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