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Pope creates anti-secular office

world Updated: Jun 30, 2010 00:07 IST
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Pope Benedict XVI is creating a new Vatican office to fight secularisation and "re-evangelize" the West — a tacit acknowledgment that his attempts to reinvigorate Christianity in Europe haven't succeeded and need a new boost.

Benedict announced the new office during a vespers' service Monday, confirming reports in the Italian media of a handful of new Vatican appointments expected to be announced before the pope goes on summer holiday and the Vatican bureaucracy slows down.

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