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Emeritus Pope

'God Told Me to Resign'

Jon M. Sweeney | Posted 10.28.2013 | Religion
Jon M. Sweeney

Apparently, Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI recently told this to a friend, according to the unnamed source, and as reported by the Catholic news agency, Zenit. Benedict says that a mystical experience of hearing God's "voice" is the primary reason he stepped down this past winter.

Earthquake Strikes Pope's New Home, Castel Gandolfo: Report

Posted 03.03.2013 | Religion

Lightning doesn't strike twice. Or does it? Various Italian news sources reported Sunday that a mild earthquake had struck Rome and surrounding are...

Vatican Reveals New Moniker For Pope Benedict

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 04.28.2013 | Religion

VATICAN CITY — Two pontiffs, both wearing white, both called "pope" and living a few yards from one another, with the same key aide serving them...