A daily guide to what's happening in the Catholic Church

At the Angelus yesterday Benedict XVI urged participants in the Durban Climate Change Conference, which starts today, to reach “a responsible, credible” agreement.

All institutions should be held to the same standards as the Church regarding child abuse, the Pope told a group of American bishops during their ad limina visit on Saturday (full text, video).

The Pope offered encouragement to those caring for the sick in an address to members of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Health Care Workers on Saturday.

Exorcist Fr Gabriele Amorth has said that “practising yoga is satanic“.

The Mail Online reports that a Benedictine monk on the run from police “secretly visited Rome to empty his Vatican bank account“.

A German man is suing Benedict XVI because he did not wear a seatbelt during his visit to Freiburg in September.

And the St Pauls blog reports on the launch of a book whose author outwitted security guards to meet Pope Benedict, has four legs and answers to the name of Pushkin.