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Benedict XVI's successor: Nigerian, Ghanaian cardinals favorites

Following the announcement that Pope Benedict XVI will resign later in the month, attention has shifted to the question of who the next Pontiff will be. There is a consensus that chances have never been better that the next Pontiff will be a non-European.

Fury as Pope to speak unchallenged in flagship news programme

Britain’s leading secularist organization is furious that Pope Benedict is to be given a slot within a flagship BBC news programme to speak unchallenged for several minutes.

More cover-up allegations over paedophile priests

It’s being claimed that the Vatican prevented a dangerous paedophile priest from being defrocked, and didn’t act till he had gone on to assault a boy in a pub toilet.

Op-Ed: The Pope: Trying to light a Bonfire of the Vanities?

The beleaguered Catholic Church is fighting what is beginning to look more and more like a last-ditch battle and Pope Benedict XVI’s current visit to Spain is not a celebration of the faithful, but a desperate attempt to combat ‘aggressive secularism'

Spanish printer withholds satirical Pope comic from its publisher

The Spanish Catholic printers of a satirical comic that pokes fun at Pope Benedict XVI have refused to release it to its publishers.

Pope: ‘The greatest threat comes from sin within the church’

Lisboa - Pope Benedict XVI said today that "forgiveness does not replace justice" in response to reporters about how the Church should react to the scandal over sexual abuses against minors committed by priests.

Op-Ed: Priestly abuse – where does it all go from here?

Today, we have seen a revelation that the future Pope Benedict XVI put the good of the Catholic Church before pleas to defrock a priest with a history of child molestation, according to a 1985 letter bearing his signature.

RC Church in Ireland has lost ‘all credibility’ over paedophiles

The Roman Catholic Church in Ireland has lost “all credibility”, according to the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams.

iBreviary: the prayer on iPhone

iBreviary is a new application for iPhone users, available from immediately in Spanish, French, English, Latin and Italian. iBreviary offers the possibility, in a simple way, to pray while on the go.

Lawyer Seeks Testimony from Pope Benedict XVI

It would seem as if sex abuse in the American Catholic clergy will be a major topic for the year 2008. An attorney wants Pope Benedict XVI to testify about clergy abuse.

Pope Benedict XVI Blasts Contraceptives, Calls Sex a 'Drug'

It looks like that the issue of sex will not go away as Pope Benedict XVI has brought it up. He had some very interesting things to say about sex and the use of birth control.

Victim To Pope: 'The Cancer In The Ministry Stole His Youth and Innocence'

After Pope Benedict XVI talked with victims of sexual abuse at the hands of the Catholic clergy during his first trip to the United States, one of them has stepped forth and given his story about his experience.

Victims of Sex Abuse By Clergy Meet With Pope Benedict XVI

In addressing American Catholic bishops in regards to the sex scandals in the clergy, Pope Benedict XVI had met with those who have been victimized by sexual abuse at the hands of the clergy.

Pope Benedict XVI Addresses Sex Scandals, Deems It A Disgrace

While addressing a number of issues during his first visit to the United States, Pope Benedict XVI on Wednesday, March 16, went to discuss the sex abuse scandals that surround the Catholic Church.

Pope Benedict XVI Calls For An End of Violence In Christmas Message

As the Pope delivered seasons greetings in at least 60 different languages, Pope Benedict XVI has appealed to the world to create just solutions to end the conflicts taking place.

Pope Urges Religious Leaders to Forbid Use of God's Name to Justify Violence

Pope Benedict XVI is reaching out to religious leaders across the world. He calls upon world religious leaders to not allow the name of God to be used to justify any acts of violence.

Schwarzenegger more trustworthy than the pope, Austrians say

Vienna - Austrian-born California "Gubernator" Arnold Schwarzenegger, Austria's only world-famous celebrity, inspires more trust among Austrians than Pope Benedict XVI, a survey presented on Friday said.

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