German Catholics urge pope to speak out on sex scandals

By Reuters Staff
March 15, 2010
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"... And the pope is silent" reads the front page headline in this Hamburg daily, 15 March 2010

Irish bookmaker slashes odds on pope’s resignation

By Reuters Staff
March 12, 2010
Pope Benedict XVI waves as he arrives to lead his weekly audience in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican March 10, 2010.  REUTERS/Alessia Pierdomenico

Pope Benedictat his weekly audience in the Vatican March 10, 2010/Alessia Pierdomenico

In Catholic debate on celibacy, “ask about” is different from “question”

March 12, 2010
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Cardinal Christoph Schönborn addresses a news conference in Vienna November 7, 2008S/Heinz-Peter Bader

A Mafia-like “omertà” on sexual abuse in the Catholic hierarchy?

March 12, 2010
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Protest against the clergy child sex abuse scandal in Boston outside Cardinal Bernard Law's Sunday Mass at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross, on Mother's Day, May 12, 2002/Jim Bourg

Focus turns to pope as German, Dutch sex abuse scandals unfold

March 11, 2010
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Pope Benedict XVI in the Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, 2 Feb 2010/Max Rossi

Irish abuse crisis aftershocks hit German, Dutch Catholic churches

March 5, 2010
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Bavarian flag at St. Peter's Basilica after Pope Benedict's election, 23 April 2005/Tom Heneghan

Theologians, historians urge Benedict to slow Pius XII saint process

February 18, 2010
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Undated photo of Pope Pius XII from the archives of the Vatican daily L'Osservatore Romano

Can we expect Freudian slips when Benedict meets Irish bishops?

February 13, 2010
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This week's cover of the German newsweekly Der Spiegel -- the title says "The sanctimonious ones -- the Catholic Church and sex"

Serbian church leader breaks with past, invites pope to Belgrade

January 29, 2010
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Patriarch Irinej at a news conference in Belgrade, 28 Jan 2010/Ivan MIlutinovic

For all of Irinej Gavrilovic’s 80 years, his Serbian Orthodox Church has kept its distance from the Vatican and the pope, maintaining a division whose roots date back a millennium.  But only a few days into the job as the 45th Serbian Orthodox Patriarch, Irinej has several times repeated an invitation to the Roman Catholic pontiff, hoping that both men could celebrate a significant anniversary in 2013.

For God’s sake, blog!, pope tells priests

January 24, 2010

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Vatican and new media on pope2you.net, 22 May 2009/Jonathan Bainbridge

For God’s sake, blog! Pope Benedict has told priests, saying they must learn to use new forms of communication to spread the gospel message.