In his latest encyclical, ?Charity in Truth,' Pope Benedict draws on traditional Catholic teaching in rebuking the profit-at-all-costs mentality of the global economy. For more, The Takeaway talks to David Willey, Rome correspondent for the BBC.
Pope Benedict arrived in Israel today. It's the fourth day of his eight-day pilgrimage to the Holy Land. The Pope's visit coincides with intense diplomatic efforts to re-start the Mideast peace process. For more we turn to the BBC's Jonathan Marcus.
Pope Benedict XVI arrived in Israel today after spending three days in neighboring Jordan. But the Pope's visit is not without controversy. For more we turn to the BBC's Rome correspondent and Pope watcher, David Willey.
Pope Benedict XVi is travelling to Mexico this weekend to say mass and meet the faithful. But he's coming at a time of deep division among Mexican Catholics. Mexico City has passed liberal laws allowing for same-sex marriage and abortions — two practices banned by the Catholic Church and in much of the rest of Mexico.
Pope Benedict XVI is in the midst of an historic trip to Latin America. After a three-day visit to Mexico, he moved to Cuba, where the Catholic Church has been vocal in pushing the island nation to move toward greater freedom.
The Filipino Catholic Church has long been influential in the country's politics, as well as its morality. But that influence is waning, and perhaps nowhere is that more visible in the end of a decade-long battle to enact legislation providing for free contraceptives to the country's residents.
Sexual attitudes are changing in South Africa. But there remains challenges in family planning and disease prevention. Anchor Marco Werman talks with reporter Poppy Louw from The Times newspaper in Johannesburg about those challenges.
Frontline's new documentary, "Secrets of the Vatican," uses leaked documents and interviews to expose turmoil, corruption and abuse in the final year of Pope Benedict's papacy. It's a legacy that Pope Francis is now trying to overcome.