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Pope Pius XII pictured in May 1957 (AP)

The debate about Pope Pius XII in London this month will be an education.

News International: controversy over unethical journalism has spread to more than one of its newspapers (AP Photo/Akira Suemori)

Fr Tamayo, a Spanish media expert, says scandal indicates the urgent need for ethics in the media

Forensic police arrive at the Swiss Embassy in Rome on December 23 (AP Photo/Angelo Carconi)

Ex-Guard was victim of parcel bomb sent to the Swiss embassy

The Italian archbishop has done brilliantly as nuncio to Russia and is regarded as a key Vatican insider

Close papal aide dies in road accident

A member of the papal household has died in a car accident

The German author talks about his hugely anticipated book, Light of the World

Rumours abound that a consistory will take place next month. Above: cardinals assemble in St Peter's Basilica in 2007 (Photo: PA)

Apartments in Rome are ‘already being readied’ for a consistory on November 20 and 21, according to a source

Westminster Hall (Photo: PA)

His address to the Queen will be equally historic, but it’s the one at the Palace of Westminster which will have a lasting impact

Courtesy of the British embassy to the Holy See

In 1961 and 1980 she made official visits to meet John XXIII and John Paul II

The Tony Blair Faith Foundation has been criticised as a "messianic" project to remould the world's religions  (Photo: PA)

The former PM will meet the Holy Father to discuss interreligious dialogue