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Christopher Lamb



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