Fears former pope's move back into Vatican could make him 'lightning rod' for Pope Francis' critics
Shy Argentine cardinal emerges as warm, engaging speaker who knows how to use the press
'He told me he'd become a priest if he couldn't marry me,' claims 76-year-old. 'Luckily I said no'
The Archbishop of Milan is the name on many lips - there’s still no clear-cut frontrunner
Expect the smoke to come next week: cardinals begin process of choosing Benedict's successor
Pontiff reveals he has struggled with 'burden' of role saying 'it seemed like the Lord was sleeping'
Italian newspaper claims Pope Benedict XVI's resignation is linked to an 'explosive' report
He's the bookies' favourite to replace Pope Benedict but his conservative views won't please the Left
Pope Benedict says he won't interfere in the choice of his successor after announcing he is to step down
The man dubbed 'God’s Rottweiler' bows out at 85, sending shock waves through the Catholic faith
Catholic Church leader has opened a Twitter account, but he won't be firing off messages from his Blackberry
Not everyone is crying about the Synod's No vote on women bishops. Crispin Black, for one
Tabloid tales: Rihanna tells Brown 'I'm praying for you', Gaga slams Pope, Victoria's Secret's racist underwear
Archbishop Philip Tartaglia's comments about the late David Cairns have 'added to family grief'
Predictions of Benedict's death lead to delivery of secret letter to Vatican, written in German
Vatican is outraged by latest ad campaign for controversial Italian fashion brand