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Cardinal Meisner said he had been telling his fellow bishops to break with the publishing company for years (Photo: PA)

Dioceses order an immediate sale of shares in Weltbild because of material that ‘contradicts the ideals of the shareholders’

President Christian Wulff, right, and Chancellor Angela Merkel welcome Benedict XVI at Tegel airport this morning (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

His trip to Germany this week is his first foray as Pope outside Germany’s Catholic strongholds

A yellow cross marks the altar inside the Olympic Stadium in Berlin (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

Benedict XVI delivers televised message for Germany ahead of his visit tomorrow

This will be his first official state visit to his homeland

Germany's bishops said they would discuss the proposals at a meeting in March (Photo: CNS)

More than 140 Austrian, German and Swiss professors also urged the Church to ordain women

Pope Benedict XVI delivers his Urbi et Orbi blessing on Christmas Day (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters)

Benedict XVI has busy calendar for 2011

The Pontiff will make four foreign trips next year, including one to Benin

Bishop Fellay greets worshippers as he arrives for an ordination Mass in Econe, Switzerland (Photo: PA)

Society of St Pius says it will exclude Bishop Williamson unless he drops lawyer with neo-Nazi ties

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

Bishop Walter Mixa (Photo: PA)

The bizarre case of a bishop at the heart of the German hierarchy’s fiercest public fight