Former pope Benedict to return to the Vatican after surprise Bavaria visit

Former pope Benedict to return to the Vatican after surprise Bavaria visit

Former pope Benedict XVI will return to the Vatican on Monday from Germany, where he is visiting his sick brother, the Regensburg bishopric said.

Lutheran Church kicks off Reformation anniversary year

Lutheran Church kicks off Reformation anniversary year

Ex-pope Benedict ‘was in love as young man’

Ex-pope Benedict ‘was in love as young man’

Almost 20,000 refugees arrive in one weekend

Almost 20,000 refugees arrive in one weekend

Church trails flock over gay couples, divorce

Church trails flock over gay couples, divorce

Merkel and Pope Francis discuss Ukraine crisis

Merkel and Pope Francis discuss Ukraine crisis

Pope’s ‘smack’ approval draws ire in Germany

Pope’s ‘smack’ approval draws ire in Germany

Breeders say Pope’s ‘rabbits’ comment ‘unfair’

Breeders say Pope’s ‘rabbits’ comment ‘unfair’

Topless cathedral protest gets day in court

Topless cathedral protest gets day in court

Cologne’s controversial cardinal resigns

Cologne’s controversial cardinal resigns

‘Bling bishop’ takes refuge in abbey

‘Bling bishop’ takes refuge in abbey

‘Bling bishop’ meets with Pope for crisis talks

‘Bling bishop’ meets with Pope for crisis talks

Facebook ‘censors’ radio host’s pope criticism

Facebook ‘censors’ radio host’s pope criticism

Pope Francis surprises German Catholic bishops

Pope Francis surprises German Catholic bishops

German fake bishop infiltrates Vatican

German fake bishop infiltrates Vatican

German Catholics bid farewell to their pope

German Catholics bid farewell to their pope

Horses, bears and Ratz

Horses, bears and Ratz

Benedict gets revamped Mercedes ‘Popemobile’

Benedict gets revamped Mercedes ‘Popemobile’

Bishop calls for blasphemy laws

Bishop calls for blasphemy laws

Pope blocks magazine over ‘leaks’ stain picture

Pope blocks magazine over ‘leaks’ stain picture

Pope’s German friend to guard Vatican orthodoxy

Pope’s German friend to guard Vatican orthodoxy

Priests rebel to include remarried divorcees

Priests rebel to include remarried divorcees

Pope’s old pad up for rent – no takers

Pope’s old pad up for rent – no takers

Pope escapes German seat belt fine

Pope escapes German seat belt fine

Pope sued for not wearing seat belt

Pope sued for not wearing seat belt

Education minister spent €150,000 on flight to Pope

Education minister spent €150,000 on flight to Pope

Abuse victims say pope ‘very upset’ at meeting

Abuse victims say pope ‘very upset’ at meeting

Schröder unveils plan to better protect kids

Schröder unveils plan to better protect kids

Pope’s final message – go back to basics

Pope’s final message – go back to basics

Police arrest man who shot at papal security officers

Police arrest man who shot at papal security officers

Abuse victims meeting leaves Pope ‘shamed’

Abuse victims meeting leaves Pope ‘shamed’

Pope pleases Muslims, disappoints Protestants

Pope pleases Muslims, disappoints Protestants

‘The MPs who didn’t come have missed out’

‘The MPs who didn’t come have missed out’

Pope urges faith in Church at Berlin mass

Pope urges faith in Church at Berlin mass

Pope says Europe risking its cultural identity

Pope says Europe risking its cultural identity

Protesters rally as pope speaks to parliament

Protesters rally as pope speaks to parliament

Joy, protests and apathy await pope in Germany

Joy, protests and apathy await pope in Germany

‘I liked the Polish pope better’

‘I liked the Polish pope better’

Catholics demand reform ahead of pope visit

Catholics demand reform ahead of pope visit

Before pope visit, Merkel warns against ‘advance of secularism’

Before pope visit, Merkel warns against ‘advance of secularism’

Pope’s visit sparks security lockdown

Pope’s visit sparks security lockdown

The morality of pope bashing

The morality of pope bashing

MPs to boycott Pope’s Bundestag speech

MPs to boycott Pope’s Bundestag speech

Pope’s visit delays crucial euro-vote

Pope’s visit delays crucial euro-vote

Berlin’s mayor welcomes Pope through gritted teeth

Berlin’s mayor welcomes Pope through gritted teeth

Politicians plan boycott of pope’s Bundestag speech

Politicians plan boycott of pope’s Bundestag speech

Mercedes to build greener Popemobile

Mercedes to build greener Popemobile

Pope visit set to draw huge crowds

Pope visit set to draw huge crowds

Registration begins for tickets for pope visit

Registration begins for tickets for pope visit

Pope to hold mass at Berlin’s Charlottenburg Palace

Pope to hold mass at Berlin’s Charlottenburg Palace

Catholics urge ditching celibacy rule for priests

Catholics urge ditching celibacy rule for priests

Church fears low turnout for pope’s Berlin visit

Church fears low turnout for pope’s Berlin visit

Munich Church hid abuse allegations for decades

Munich Church hid abuse allegations for decades

Pope says condoms are sometimes acceptable

Pope says condoms are sometimes acceptable

Pope Benedict to visit Germany in 2011

Pope Benedict to visit Germany in 2011

Holy division and cynicism

Holy division and cynicism

Priest says he was bullied into taking fall for Pope in abuse scandal

Priest says he was bullied into taking fall for Pope in abuse scandal

Vatican denies pope failed to stop paedophile

Vatican denies pope failed to stop paedophile

Trust in Catholic Church plummets amid abuse scandal

Trust in Catholic Church plummets amid abuse scandal

Church suspends priest whom Benedict helped

Church suspends priest whom Benedict helped

Pope helped priest accused of child abuse

Pope helped priest accused of child abuse

Minister lauds Bavarian church for taking sex abuse to the law

Minister lauds Bavarian church for taking sex abuse to the law

Prosecutors pursue charges against Holocaust denying Catholic bishop

Prosecutors pursue charges against Holocaust denying Catholic bishop

Fundamentalist Catholics defy Vatican to ordain three priests

Fundamentalist Catholics defy Vatican to ordain three priests

German Jews slam Pope Benedict’s Yad Vashem visit

German Jews slam Pope Benedict’s Yad Vashem visit

Jewish council calls Williamson’s apology a ‘third-class regret’

Jewish council calls Williamson’s apology a ‘third-class regret’

Holocaust denying bishop told to quickly correct ‘stupidity’

Holocaust denying bishop told to quickly correct ‘stupidity’

Holocaust-denying bishop refuses to recant without ‘evidence’

Holocaust-denying bishop refuses to recant without ‘evidence’

Archbishop calls rehabilitiation of Holocaust denier a ‘mistake’

Archbishop calls rehabilitiation of Holocaust denier a ‘mistake’

German pope gets special Bavarian Christmas delivery

German pope gets special Bavarian Christmas delivery

Church officials defend pricey birthday bash for pope’s brother

Church officials defend pricey birthday bash for pope’s brother

German Pope to throw party in New York

German Pope to throw party in New York