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The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has sent a letter to bishops’ conferences around the world giving guidelines for dealing with clerical abuse cases

Benedict XVI makes comment in message to Pontifical Biblical Commission

Benedict XVI sends official to meet Roma at Basilica of St Paul Outside the Walls

Jesus warned believers against the soul’s ‘insensitivity’ towards evil, Pope Benedict XVI says at general audience

The Pope and other religious leaders will make speeches and sign a commitment to peace when they meet at Assisi in October

Cardinal Ravasi says crucifixes highlight Christianity’s key contribution to European culture

At his general audience Benedict XVI says that fasting and almsgiving ‘prepare our hearts to take flight and seek the things of heaven’

Cardinal Burke says that many bishops and priests do not treat abuses seriously enough

The Vatican issues a three-day timetable of events and emphasises that beatification Mass is free and not ticketed

Archbishop of Birmingham to chair third phase of ARCIC, which begins in May