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Spokesman says ‘apologies are not enough’ after commission receives nearly 2,000 claims of clerical sexual abuse since 1945

Screenshot of the WikiLeaks cable (Photo: CNS)

Vatican would ‘encourage’ international support for non-binding Copenhagen Accord, according to leaked US cable

Parishes in America that have requested to join an ordinariate, according to Google Maps

Canadian Anglicans request ordinariate

Anglo-Catholic parish becomes first mainstream Anglican group in Canada to ask to join an ordinariate

Chinese Catholics at a vigil at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Beijing (Photo: CNS)

Bishops loyal to the Pope forced to take part in state-run assembly while others go into hiding to avoid arrest

Stewart Regan, chief executive of the Scottish Football Association, left, and its president George Peat (Photo: PA)

Richard Dawkins calls Scottish Football Association ‘craven’ and Church spokesman ‘a weasel’ over dismissal of referees

A woman receives the mark of ashes at St Patrick's Cathedral in New York (Photo: CNS)

General secretary of the English and Welsh bishops’ conference is charged with finding ways of re-emphasising Lent as penitential season

Protesters demand the release of Asia Bibi and an end to Pakistan's blasphemy law (Photo: CNS)

Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran made the comment after meeting President Zardari in Pakistan

Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone celebrates a mass to mark the 50th anniversary of his ministry . (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Cardinal Bertone exhorts international community to fight anti-Christian discrimination with same energy as it combats all religious intolerance

Pope Benedict XVI acknowledges the faithful as he arrives for his weekly general audience, in Paul VI Hall (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

In his weekly catechesis Pope Benedict held up the medieval mystic as a woman who understood that divine love is at the heart of spiritual life

Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger prepares for communion at the funeral Mass for Pope John Paul II at the Vatican before the papal conclave (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite/ File)
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Pope Benedict’s election caught American diplomats by surprise, Wikileaks documents from Rome have revealed