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Forensic police arrive at the Swiss Embassy in Rome on December 23 (AP Photo/Angelo Carconi)

Ex-Guard was victim of parcel bomb sent to the Swiss embassy

Benedict XVI greets people during a lunch in Paul VI hall at the Vatican on December 26 (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano via Catholic Press Photo)

Event marks 100th anniversary of Mother Teresa’s birth

Benedict XVI delivers his Urbi et Orbi blessing from the central balcony of St Peter's Basilica at the Vatican (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Pope urges Chinese Catholics to take heart

Benedict XVI kneels in prayer during Christmas Eve Mass in St Peter's Basilica (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Pope says Christ’s birth overcame distance between God and man

The Pope records the address in an antechamber of the Paul VI Hall after Wednesday's general audience

Pope makes historic broadcast on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme

Pope recorded the three-minute slot in Rome earlier today, according to the BBC

Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith issues note entitled “On the trivialisation of sexuality”

Pope Benedict with Cardinal William Levada, head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, at a meeting earlier this year (Photo: CNS)

Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith issues clarification about Benedict XVI’s remarks in Light of the World

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Pope Benedict XVI exchanges Christmas greetings with cardinals and prelates in the Vatican's Regia Hall (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, Pool)

Pope Benedict also talks about Newman, explaining that his much-quoted phrase ‘toast to conscience’ is often misused