrals to have holy doors during jubilee
  155. One in five polling booths in a church
  156. Cardinal talks to Alpha as its use grows in UK
  157. Murder of Christians creates an ‘ecumenism of martyrs’, says Pope
  158. Catholics help SNP to record win in Scotland
  159. Fewer Catholic MPs in new House of Commons
  160. Vatican post for Radcliffe
  161. New Bishop of Nottingham wants parishes to be outward-looking
  162. Merger talks with St Mary’s stall as Heythrop sinks into the red
  163. Downside to shut five churches
  164. Fundraising to bolster anti-slavery work
  165. Edmund Campion pamphlet returns home after four centuries
  166. Composer and nun named in Queen’s latest honours list
  167. Synod will seek to ‘integrate’ divorced and remarried
  168. Batch of vocations at Leeds Trinity
  169. End of an era as Heythrop closes
  170. Dons rally round Heythrop
  171. Benedictines meet to discuss their future
  172. Priest leaves traditionalist parish
  173. Liverpool Hope honours novelist
  174. Declining order holds crisis talks
  175. Minister for faith role downgraded
  176. Leading Welsh priest to become Anglican
  177. Synod must focus on ‘real life’, says Cupich
  178. Annulments to be speeded up
  179. Synod will include 45 Francis nominees
  180. Europe trapped in ‘culture of comfort’
  181. Francis calls for a ‘revolution of tenderness’
  182. Pope speaks as immigrant in land of immigrants
  183. Pope demonstrates the ‘inclusive Church’
  184. Pope intervenes to remind synod of guiding principles
  185. Pell, Dolan launch cardinals’ letter of concern to Francis
  186. Frustration on all sides over marriage dilemmas
  187. Surprise appointments
  188. Two held over Vatican finances leaks
  189. Undeterred Francis affirms he will push on with reforms
  190. LGBT envoy says aid is not linked to gay marriage rights
  191. Path of violence and hate is blasphemous ideology, says Pope
  192. Home truths for German Church
  193. Climate summit is ‘humanity’s last chance’
  194. Pope’s Africa visit becomes a pilgrimage for peace
  195. Lombardi defends Vatican justice system
  196. Recall God’s grace, says Francis, as Year of Mercy opens
  197. Fall in numbers at papal audiences
  198. Pope Francis affirms ‘inseparable bond’ between Christians and Jews
  199. Francis meets with Scottish archbishop
  200. Rouhani meets Francis, in warming of Iran relations
  201. Traditional teaching on marriage affirmed
  202. Francis raises hopes of breakthrough in relations with China
  203. Church sends out mixed message on family day
  204. Minister meets Vatican envoy ahead of Syria talks
  205. O’Malley corrects priest on obligation to report abuse
  206. Benedict XVI ‘was prevented from dealing with Maciel’
  207. Pell refuses to ‘defend the indefensible’
  208. Vote for civil partnerships but not same-sex adoption
  209. Benedict rejects theology of ‘Anonymous Christians’
  210. See the face of Christ in those fleeing war and persecution, Pope pleads
  211. Hope can win over fear, Pope Francis says in Easter message
  212. Vatican meeting opens possibility of healing with SSPX
  213. Francis opts for unity with synod document
  214. Pope Francis: The Holy Spirit is not the property of the ecclesial hierarchy
  215. Power struggle threatens Francis’ reforms
  216. Vatican finance watchdog reports significant increase in suspicious activity
  217. Mission to Maduro
  218. Parolin meets Nato troops
  219. Rousseff’s champions appeal to Francis
  220. Pope urged to plea for fellow Argentinian on death row in Texas
  221. World runs risk of 'bureaucratising' hunger, Pope warns UN food agency
  222. Catholic religious orders must succumb to church's hierarchical authority
  223. The devil is in the detail: Why Pope Francis really rejected donation from Argentinian president 
  224. EXCLUSIVE: Pell says 'no more pools of darkness' in Vatican finances 
  225. Francis unlikely to use the word 'genocide' on visit to Armenia
  226. Benedict’s resignation delivered a 'lesson for the Church', Francis insists in new book
  227. Relations between Vatican and Britain won't be affected by Britain's exit from EU, ambassador says
  228. Vatileaks: Female defendant and priest sentenced while journalists acquitted
  229. Financial edict undercuts Pell
  230. Francis asks Nice: 'what can I do for you?'
  231. Pope will meet Polish bishops behind closed doors during World Youth Day
