Msgr. Dario Vigaṇ resigns as prefect of the Vatican Secretariat for Communication after a public controversy involving the doctoring of a letter by Benedict XVI.
Governor Phil Bryant signs a 15-weeks abortion ban, and within hours a judge temporarily blocks it.
The Vatican releases the full Benedict XVI letter, revealing his concern over a dissident theologian writing on the theology of Pope Francis.
A Vatican tribunal finds Archbishop Apuron guilty of sexual abuse and removes him from office. He will appeal.
New interior minister Horst Seehofer says, 'Islam does not belong to Germany. Germany is shaped by Christianity.'
A death row inmate sues the state over a botched execution. His case emphasizes the inherent flaws in capital punishment.
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