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# Pope Benedict

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John Paul II is one step from sainthood - but holding out for a miracle
Pope Benedict confirms the late pope will be beatified on May 1 but where will they find the extra miracle to make him a saint?
Sorry seems to be the hardest word: the best and worst apologies of 2010
And a few we’re still waiting for.
Pope urges Church reflection on child abuse response
In annual address to Catholic cardinals, Pope Benedict says Church must do everything possible to prevent child abusers from becoming priests, but says child pornography is becoming more acceptable in society.
Vatican signals major shift with latest condom comments
The Vatican says using a condom is lesser evil than transmitting HIV to a sexual partner.