Justin Trudeau, Perry Bellegarde

You can’t drink an apology

Scott Gilmore: Canadian politicians are masters of the official apology. But it’s time to recognize these rituals for what they are: distractions.
Pope John Paul II in Nigeria

How the Pope became so mighty

A former priest argues that the loss of worldly power has increased the papacy’s spiritual power
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On American openness and papal predictions

Brian Bethune’s latest from Rome
The Canadian who could be the next Pope

Cardinal Marc Ouellet: The Canadian who could be pope

Brian Bethune on the papal contenders
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Europe pushes back against the pope

Many want priests to marry and women to be ordained
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London police arrest six men over alleged plan to attack Pope

Controversy continues to swirl around Pontiff’s visit to U.K.
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How much did the Pope know?

Benedict faces tough questions about the Church’s sex abuse scandal
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Meet the priest—and his family

Only the Pope can allow married priests who convert
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Raphael crushes Michelangelo

In a show about 100 years in the artistic life of Rome, one master prevails over all others
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Week in Pictures: May 7th – May 13th, 2009

The best pics of the last seven days