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Will Pope Francis Retire Too?

Reuters | Phillip Pullella | Posted 05.27.2014 | Religion

(Reuters) - Pope Francis said on Monday he would be open to retiring eventually like his predecessor, Benedict XVI, instead of ruling for life, adding...

A Tale Of Two Popes

Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion

Pope Benedict's unexpected resignation was one of the biggest religion stories of 2013, but the surprises didn't end there for the Catholic Church. Po...

Pope Emeritus' 'Explosive Revelation' About Francis

Posted 10.03.2013 | Religion

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI allegedly feels that his "Summorum Pontificum" decree has been "wounded" by Pope Francis' decision to restrict the Latin Ma...

Ex-Pope Benedict Breaks Silence On Church Child Abuse

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 09.25.2013 | Religion

VATICAN CITY -- Seven months after leaving the papacy, emeritus Pope Benedict XVI broke his self-imposed silence Tuesday by releasing a letter to one ...

Benedict Gives Real Reason For Resignation

Posted 08.21.2013 | Religion

Former Pope Benedict cited his advanced age and failing strength as the reason he stepped down from the Church's highest office on February 11, though...

Good News/Bad News, Mixed Messages & Blessings in Jesuit Takeover of Vatican

Ken Atchity | Posted 05.14.2013 | Religion
Ken Atchity

He has a debatable track record vis-à-vis the Argentine church's relationship with the junta in the 1970s Dirty War, which strained his relations with many liberal Jesuits worldwide. I don't like this story. What's really going on here?

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...

Benedict's Obedience Meant To Avert Schisms

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 03.02.2013 | Religion

VATICAN CITY -- He slipped it in at the end of his speech, and said it so quickly and softly it almost sounded like an afterthought. But in pledging ...

Pope Emeritus Starts New Life With Television And Good Night Sleep

Agence France Presse | | Posted 05.01.2013 | Religion

Benedict XVI began his life of retirement by watching a bit of television, getting a good night's sleep and reciting the rosary, the Vatican said Frid...

Jaweed Kaleem

What Happens Now That There's No Pope?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 03.01.2013 | Religion

As of 8 p.m. in Italy -- 2 p.m. on the U.S. East Coast and not long after landing via helicopter at his retreat at Castel Gandolfo -- Pope Benedict XV...

Benedict's Post-Pope Name Announced

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...