Pope Francis says gay people should not be marginalised but integrated into society, but reaffirmed that the church sees homosexual acts as a sin.
The Pimples, staunch Catholics that they are, go to the Vatican to witness the election of a new Pope. To hymns of praise, a strange figure appears.
We take a look at seven of the most likely candidates to take over from Pope Benedict XVI, the first pope to resign in 600 years.
Pope Benedict has urged Catholics to use social networks like Twitter and Facebook to win converts, as he launched his own smartphone app.
The Vatican on Monday invited 150 bloggers from around the world to a first-ever blogging summit, increasingly aware of the importance of blogging.
The church marched ahead of colonialism, softening the souls for a rich harvest by empire, resulting in Christianity remaining the religion of choice.