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Benedict XVI breathes over chrism oil, a gesture symbolising the infusion of the Holy Spirit, at Holy Thursday Mass last year  (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Read the full text of Pope Benedict XVI’s Chrism Mass homily

Benedict XVI waves as he leaves his general audience in St Peter's Square today, April 20 (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Jesus warned believers against the soul’s ‘insensitivity’ towards evil, Pope Benedict XVI says at general audience

Bishop Stack at a reception after last year's Red Mass

Bishop George Stack has been appointed to lead the Welsh archdiocese

A scene at Westminster Cathedral when the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham was established in January Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk

As former Anglicans prepare to be received into the Church for the ordinariate, the St Barnabas Society pledges money for its clergy

Bishop Arthur Roche

West Yorkshire Playhouse refuses to back down over controversial advert

Nigel Baker is to be the Queen's new Ambassador to the Holy See

The Government announces Mr Nigel Baker will replace Francis Campbell as British ambassador to the Holy See

The High Court in London (Anthony Devlin/PA)

Parents’ group promises to fight on in dispute with Westminster diocese

Smoke rises up in a part of  Abidjan a day after the conflict's victor Alassane Outtara called for violence to cease      PA

The Catholic aid agency issues a hard-hitting statement in the wake of violent conflict in the West African country

Pope Benedict XVI leads the traditional Way of the Cross at the Colosseum in Rome (CNS photo/Stephan Crasneanscki/ courtesy of CBS)

Cloistered Augustine nun tells Vatican Radio that the problem is ‘much vaster’ than the clerical abuse crisis and ‘regards all humanity’

Pope Benedict XVI meets Fr Adolfo Nicolás, Jesuit superior general (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano via Catholic Press Photo)

Fr Dermot Preston, a noted film buff, has worked in Guyana for five years and also in South Africa