John Thavis

German complaint called for Benedict XVI to be fined 2,500 euros for repeatedly not wearing a seat belt

Bishop Fellay says the Vatican document needs changes before it can be accepted as the basis of reconciliation

Crucial post is given to Mgr Charles Brown, an Irish American who has served for almost 20 years at the CDF

Benedict XVI signs apostolic exhortation Africae Munus in Benin

The Community of the Beatitudes, based in France, admits sexual abuse was committed by its founder and other senior figures

Vatican spokesman said advert showed ‘a serious lack of respect for the Pope’ and was offensive to Catholics

Vatican expresses hope that new Libyan government begins new era based on justice and a ‘spirit of inclusion’

In a statement they say the agency has become too closely identified with the Legionaries of Christ

Front-page editorial says any move to BCE/CE instead of BC/AD is an attempt to deny the west’s Christian roots

Founder of news agency says Legionary officials wanted to identify its work more closely with their order