Pope Benedict XVI

  • September 16, 2010

    Pope Benedict has been accused of a 'terrible libel' by suggesting, at the beginning of his UK visit, that Nazism can be considered akin to 'aggressive atheism'.

  • September 16, 2010

    The full itinerary for the papal visit from 16 - 19 September 2010 as well as details of unofficial events and protests is now available.

  • September 16, 2010

    Some 125,000 people lined the streets of Edinburgh to catch a glimpse of Pope Benedict XVI, leader of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics, on his first UK visit.

  • September 15, 2010

    To tolerate in the sense of acknowledging that different experiences are likely to produce different outcomes, and that without the experience, we should tread the paths of judgement with great care, is wise and charitable, says Jill Segger. This forbearance is perhaps better perceived as humility than as tolerance.

  • September 15, 2010

    On the occasion of Pope Benedict's visit to Britain, Christians could benefit by revisiting Lord Acton’s legacy, and seeking in our own time to grapple with difficult questions, informed by love of God and neighbour, says Savi Hensman.

  • September 14, 2010

    A major debate about the Catholic Church and enforced priestly celibacy will take place in Central London tonight, ahead of the Pope's visit to the UK.

  • September 14, 2010

    The Institute of Ideas think-tank has accused fellow secularists of engaging in a "New Atheist witch-hunt" over the Pope's upcoming British visit.

  • September 14, 2010

    The Presidents of ecumenical group Churches Together in England have formally welcomed Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to Britain this week.

  • September 10, 2010

    By all means let Catholics welcome the Pope to Britain and fund his visit, says Peter Tatchell. But whether he should be honoured with a State Visit at taxpayer's expense is another matter and raises a wider range of concerns.

  • September 7, 2010

    Pope Benedict, who rigorously opposes the ordained ministry of women, will meet the President of the Methodist Conference, the Rev Alison Tomlin, on his UK visit.