Iraq’s Minister of Tourism has claimed that Pope Benedict is planning to visit the ancient city of Ur in 2012.
Veteran Vatican-watcher Andrea Tornielli says that Benedict XVI is preparing a major overhaul of the Congregation for Divine Worship.
Church officials in Slovenia have denied claims that they are facing “one of the most devastating financial disasters in the history of the Church”.
Cardinal Marc Ouellet, prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, has said that the Bible is disappearing as “a normative cultural reference” in the West.
The Apostolic Nuncio to Mexico has said that Benedict XVI is “very worried” about the violence in the country.
Vicka Ivanković-Mijatović, one of the alleged Medjugorje visionaries, will appear on The Late Late Show with Ryan Tubridy in Ireland this month.
Bishop Noel Treanor of Down and Connor has launched a “listening programme” in his diocese.