  232. Cardinal Pell to lose major ally as chief financial officer to return home to Australia
  233. Francis calls for review of contemplative nuns practice in overhaul of female religious life
  234. 'The young people here are very emotional ... they can’t understand it and don’t know what to do'
  235. Pope Francis arrives in Krakow declaring that 'world is at war'
  236. Polish bishops vow to refuse communion to divorced and remarrieds
  237. In silence Pope visits Auschwitz and writes plea for forgiveness for 'so much cruelty'
  238. Pope says Christianity’s authenticity depends on how it treats outsiders 
  239. I will hold judgment on Cardinal Pell until police give verdict, Pope tells journalists
  240. Pope appoints head of new office for laity, family and life
  241. Church mobilises to help quake victims
  242. Benedict opens up about falling in love and reforming the Vatican
  243. Council of Cardinals debates how bishops should be selected
  244. World famous exorcist Gabriel Amorth dies aged 91
  245. New UK ambassador presents credentials to Vatican
  246. Pope attacks world’s indifference to war as he prays for peace in Assisi with religious leaders and refugees 
  247. Francis uses Assisi encounters to push for peace
  248. Pope warns journalists not to use their trade as a weapon
  249. Francis' Caucasus tour a chance to bridge the gap between east and west
  250. Francis takes peace mission to Caucasus
  251. Pope meets controversial Democratic Republic of Congo president in Vatican
  252. Francis plays the diplomat in Georgia in front of president and diplomats
  253. Orthodox delegation fail to turn up for papal Mass
  254. Francis praises Azerbaijan’s religious tolerance and calls on faiths to be 'agents of peace'
  255. Papal trip to Colombia in doubt after voters reject peace deal
  256. Pope makes under the radar visit to earthquake 'red zone' in Amatrice
  257. Pope and Welby unity plan tries to bypass female ordination problem
  258. Pope's impact has reached 'far beyond Rome' says Welby at private Vatican meeting
  259. Anglicans and Catholics go out in pairs to evangelise
  260. Cardinal Sarah presents counter-vision to Francis as he launches new book
  261. Fr Antonio Moreno: Jesuits need clear mission that looks 'beyond Francis' 
  262. Cardinal Sarah replaced by the Pope
  263. Latin American moment for Catholicism after Jesuits elect Venezuelan 'Black Pope'
  264. Meeting sign of warmer relations with Beijing
  265. Catholics need to move beyond the Catechism and develop their 'prayer life', Pope says
  266. Pope makes appeal for battle-stricken Mosul
  267. Venezuelan President meets Pope as country teeters towards political crisis
  268. New Vatican directive bans Catholics from keeping ashes of loved ones at home
  269. Santa Marta: Home Secretary announces £14m funding to tackle modern slavery
  270. Pope urged to make peace mission to South Sudan
  271. Pope overhauls Cardinal Sarah’s department
  272. Francis heads for new periphery by marking Protestant anniversary in avowedly secular Sweden
  273. Catholics and Lutherans to put 500 years of division behind them as Pope prepares to travel to Sweden
  274. Pope Francis expresses gratitude to Martin Luther but swerves eucharist question in first address in Sweden
  275. Lutheran and Catholic agencies sign declaration of intent on climate change and refugee crisis
  276. Francis invites 1,000 convicted criminals to Vatican to celebrate special Mass
  277. Vatican and China edge closer to diplomatic breakthrough after Pope censures renegade ordinations
  278. Vatican congratulates Trump and warns people about 'making judgments'
  279. Controversial Saudi-backed interfaith centre defends its approach to religious freedom
  280. Cardinal Burke 'very happy' with election of Trump saying president-elect 'undoubtedly' preferable to Clinton
  281. Francis refuses to fall into 'trap' set by Cardinal Burke and allies over 'errors' in Amoris Laetitia
  282. Francis makes Divine Worship more global and mainstream
  283. Pope gives priests permanent permission to forgive grave sin of abortion
  284. Membership changes at the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments
  285. Female deacons commission meets for first time in Rome
  286. Details of Pope's private discussion with Jesuits published
  287. Irish prime minister confirms Pope Francis will visit Ireland in 2018 for World Meeting of Families in Dublin
  288. 'Red hats' who challenged Pope could be stripped of rank of cardinal
