Pope

  • January 28, 2009

    Catholic commentators have joined with Jewish leaders in criticising Pope Benedict XVI for bringing a Holocaust denying bishop back into the Church as part of a bid to heal a rift with a group of separatists.

  • July 8, 2008

    Roman Catholic social justice advocates have joined in widespread criticism of new laws restricting protests during World Youth Day in Sydney this month, which Pope Benedict XVI will attend in his first visit to Australia.

  • June 29, 2008

    As the summer holiday season draws near for many, the Vatican has issued a set of guidelines offering advice on how to make vacations more environmentally responsible and friendly.

  • May 17, 2008

    The leader of the Armenian Apostolic Church, visiting Pope Benedict XVI in Rome, has spoken of the "genocide" suffered by his compatriots in the Ottoman empire, and said that those with power should ensure that justice prevails.

  • April 14, 2008

    The international Catholic movement 'We are Church' has expressed its numerous concerns about the actions of Pope benedict, ahead of the visit by the Pontiff to the US.

  • April 14, 2008

    In advance of Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to the US, three prominent gay Catholics have urged the pontiff to enter into a dialogue with lesbian and gay Catholics. They addressed the pontiff through open statements about their lives, loves, and hopes for the church at a press conference at the end of last week.

  • March 6, 2008

    A small number of fficials from the Vatican and senior Muslims are holding a two-day meeting in Rome this week, with the intention of laying the foundations for a major global Catholic-Islamic exchange later in 2008.

  • February 12, 2008

    The Vatican daily newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, seen as required reading for those wanting to know the standpoint of the Holy See, but also known for an austere black and white layout, is appearing in colour for the first time.

  • February 5, 2008

    Christian activists will make symbolic acts of commitment at the Ministry of Defence in London and at other venues in Scotland and the north of England tomorrow, urging a shift from waging war to waging peace in a divided world.

  • January 31, 2008

    For the first time, a general secretary of the World Council of Churches has taken part with a pope in a Rome service to mark the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, which ended last week, recalling the centenary of this initiative born in the United States in 1908.