Retired Cardinal Mahony, stripped of his duties for his part in a large scale abuse cover-up, has expressed amazement at suggestions that he should not attend the papal election.
Pope Benedict had intended for the dossier to seen only by his successor, but there are suggestions that the cardinals want sight of it.
This article is combined with a video from Rome Reports
Rarely seen footage appears in a new documentary series entitled Vatican II: Inside the Vatican Council. You can see the first episode in full here.
A look back at the historical reasons for instituting priestly celibacy and speculation on whether it could ever change.
Cardinal O'Brien has dramatically acknowledged that his sexual behavior has not been as impeccable as it should be, as new claims have emerged of his homosexual activities.
A confirmed atheist complains that media attacks on Catholicism are all too often exaggerated, distorted and inaccurate.
The odds on the next pope choosing the name Benedict are 5,000/1, with Leo favorite at 4/1. The atheist Richard Dawkins is given a 666/1 chance of being elected.
On the day the pope officially ended his tenure, revelations emerged of wire tapping in the Vatican.
A UK study concludes that even devout believers feel no shame about ignoring Church teachings on matters such as sex and contraception.
Archbishop O' Malley lives a truly simple, monastic life and has proved himself to be a supremely effective and fearless pastor and administrator.
The Pope's closing speech alluded to the Gospel story of Jesus and the apostles encountering stormy waters in the Sea of Galilee. There is also a link to a report on the event at the foot of this article.