Pope Benedict XVI

  • June 5, 2010

    Channel Four Television has announced that human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell will present an hour-long documentary on the Pope, to be broadcast before his state visit.

  • April 23, 2010

    The leaders of Britain's three largest parties have welcomed the visit of Pope Benedict XVI to Britain, but said that his views need to be discussed and challenged.

  • April 15, 2010

    While some Roman Catholic leaders are truly penitent, says Savi Hensman, some have dug the church into an even deeper hole by their attempts to shift blame on to others. A more careful assessment is needed of claims and counter-claims.

  • March 29, 2010

    In the matter of clerical abuse, justice must be done, says Martin Marty. But how and by whom the story gets told also matters. So why have Protestants and other Christians been so relatively quiet on the Catholic crisis?

  • March 28, 2010

    Palm Sunday worshippers were startled to face strong protests against the Pope and calls for his resignation as "an accomplice in sex crimes" outside London's Westminster Cathedral.

  • March 26, 2010

    The Vatican has launched an extraordinary attack on the world's media, blaming reporters for the scandal over the Catholic Church's deepening and severe child abuse crisis.

  • March 26, 2010

    The monumental child abuse scandal in the Catholic Church is providing endless fuel for its detractors. But the pain and outrage of millions of loyal Catholics is just as real - and can be a harbinger of deep change.

  • March 26, 2010

    As the global sex abuse crisis in the Catholic Church deepens, standards of accountability must be the norm for all, including the pope and the hierarchy, says Bridget Mary Meehan. Civil investigation, active repentance within the Church and an independent truth commission is now needed.

  • February 17, 2010

    Twenty-four Irish Roman Catholic bishops received a tongue-lashing on 15 February from a top Vatican official as they began two days of unprecedented meetings with Pope Benedict XVI and his officials.

  • February 4, 2010

    The argument over Pope Benedict's comments about equalities legislation continued last night, with the government seeking to minimise the impact of his remarks.