Pope Benedict XVI

The Benedict option

15 April 2017 9:00 am

By embracing their minority status, Christians can revive their faith

Let’s vote ‘in’ to renew the EU, says Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor

7 May 2016 9:00 am

There is more to the idea of Europe than narrow economic considerations. The Remain side needs to say so

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI is greeted by Pope Francis during the Ordinary Public Consistory at St. Peter's Basilica in February (Photo: Franco Origlia/Getty)

Benedict XVI leaves Rome to deliver a coded message to his supporters

11 July 2015 9:00 am

Quietly, discreetly, the Pope Emeritus is offering a different vision to that of Pope Francis

Watch out Pope Francis: the Catholic civil war has begun

8 November 2014 9:00 am

Uncertainty over how much reform Pope Francis wants is splitting his church into factions

At last! A tango-dancing pope

23 March 2013 9:00 am

Just a year ago on this page I was writing about Pope Benedict XVI’s elder brother Georg and how, while…

Sex, lies and the next Pope

2 March 2013 9:00 am

The present crop of rumours at the Vatican could furnish a dozen Dan Brown novels

Long life

2 March 2013 9:00 am

Eight years ago I was in Rome for The Spectator to write a piece about the election of a new…