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Pope tweets for the first time

His message: ‘Dear friends, I am pleased to get in touch with you through Twitter. Thank you for your generous response. I bless all of you from my heart.’

Challenge of Vatican II, he says, was to make ‘the truth and beauty of the faith shine out in our time’

At his weekly general audience Pope Benedict XVI reflected on the importance of the Council

Benedict XVI is following the journey that John XXIII took 50 years ago, when the Second Vatican Council was about to begin

The Italian man, who has been on the dome since yesterday afternoon, is protesting against Mario Monti, the EU and the economic crisis

About 7,000 people attended today’s general audience at the Vatican

The drawings will be authenticated by a specialised geometric test

Benedict XVI reflects on his trip to Milan at his weekly general audience

Who’s who in the VatiLeaks case?

It seems almost everyone at the Vatican is discussing the leak of secret documents. As more time passes since the initial arrest of the Pope’s butler, it’s still not clear how much he actually knows and whether he was acting alone

Our own use of the word ‘Abba’ is the fruit of the presence of the Spirit of Christ within us, he says