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Pope ‘amused’ by seat belt complaint

Benedict XVI arrives at the Berlin Stadium (Photo: CNS)

German complaint called for Benedict XVI to be fined 2,500 euros for repeatedly not wearing a seat belt

SSPX leader: we cannot accept preamble in its current state

Bishop Bernard Fellay, centre, pictured before an ordination Mass in Econe, Switzerland (AP Photo/Keystone, Olivier Maire)

Bishop Fellay says the Vatican document needs changes before it can be accepted as the basis of reconciliation

Vatican names new nuncio to Ireland

Archbishop-designate Charles Brown, pictured at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (Photo: CNS)

Crucial post is given to Mgr Charles Brown, an Irish American who has served for almost 20 years at the CDF

Pope urges African faithful to be ‘apostles of reconciliation’

The Pope arrives at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Ouidah, Benin (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

Benedict XVI signs apostolic exhortation Africae Munus in Benin

New movement says founder was an abuser

The US website of the Community of the Beatitudes

The Community of the Beatitudes, based in France, admits sexual abuse was committed by its founder and other senior figures

Benetton withdraws advert of Pope kissing Muslim leader

The Benetton store in central London: their advertising campaign features world leaders kissing one another

Vatican spokesman said advert showed ‘a serious lack of respect for the Pope’ and was offensive to Catholics

Vatican: Gaddafi’s death marks end of ‘harsh and oppressive regime’

Gaddafi ruled Libya for 40 years (Photo: PA)

Vatican expresses hope that new Libyan government begins new era based on justice and a ‘spirit of inclusion’

Zenit’s six editors resign over conflict with Legionaries

Zenit publishes news in seven languages

In a statement they say the agency has become too closely identified with the Legionaries of Christ

Vatican paper says reported BBC dating change is ‘senseless’

L'Osservatore Romano has joined Boris Johnson in condemning the date change (Photo: CNS)

Front-page editorial says any move to BCE/CE instead of BC/AD is an attempt to deny the west’s Christian roots

Zenit director resigns after ‘loss of trust’ in Legionary superiors

Founder of news agency says Legionary officials wanted to identify its work more closely with their order