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Pope Benedict Xvi Resigns

WATCH: Howard Bragman's 'Gwissues' Tackles Catholicism And The LGBT Community

Howard Bragman | Posted 05.01.2013 | Gay Voices
Howard Bragman

In the latest episode, I and guest panelists Jim Smith (program manager of Dignity USA), Mike Moroski (equal rights activist) and Brent Childers (executive director of Faith in America) discuss hopes for a new, reformed pope and how Catholicism plays a role within the LGBT community.

The Pope's Last Flight: A Media Masterpiece

Dario Morelli | Posted 04.30.2013 | Religion
Dario Morelli

A precise, wise and great director orchestrated the video of Benedict XVI's flight toward oblivion. The inexorable trajectory of the helicopter in front of the background of a majestic and exhausted city, the hypnotic hum of the blades as the only noise, accompanied by the bells of Rome, which tolled the newly Vacant Seat -- for the first time, joyfully.

Rome's Gay Community Toasts Pope Benedict XVI's Departure

Reuters | Posted 04.22.2013 | Gay Voices

* Vatican helped prevent single-sex partnership law in Italy * Gays criticise pope's influence in developing world * Cam...

Hope For A Gay Pope? One Actor Says Yes

Posted 02.13.2013 | Gay Voices

Alan Cumming has a few suggestions for the Vatican when it comes to choosing Pope Benedict XVI's replacement. "If I was going to rebrand the Catho...

World Reacts To Pope's Resignation With Disbelief, Grief

AP | JULIANA BARBASSA | Posted 02.11.2013 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Roman Catholics around the world expressed disbelief and grief Monday at the first papal resignation in six centuries. Some saw it a...

Pope Benedict XVI Considered A Friend In Israel

AP | ARON HELLER | Posted 02.11.2013 | World

JERUSALEM -- When Joseph Ratzinger became pope in 2005, many in Israel wondered whether the German-born Cardinal with the Nazi past would prove a wort...

WATCH: 'The View's' Wacky Discussion About The Pope

Posted 02.11.2013 | Media

"The View" took a measured, rigorous approach to the news of the Pope's resignation on Monday, somberly discussing the implications for the Cathol— ...

Pope Benedict Is Resigning, But Institutional Catholic Homophobia Isn't Going Anywhere

John Becker | Posted 04.13.2013 | Gay Voices
John Becker

Benedict has appointed a majority of the cardinals who will elect his successor, and the vast majority of bishops around the world were named by either Benedict or his equally anti-gay predecessor. Popes tend to appoint prelates who share their views.

Christian World Shocked At Pope Benedict's Resignation

AP | Posted 04.13.2013 | Religion

RIO DE JANEIRO — Shock, sadness and declarations of faith met Pope Benedict XVI's announcement Monday that he would retire Feb. 28. It also spar...

Cardinal Dolan Responds To Shocking Pope Resignation

AP | Posted 04.13.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan says electing a new pope is all new to him since he's still learning what it means to be archbishop. ...