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Pope Benedict XVI is given a copy of Light of the World by its author Peter Seewald  (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters)

In interview with Peter Seewald the Pope strongly affirms 1968 encyclical that ruled against use of contraception

Brothers to seek a miracle for founder

Brothers to seek a miracle for founder

The Christian Brothers hope to find a second miracle for the canonisation of Blessed Edmund Rice

Close papal aide dies in road accident

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

Pope Benedict XVI holds a copy of Light of the World with Peter Seewald, left, and Archbishop Rino Fisichella (Photo: PA)

But Benedict XVI says condoms are not a ‘moral solution’ to Aids  

Singing trio say that the famously misbehaving rock star has a ‘depth and sincerity’ to him that is not picked up by the media

Bishop Fellay greets worshippers as he arrives for an ordination Mass in Econe, Switzerland (Photo: PA)

Society of St Pius says it will exclude Bishop Williamson unless he drops lawyer with neo-Nazi ties

Pope Benedict says his schedule of meetings and trips 'really overtaxes an 83-year-old man' (Photo: CNS)

In a wide-ranging and candid interview the Pope describes crisis as ‘a tremendous cloud of filth which darkens everything’

A cropped version of the new painting by Peter Howson

Archbishop Conti describes Peter Howson’s portrait of St John Ogilvie as ‘powerful and prayerful’

Wounded Iraqi Christians arrive at Orly airport, near Paris (AP Photo/Bob Edme)

Bishops of England and Wales appeal to the Government to review its treatment of Iraqi asylum seekers

Students and teachers protest against university funding cuts (Photo: PA)

Bishops express concerns after their autumn plenary meeting