Retired Pope Benedict XVI said he did not co-author a book seen as undercutting his successor Pope Francis, according to his private secretary, Georg Gaenswein.
Lawyer Robert Abela will become Malta’s new Prime Minister after securing a surprising victory in his party’s leadership contest, which was triggered by a political scandal over the assassination of an investigative journalist that brought down the country’s previous leader and several of his allies.
This week’s escalation in tensions between Iran and the US has exposed an uncomfortable reality for many of America’s friends in Europe.
France, Germany and the UK have triggered the dispute mechanism of the Iran nuclear agreement over Tehran’s violations of the landmark agreement.
Retired Pope Benedict has issued a passionate defense of priestly celibacy, saying he “cannot remain silent” as his successor Pope Francis considers easing the prohibition on married men serving as priests.