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Pakistani Christians protest against the killing of two Christian brothers accused of blasphemy earlier this year (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)

Pope Benedict XVI expresses ‘spiritual closeness’ to 37-year-old woman convicted on charges of blasphemy in Pakistan

Pope Benedict XVI asks that the Pakistani government release Asia Bibi and expresses his spiritual closeness to her and her family

Benedict XVI continues his series of reflections on women in the Church

Pope Benedict XVI cites as evidence the adoration of 80,000 people at the Hyde Park vigil in September

Italian ski instructors visit Pope

Sport can help develop a healthy sense of competition, says Pope Benedict XVI

Pope Benedict XVI encourages faithful to participate in prayer vigils on the eve of the first Sunday of Advent

Pope Benedict XVI's gentle, positive statements at Gaudí's Sagrada Familia were described as 'railing' by the secularist media (Photo: PA)

If he were not a threat, his enemies would just ignore him

Verbum Domini is the most important document on Scripture since Vatican II

Benedict XVI makes appeal in Apostolic Exhortation Verbum Domini

A woman studies the Bible at St Mary of Celle parish in Berwyn, Illinois (Photo: CNS)

The Apostolic Exhortation Verbum Domini urges Catholics to become more familiar with the Bible