COVER

The Passion of the Pope (Cover Story)

With his blunt talk on Islam, Benedict XVI is altering the debate between the Muslim world and the West. On the eve of his visit to Turkey, TIME looks at the roots of the Pope's views—and how they may define his place in history

ESSAY

A Philippine Shame

Manila is doing too little to stop the unchecked killings of the country's activists

SPORTS

Twilight of the Gods (Sport)

They've ruled world cricket for a dozen years, but Australia may finally be losing their powers

BRIEFING