Susan Sarandon managed to offend both Jews and Catholics by reportedly calling Pope Benedict XVI a Nazi. Apparently her comment was an attempt to say something nice about Benedict's predecessor, Pope John Paul II.
When the UN Security Council votes on Palestinian statehood, will the US have some backing for its expected veto? And how much longer can the US put off the unthinkable: a war with China?
A pilgrim holds a candle while attending a mass at the Catholic shrine of Fatima, Portugal, in 2010. Thousands of pilgrims made their way to the Fatima Shrine to attend a mass by Pope Benedict XVI to mark the 93rd anniversary celebrations of the first appearance of the Virgin Mary to three shepherd children in 1917.
Pope Benedict XVI is starting his visit to Germany in Berlin, which is divided over his address to the Bundestag as well as his views on such issues as homosexuality and women's role in the church.
The hope expressed at late-night vigils from Paris to Hong Kong turned to revulsion as the US state of Georgia carried out its execution of Troy Davis.
Mahmoud Abbas says he will seek the UN Security Council and General Assembly's recognition for a Palestinian state, despite opposition from the US – and the doubts of some Palestinians.
Despite efforts by clerical sexual abuse victims to charge Pope Benedict XVI with crimes against humanity, the case likely falls outside the court's jurisdiction.
A United Nations vote to approve Palestinian statehood later this month could work against the Palestinians' own interests, US ambassador to the UN Susan Rice said Monday.
Spanish protesters demonstrated against the cost of hosting Pope Benedict XVI for a Catholic youth festival during a deepening economic crisis.
The story of the power of the Papacy – and how it has waxed and waned over the centuries.