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The former Pontiff critiqued globalisation while showing how to reconcile unity with diversity

The former Pope’s personal secretary said the rumours were ‘false and wrong’

Anthony Hopkins is in talks to play Benedict XVI, according to reports

Critics say that a new path to canonisation lowers the bar, but it is less revolutionary than they think

Liturgical squabbles, doctrinal rows, vicious public spats: the Church is once again gripped by a 1970s-style factionalism

Cardinal Meisner was steadfastly loyal both to Church teaching and his close friend Benedict XVI

Officials and friends said that as the Holy Father he should carry on his mission until the end, his secretary has recalled

The Cardinal and the Pope Emeritus understand that priests and bishops have a special requirement to constantly renew their life of prayer

The retired pope has given a rare endorsement of a serving Church official

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