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Pope Retires

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...

Pope Francis Speaks Out On Benedict's Decision To Retire

AP | FRANCES D'EMILIO | Posted 08.30.2013 | Religion

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis on Sunday praised his predecessor, Benedict XVI, for courageously following his conscience in deciding to retire. ...

The Resignation of the Pope: Knowing When It's Time to Take a Different Role

Dr. Ricardo Azziz | Posted 05.14.2013 | Business
Dr. Ricardo Azziz

We should applaud Pope Benedict for his decision. In resigning, and bucking an eons long tradition, he appears to be calling for sensible, unselfish and future-oriented leadership. In business, in athletics, in politics and more, we have seen too many examples to the contrary.

FAQ: Electing a New Pope

Will Durst | Posted 05.01.2013 | Comedy
Will Durst

Q. Can you please explain what the heck is going on in Rome? A. Well, Pope Benedict XVI retired and now Catholic Cardinals from around the world are congregating to elect a new one.

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...

What Does The Pope's Resignation Say About Lifetime Jobs?

AP | MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 04.13.2013 | Fifty

The world seems surprised that an 85-year-old globe-trotting pope who just started tweeting wants to resign, but should it be? Maybe what should be su...