A devotee takes a picture standing next to a priest as Pope Benedict XVI leads the Sunday Angelus prayer from the window of his private apartment in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican June 13, 2010. (Daylife Images-Reuters, Getty, AP)
Council of Europe bankers:
International gathering of priests:
St. Albert Chmielowski
Priests are a gift from the Heart of Christ, Pope Benedict says
Benedict XVI is reminding journalists of the good they can do if they put their skills at the service of "truth and noble causes."
In defense of religious-military imagery
Benedict XVI received in audience forty members of the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy, to whom he spoke about "the significance of work in pontifical representations"
Even as the Vatican prepares to add an agency to promote "new evangelization," the traditional forms of "old evangelization" -- missionary outreach in non-Christian lands -- are alive and well around the world
World Cup Commercial Blasphemy?
Oldest images of saints to be revealed in Rome
Death of G.K. Chesterton
The French section of Aid to the Church in Need is urging people worldwide to sign a petition denouncing a "blasphemy law" that allows for grave injustices in Pakistan
Hindu extremist arrested for anti-Catholic violence
Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami took his Episcopal motto, "Omnia omnibus" - "All things to everyone", from the Apostle Paul
Archbishop Ruggero Franceschini, 70, who has been serving as Archbishop of Izmir since 2004, will replace Bishop Luigi Padovese, who was stabbed to death in Iskendurun, Turkey on June 3 by his driver, who also served as his aide
Slovenian WW2 student beatified
Israeli-Vatican talks continue
Benedict XVI characterized his brother bishop Luigi Padovese as a "beloved pastor" and a generous witness and architect "of dialogue for reconciliation."
The funeral Mass for Bishop Luigi Padovese, Apostolic Vicar of the Anatolia and President of the Bishops’ Conference of Turkey, was celebrated Tuesday morning at the Cathedral of Milan