Category - pope benedict

  • 11 Feb 2013

    “We have to respect fully the decision of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI to resign,” the general secretary of the World Council of Churches said today.

  • 11 Feb 2013

    While paying tribute to Pope Benedict XVI, as expected, British church leaders are among those signalling an expectation of change in the papacy.

  • 25 Dec 2012

    Pope Benedict's traditional Urbi et Orbi Christmas address from St Peter's Rome wished peace and justice for Syria and other troubled parts of the globe.

  • 24 Dec 2012

    While Christians should indeed examine social and cultural changes critically, the fearfulness of the Pope about shifting attitudes to gender and sexual orientation seems excessive, says Savitri Hensman. Christmas should be a time of celebration in response to God’s generous love, through which barriers are broken down and humanity’s potential fulfilled.

  • 3 Sep 2012

    Former Catholic Archbishop of Milan and papal candidate Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini's final comments on the Church are that it is “200 years out of date”.

  • 22 Mar 2012

    His trip to Cuba will be the pontiff's second visit to Latin America, home to almost half of the world's Catholics. Benedict XVI visited Brazil in 2007.

  • 2 Dec 2011

    A recent press comment from Mennonite World Conference acts as a helpful reminder of an important declaration inviting belief communities - faith-based and otherwise - to commit to peace in the midst of a world still riven with conflict and religiously- or ideologically-sanctioned violence.

  • 1 Dec 2011

    Pope Benedict has given encouragement to those seeking the abolition of the death penalty worldwide, at a meeting of the Sant'Egidio Community.

  • 27 Oct 2011

    A great obstacle to a just peace today is the high level of unemployment among young people all over the world, says Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the World Council of Churches. It feels as though we are gambling with the welfare and happiness of a whole generation. Yet we need the vision and the courage of young people to help make vital changes, not least when we see how they are leading processes of democratization and peace in many countries today.

  • 27 Aug 2011

    For seven days last week the streets and squares of Madrid, Spain, were overrun by more than a million young people from all over the world.