One person is dead and another 57 are injured after a bomb detonates inside a Roman Catholic church in Arusha, Tanzania.
Tanzanian novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah wins the 2021 Nobel Prize in Literature, "for his uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the effects of colonialism and the fate of the refugee". Gurnah's most renowned novel is "Paradise", set in colonial East Africa during World War I.
Leaders of the 16 countries which have the British monarch as their head of state agree to change succession laws so that sons and daughters of the monarch have equal succession rights and can marry a Roman Catholic.
Pope Benedict XVI tells Roman Catholic bishops around the world they must obey Summorum Pontificum, a papal order allowing priests to say the old-style Tridentine Mass, regardless of their opinion on it.