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Pope Benedict XVI celebrated the third and final Mass of his visit to his native Germany on Sunday, making a strong appeal for unity among Catholics and with the Vatican.
When Pope Benedict XVI arrives in Berlin this week, he will be greeted in his homeland by a Lutheran chancellor, a gay mayor and a divorced, remarried Roman Catholic president.
The Vatican issued a revised set of in-house rules Thursday to respond to clerical sex abuse, targeting priests who molest the mentally disabled as well as children and priests who use child pornography, but making few substantive changes to existing practice.
"Dear friends, in the last analysis, the renewal of the church will only come about through openness to conversion and through renewed faith," he said from an altar set up on a small hill.
I cannot say whether — and, if so, how — he will address it," Archbishop Zollitsch said.