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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.

Pope to beatify ‘gay’ Cardinal Newman

Today is the last day of Pope Benedict XVI’s UK visit, and he will hold a mass in the English Midlands, where 19th-century Catholic convert Cardinal Newman will be beatified as part of his road to sainthood.

More protests planned as UK papal visit continues

Pope Benedict XVI will face more protests today as he goes about the third day of his four-day visit to the United Kingdom. Today, protests will focus on the Pope’s opposition to gay equality.

Five men arrested by police during Pope’s London visit

Five men have been arrested on potential terrorism charges during Pope Benedict’s visit to the UK. However, his itinerary has not been changed.

Pilgrims to be charged £25 to see Pope during UK visit

As concern mounts over the cost of the Pope’s visit to Britain in September, it’s emerged that the faithful will have to cough up £25 (US$39) to see him.

Catholic leader in UK says Pope’s visit shouldn’t be a firefight

The leader of Roman Catholics in England and Wales says he doesn’t expect Pope Benedict’s visit to the UK in two months’ time to be a “firefight” over the priestly abuse scandal.

Pope’s visit to UK ‘in disarray’ says secularist group

The Pope’s visit to Britain in September is in disarray, and the taxpayer shouldn't be expected to pick up the tab, says the UK’s outspoken National Secular Society.

Diplomat at centre of ‘Benedict condoms’ row named

The British diplomat who has been disciplined for a now notorious memo suggesting that Pope Benedict be invited to bless a gay marriage when he’s in the UK has now been named.

Pope says Internet needs more soul, more Christian bloggers

During a meeting last weekend about communication and new media, Benedict XVI spoke of a need to give the Internet "a soul" and to humanize the dynamics of the digital world, calling on more online Christians to give witness to their beliefs.

UK apologizes to Pope after memo suggests ‘Benedict condoms’

Britain’s Foreign Office has apologized to the Pope after a memo suggesting he could open an abortion clinic and bless a gay marriage when he visits the country in September.

Malta: Men say they had to dress as women in Catholic orphanage

Rabat - Yesterday Pope Benedict XVI met with eight male victims who were abused as boys while in a Catholic orphanage on the island. He prayed and cried with them. One of the victims called it "fantastic."

Another Catholic child abuse letter released

Fresh allegations in the Catholic child-abuse scandal have emerged from France, where it has been alleged that a Vatican cardinal in charge of clergy around the world congratulated a French bishop for not denouncing a sexually abusive priest.

Protest against Catholic schools in Berlin Special

Berlin - On April 15, a group of students and former students organized a protest in Berlin against the educational system in the Catholic schools.

Pope Benedict's birth home tagged with obscene graffiti

Marktl - One or more graffiti artists have added a voice of dissatisfaction to the house where Benedict was born. In protest of the way the Church and Pope have handled recent scandals, the house was tagged with the words "F**k Yourselves."

Letter shows Ratzinger put church before removing abusing priest

The future Pope Benedict XVI put the good of the Catholic Church before pleas to defrock a California priest with a history of child molestation, according to a 1985 letter bearing his signature, it has just emerged.

Op-Ed: Watching the Vatican writhe in self-inflicted guilt and paranoia

First the media were blamed for all the bad news about the church, then the world was reminded that the pope is a head of state with immunity, now the church's suffering is compared to the holocaust. All in all, the Holy See shows symptoms of paranoia

Documents show Pope Benedict knew of sexual abuse case

U.S. and German abuse inquiries are inching ever closer to the Pope himself. New documents obtained by the New York Times allege Joseph Ratzinger, then cardinal and now Pope, knew of 200 abuse cases by a single priest, but did nothing.
 

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