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Pontiff urges Brazilian bishops to guide the faithful to oppose abortion

Benedict XVI will fulfil his wish to visit Santiago de Compostela next month

The Solemnity of All Saints: Revelation 7:2-4 & 9-14; 1 John 3:1-3; Matthew 5:1-12

Pope: we can never give up on peace

Pope Benedict XVI closes Middle East Synod by urging bishops never to resign themselves ‘to the absence of peace’

Theologian says Benedict XVI vindicated the English martyr

Benedict XVI unveils theme of 2012 Synod

Or should the Church always have a place for less committed Catholics?

Pope Benedict XVI’s general audience focuses on 13th-century Hungarian princess

Pope announces consistory at Wednesday general audience

Pope names 24 new cardinals

List includes a large number of Italians but not Archbishop Nichols of Westminster or Archbishop Dolan of New York