No conditions for Pope Benedict on Cuba trip – Havana’s Vatican envoy

February 28, 2012

Cuba has not made any demands on Pope Benedict for him to condemn the 50-year-old U.S. embargo on the island when he visits next month but would welcome a new pronouncement if he decides to make it, Cuba’s ambassador to the Vatican has said.

Pope Benedict wants to see Fidel Castro on Cuba trip: source

February 19, 2012

(Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro at the XXI International Havana Book Fair in this picture released by Cuban website Cubadebate in Havana February 10, 2012. REUTERS/Courtesy of Cubadebate/Alex Castro)

Pope puts his stamp on Catholic Church’s future with 22 new cardinals

February 18, 2012

(Incoming new Cardinals at a consistory in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican February 18, 2012. REUTERS/Tony Gentile )

New York is not today’s Sodom and Gomorrah – new NYC cardinal Dolan

February 17, 2012

(New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan leads a mass at St. John Lateran's Basilica in Rome February 15, 2012. REUTERS/Tony Gentile)

Vatican paper brands leakers irresponsible wolves who can’t scare Pope Benedict

February 15, 2012

(Saint Francis of Assisi tames the Wolf of Gubbio/Bybierre)

The Vatican newspaper on Wednesday suggested those responsible for revealing sensitive internal documents alleging corruption and a cover-up were irresponsible, undignified “wolves,” the latest twist in what has become known as “Vatileaks.” But an editorial in L’Osservatore Romano, while renewing criticism of some media handling of the scandal, also said that the Catholic Church should see the current image crisis as a chance to purify itself.

“Monsignors’ mutiny” revealed by series of embarrassing Vatican leaks

February 13, 2012

(Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican is seen during an heavy snowfall February 10, 2012. REUTERS/Max Rossi)

Iran’s President Ahmadinejad wants Pope Benedict to visit Tehran

February 9, 2012

(Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad holds up copies of the Koran (L) and the Bible as he addresses the 65th United Nations General Assembly at the U.N. headquarters in New York, September 23, 2010. REUTERS/Mike Segar )

Denial no option in Catholic Church’s sexual abuse scandals: Vatican official

February 4, 2012

(Statues are seen covered in snow at St. Peter's Square in Vatican February 4, 2012. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi )

Vatican whistle-blower begged to continue his anti-crony crusade, letter shows

January 27, 2012

(Road signs are seen in front of Saint Peter's Basilica from the Vatican Gardens at the Vatican May 31, 2010. REUTERS/Max Rossi )