The Catholic church is in crisis worldwide. A synod being held in Rome is due to provoke an unusually open dialogue. Will the calls for reform and different regions taking their own paths tear the church apart?
US papers are awash with articles about Kevin McCarthy becoming the first House speaker in history to be removed from office. We also take a look at why rumours of a schism within the Catholic Church are brewing in the lead-up to this year's Synod assembly. Also in the news: military governments in the Sahel struggle to deliver on their promise to guarantee security in the region. We finish with a look at how ageing naturally is back in style.
German Cardinal Franz Hengsbach is accused of having sexually abused three individuals in the 1950s and 60s. Victims groups want to know if Pope Benedict was involved in quashing an investigation a decade ago.
Documents provide the names of at least 3,200 Jews that had been corroborated by Rome's Jewish Community. The Nazis occupied Rome in 1943-1944 and deported and murdered around 2,000 Jews.
A small revolution? No, but the German Synodal Way has paved the way for reform to change Church practices on same-sex couples and lay preaching.
Father Victor Ntambwe is not content with just reciting psalms during mass on Sunday mornings in Congo's capital. With presidential elections just months away, he has more earthly concerns.
31 Dec 2022
He changed the role of the pope in order to preserve it. Now, Benedict XVI, the first German pope in almost 500 years, has died at the age of 95.