Sexual abuse can never be justified: Archbishop Tomasi.
Italian MP highlights lack of support for parents and siblings of the disabled.
Vatican spokesman discusses notorious trial of Pisan scientist.
Figures show big increase on attendances in 2012.
Talks will seek greater protection for Christians and to bring about a unified government.
Papal trip will include Mass in Bethlehem.
"The speed with which he has captured the imaginations of millions who had given up on hoping for the church at all."
Spokesman says Vatican has “no concerns" about US spying.
This year marks 50th anniversary of the death of the priest who saved thousands in WWII.
Vatican Congregation never communicated with him directly.
Three Irish groups among organisations seeking radical changes in Church structures.
Pope Emeritus Benedict may join Pope Francis at double canonisation ceremony.
Turkish intelligence services reportedly have seen the bishops close to border.
Pope expresses dismay over throwaway culture that discards human beings not considered valuable.
Archbishop appeals for serious dialogue about the contribution of faith and religious people.
“What I read of the way he’s been treated makes me ashamed of the actions of those representing my Church.”
“Cry out forcefully: violence and war are never the way to peace!” Pontiff urges.
Ratzinger Student Circle meets Pope Emeritus for special Mass.
No move to Rome for 68-year-old who is "very happy" in what he is doing.
Archbishop Pietro Parolin replaces Cardinal Bertone whose tenure was beset by scandals.
"It was like being touched by the hand of God" mother of six enthuses.
Church leaders oppose intervention as British Govt motion on military action defeated.
"The trade in human persons constitutes a shocking offence against human dignity and a grave violation of fundamental human rights”.
Participants to attend a Mass celebrated by Benedict XVI at the conclusion of the seminar.
Dublin Archdiocese say claims are “totally without foundation.”
Fordham University professor critical of "enthusiastic misinterpretation of the Second Vatican Council.”
The "charisma" of Pope Francis affirms his decision to resign the papacy.
Award honours Irish priest’s role in saving the lives of 6,500 Jews and allied prisoners of war during World War Two.
Mairead Corrigan Maguire discusses conflict with Vatican officials.
Mass will celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Cappella Giulia.