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German national team player Miroslav Klose greeted Benedict XVI at the end of the general audience

The rise of the new super elite

Ed West says that Charles Murray’s careful study of America’s growing social divide is disturbing

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

St John was carted off to the local asylum after experiencing religious ecstasy
A Russian bride walks through the mist on her wedding day. The Church has an ‘incredibly rich body of teaching’ on marriage

Christopher West says that Catholics need a firm understanding of marriage if they are to resist attempts to alter its meaning

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

Archbishop Hepworth greets Cardinal Levada, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (Photo: Deborah Gyapong)

The Traditional Anglican Communion, which claims 400,000 members, says it will not be joining an ordinariate

The Westminster Abbey choir sang for Benedict XVI during his visit in 2010 (PA photo)

The choir will sing alongside the Sistine Chapel Choir at St Peter’s Basilica