"What we're trying to do is provide the solid data, together with the satellites, that will tell us how the atmosphere is changing"
Head of Ozone Group, Deutscher Wetterdienst
"This study shows how governments in Europe ... are fuelling dangerous climate change and air pollution with taxpayers’ money.""
Overseas Development Institute
"Threatening to indiscriminately slaughter hundreds of thousands of civilians to protect ourselves is a stupid idea."
Executive Director, ICAN
"“This is a Christian country... If you go to Turkey or Saudi Arabia and start to discredit Islam, the reaction will be the same”"
Student who fled to Austria from Chechnya
"Thousands of seeds of a single species can be kept alive for tens or hundreds of years""
Maria Manuela Sim-Sim
Curator, Seed Bank A. L. Belo Correia
"He has independence at his core. It is not something that he has improvised"
Friend of Carles Puigdemont
"There will be no cheating. The process is set in a way that you can't cheat. Even at the precinct, the walls of the precinct or the doors of the polling places we will have the results posted."
"“My family are talking about Catalan independence in a WhatsApp group and it’s like hmmmm, I’m going to shut up,”"
There has been an angry response to an Italian appeals court’s decision to reduce the jail term of a businessman sentenced for manslaughter over a
In keeping with his shy and modest ways, there was no public ceremony to mark the first papal resignation in six centuries.
But his words and calls
Pope Benedict XVI said he is not abandoning the Roman Catholic Church – during his final Sunday blessing at the Vatican before stepping down on
The Vatican has criticised the media for publishing what it calls “slanderous” reports since Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation, due to take
Shockwaves from the pope’s surprise resignation announcement are continuing to be felt far and beyond the Vatican.
After his final public mass at
A year ago on February 10, 2012 the Italian daily newspaper “Il Fatto Quotidiano” published a document according to which Pope Benedict XVI was at
A criminologist who was investigating sexual abuse of minors by priests has been sacked German Roman Catholic bishops.
Christian Pfeiffer has
Pope Benedict has pardoned the man who stole his secrets. Papal butler Paolo Gabriele has walked out of his cell in the Vatican a free man after a
Pope Benedict XVI’s former butler and an alleged accomplice are to stand trial in the so-called ‘Vatileaks’ scandal.
Paolo Gabriele faces charges
The “Vatileaks” scandal surrounding the world headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church has taken another turn with the Vatican ordering the trial of
Pope Benedict has called for a profound renewal of the Catholic Church, at the start of an unprecedented summit in Rome designed to combat the sexual
An Irish Senator has called on the entire hierarchy of the country’s Catholic Church to resign, as a rift appears between the state and the Vatican
Catholic clergy in Ireland continued to conceal child sex abuse by priests even after the Church brought in rules in the mid-1990s to protect
Belgian victims of sexual abuse by Catholic priests have decided to ignore offers of compensation from their local bishops and go ahead with legal
The Vatican says bishops should hand over priests accused of sexually abusing children to the authorities so they can face legal action.
Victims of child sexual abuse by Roman Catholic priests have held a candlelight protest near St. Peter’s Square in Rome.
They had come from a dozen
Keen to fend off accusations of high-level complacency, the Vatican has updated its rules on dealing with abuse by priests.
Investigations will be
The former head of Belgium’s Catholic Church has been questioned by police over allegations that he failed to prevent a priest from sexually abusing
Police in Belgium have carried out major raids on the Catholic Church as part of an investigation into sex abuse.
Detectives seized computers and
Germany’s top Roman Catholic bishop is being investigated over allegations of aiding and abetting sexual abuse.
Prosecutors in the southwestern