05 Jun 2012 07:44 - Guardian Reporter The Vatican is in a fit of pique over a book written by a feminist nun that praises female masturbation and other "deviant" and "depraved" behaviour.
04 Jun 2012 15:09 - Guardian Reporter The Pope is looking for a break from Vatileaks, which has seen his butler arrested on suspicion of releasing dozens of letters alleging corruption.
02 Jun 2012 18:28 - AFP Thousands of young Catholics have greeted the Pope in Milan in a welcome distraction from Vatican infighting for the aged pontiff.
01 Jun 2012 17:00 - US Catholic nuns have rejected a Vatican assessment that they have fallen under the sway of feminism and needed to hand control to a trio of bishops.
28 May 2012 17:03 - Sapa-AFP The Vatican has denied reports that an unnamed cardinal is suspected of being a leading mole behind leaks of confidential papal documents.
26 May 2012 15:18 - Sapa-AFP One of Pope's butlers has been arrested for allegedly leaking documents that have been published in new book which harshly criticises the Vatican.
05 Feb 2012 06:50 - Staff Reporter The Vatican fiercely rejected claims by one of its archbishops of widespread corruption and waste in the management of the Holy See.
04 Nov 2009 15:22 - Staff Reporter Italian leaders of left and right united on Wednesday to condemn a court ruling that crucifixes displayed in schools are a breach of human rights.
09 Mar 2009 09:22 - Staff Reporter Women rallied worldwide on Sunday to demand equal rights and protest against domestic violence and growing poverty in the global economic crisis.
23 Jan 2009 11:23 - Staff Reporter As the Pope's man in Washington, Cardinal Pio Laghi formed close ties with the White House.
30 Nov 2007 17:05 - Staff Reporter Humanity will not be saved by progress, science or political revolution, but only in the collective hope offered by Christianity, Pope Benedict XVI said on Friday in a theological letter setting out his views on faith. The "Spe Salvi [Saved by Hope]" encyclical is the second of his papacy and intended as a guidance for the worldwide Roman Catholic flock.