The Pope is back in his home country of Germany for a four-day visit. He will of course be welcomed by many - but he will also be greeted by controversy and criticism. It's the first time Benedict XVI has been home since widespread allegations of sexual abuse rocked the German Catholic Church.
Groups representing US victims of sexual abuse by Catholic priests have asked the International Criminal Court to investigate the pope and other Vatican officials for covering up crimes, claiming these were "widespread and systematic."
The Vatican rejected Saturday criticisms by the Irish government that it undermined efforts by Irish bishops to report priests who sexually abused children to the police. It said the criticisms were “unfounded” and “inaccurate”.
This week, Pope Benedict XVI was in Spain for World Youth Day, but not everyone was pleased to see him - we take a look at the Catholic and secular aspects of Spanish life. Also, it has been 20 years since the coup attempt that led to the fall of the Soviet Union, but some in Moscow say it is not an event to celebrate. And finally, Harry Potter creator J. K. Rowling finds some French magic in her family history.
Pope Benedict XVI landed in Madrid on Thursday for World Youth Day, hours after clashes broke out between police and demonstrators angered by the cost of hosting the lavish event at a time of austerity.
The Spanish media have called them the 'Indignados Catholicos' - Spanish Catholics opposed to World Youth Day. France 24 met with the group and asked them why in these times of economical crisis they believe there is something wrong with the Pope's visit and the World Youth Day event taking place in the Spanish capital.
Hundreds of thousands of pilgrims joined a huge open-air mass in Madrid to kick off World Youth Day. The international Roman Catholic event has drawn criticism for being staged at a staggering cost in a country suffering economic hardship.
We start with a survivor's account of Anders Behring Breivik's shooting spree in Norway. Next, the Vatican withdraws its ambassador from Ireland but victims of sex abuse say it's not enough. Finally, Sicily's Mount Etna puts on another fiery display, but it doesn't seem to be deterring the tourists.
The Vatican said Monday it will recall its envoy to Ireland after the publication of a damning report on the Catholic Church's handling of sex abuse by priests. The Irish government has expressed outrage over the Church’s culture of "dysfunction".
In Thursday's international papers - David Cameron is still under fire over phone hacking, we look at the causes of famine in Somalia, and whether the "Gang of Six" budget plan can save the US economy.