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Pope Benedict says his native country is losing its sense of God in a speech to its new ambassador to the Holy See

Benedict XVI made the request during the Angelus

St Cornelius, pope from 251 to 253, was martyred by Emperor Gallus

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Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Twenty Fourth Sunday of the Year: Exodus 32:7-11 & 13-14; 1 Tim 1:12-17; Luke 15:1-32

Pope’s entourage will help him meet challenges of trip

Gregory Wilson is likely to be executed on September 16

Music by Ooberfuse includes samples of Benedict XVI’s speeches

Benedict XVI and the Archbishop of Canterbury will pray together