  289. Sex abuse trial of senior prelate begins at Vatican
  290. The role of women in the Vatican has been formally recognised after Pope approves new association
  291. New guidelines for trainee priests anger LGBT Catholics
  292. Open warfare for Knights of Malta as Grand Master threatens disciplinary action against dissenting voices
  293. 'Vatileaks priest' freed from prison by Pope in act of clemency
  294. Pope lambasts clergy motivated by devil in annual Christmas address to the Curia
  295. Pope Francis to open formal inquiry into Knights of Malta
  296. The “dubia” facing Cardinal Burke over Order of Malta saga
  297. Exclusive: Cardinal Burke and Grand Master Festing defied wishes of Pope by sacking Grand Chancellor
  298. Easy access to small-scale weapons is 'homicidal madness', Francis tells ambassadors to the Vatican
  299. Vatican insists it does have the authority to investigate Order of Malta
  300. The likely candidates for the job of Trump's ambassador to the Holy See
  301. Order of Malta chief withdraws cooperation after accusing Vatican's inquiry of links with fund in Geneva
  302. Vatican dismisses Order of Malta's attempts to bypass official inquiry into 'crisis'
  303. Grand Master of Knights of Malta caves in to Vatican pressure and resigns
  304. Cardinal Burke 'in office but out of power' as job handed to papal delegate 
  305. Top Vatican archbishop named as Pope’s man to reform Order of Malta
  306. New book by Chaouqui shows Vatileaks II is at heart a struggle for power and not just intrigue
  307. Fake front page of Vatican newspaper takes aim at Pope Francis 
  308. Council of cardinals gives Pope Francis vote of confidence
  309. Knights of Malta preparing for shake-up as lack of suitable nobility puts leadership in doubt
  310. Francis helps SSPX find a possible HQ in Rome
  311. Holy See cuts deficit in half as it 'journeys' toward better money management 
  312. FOUR YEARS ON: Pope's compassionate 'disruption' of the Church shows no signs of slowing down
  313. History made in Rome as Anglican liturgy is celebrated at heart of a Catholic Church
  314. Marie Collins dismisses Cardinal Muller's claim he didn't resist work of child protection commission
  315. British soldier turned priest who risked life to keep Catholic church alive in Algeria to become a bishop
  316. Former primate of Burundi announced by Lambeth Palace as new leader of Anglican Centre in Rome
  317. Vatican confirms two-day visit to Egypt for Pope Francis in April
  318. Meetings, money and dress code: how Francis is trying to change curia, by one of his most influential advisors
  319. EXCLUSIVE: Pope's mooted October visit to South Sudan could bring peace if war-makers listen, says bishop
  320. In face of extremism, dialogue with Muslims prevents religiously inspired violence, says Nigerian Cardinal
  321. Pope Francis urges EU leaders to rise to challenges of modern world to avoid slip into 'old age'
  322. Four British imams granted papal audience in bid to build interfaith relations
  323. Cardinal Sarah attacks 'devastation and schism' of modern liturgy and praises text Pope wants to review
  324. Francis grants SSPX right to celebrate marriage in sign of reconciliation
  325. Senior British imam urges Pope to speak out about plight of persecuted Christians on Egypt visit
  326. Pope Francis to wash feet of inmates at a prison outside Rome known for holding ex-Mafia who turned state's witness
  327. Francis appoints American archbishop as Vatican nuncio to Great Britain
  328. Egypt attacks will not prevent Pope's 'mission for peace', Vatican confirms
  329. Pope washes feet of ex-gang members in mafia prison during Holy Thursday liturgy
  330. The way of the cross: Francis prays for a Church that will be a 'voice in the wilderness for humanity'
  331. Easter Homily: Put your faith in God instead of corrupt and bureaucratic world
  332. Pope Francis extols Easter crowd to be instruments of Christ's outreach to refugees, and then it rains
  333. Trump/Francis meeting more likely as White House 'reaches out' to the Vatican
  334. Pope Francis may struggle to walk in the footsteps of his namesake in modern-day Egypt
  335. Festing reported at large in Rome ahead of Knights of Malta vote for his replacement
  336. Francis challenges Muslim leaders to join rest of world's faiths in condemning religious violence
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