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Pope Benedict XVI is assisted by Mgr Leonardo Sapienza walking up the stairs of the Church of St Gregory with Dr Rowan Williams (CNS photo)

Pope has invited the Archbishop of Canterbury to speak at the world Synod of Bishops on evangelisation in October

Priests hear Confessions at World Youth Day in Madrid (CNS photo)

Diocese sees rise in Confessions

The number of people attending Confession in the Diocese of Lancaster has increased following a Lenten initiative

Pope Benedict XVI rings the bell before his general audience (CNS photo)

Pope blesses and rings a small brass bell that has been on tour across Ireland for nearly a year

Benedict XVI says the Church has in the past failed to communicate its teaching on marriage

Refugees at a temporary shelter at a school in the Wadi Khaled area of northern Lebanon (CNS photo)

More than 1,000 Christians and Muslims arrived in Lebanon ‘cold and with nothing’

The healing is said to have occurred weeks after John Paul II was beatified last May (Photo: CNS)

‘Miraculous’ healing occurred just weeks after beatification last May

A screenshot of the Vatican's site

Hackers target Vatican website

Hackers apparently claim the attack was a revenge for clerical sexual abuse and the selling of indulgences

Lord Guthrie: 'Rhetoric is a dangerous thing'

‘If there’s so much rhetoric there’s a danger of sliding into things,’ says former SAS head Lord Guthrie

A ComRes poll reveals that seven out of 10 people oppose gay marriage

The Holy See has also approved a liturgical calendar for Britain’s personal ordinariate