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Retired Pope Benedict XVI Celebrates 88th Birthday With A Pint

Associated Press | Nicole Winfield | Posted 04.17.2015 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Retired Pope Benedict XVI celebrated his 88th birthday Thursday with a party and a pint of beer. Photos released by the Vatican...

What Church Law Says About Papal Resignations

Daniel P. Horan, OFM | Posted 04.13.2013 | Religion
Daniel P. Horan, OFM

The process here is not unlike the retirement of any other bishop, with the caveat that the Pope does not answer to anyone, so there is no "technical" recipient of his resignation.

Believers and Non-Believers, Sympathizers and Non-Sympathizers

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 07.01.2012 | World
Yoani Sanchez

May Day once again will be hijacked. The day will end without demands being made of this boss named "the State" to raise salaries, lower the cost of living, or improve working conditions. Instead, every individual who marches will be taken as a faithful "believer" in the Party.

The Cuba Camila Vallejo Didn't Want to See

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 06.08.2012 | World
Yoani Sanchez

The two islands in which I live were all mixed up in my head: the Cuba of the official celebrations with smiles and slogans, and the other one, that of dissidents forced into cars and prevented from attending a Catholic Mass.