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Pope Emeritus Benedict Xvi

Benedict XVI In Poor Health?

Posted 06.10.2013 | Religion

By Eric Lyman Religion News Service VATICAN CITY (RNS) Just months after becoming the first pope in nearly 600 years to resign, reports are surfac...

What Does The Emeritus Pope Have To Teach Pope Francis?

Jon M. Sweeney | Posted 08.08.2013 | Religion
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We are all waiting to see how the new pope, who opposed liberation theology and yet champions the poor and oppressed so vigorously, will speak on political issues when faced with them.

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI To Return To The Vatican

Posted 05.01.2013 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (RNS) More than two months after his resignation, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI will return to the Vatican on Thursday (May 2) to live in a ...

Benedict In The Background

The Associated Press | Victor L. Simpson | Posted 03.14.2013 | Religion

The pope leads alone. Benedict XVI's decision to be the first pontiff to step down in 600 years raised a host of questions about his role in the Ch...

PHOTOS: Vatican City Reacts To New Pope

Posted 03.13.2013 | Religion

Catholic faithful react to the announcement of the new pope, Francis I, in St. Peter's Square in Vatican City: ...

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NEW POPE!

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 03.15.2013 | Religion

Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires has been elected the 266th pope of the Catholic Church, taking the name Pope Francis. He is the firs...

Anti-Mafia Police Raid Diocese Of Papal Frontrunner

HuffPost Live | Posted 03.12.2013 | Religion

Anti-mafia police on Tuesday raided the homes, offices and clinics in the diocese of papal frontrunner Angelo Scola. According to the Guardian, a stat...

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Vatican Releases New Details On Pope Election

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 03.11.2013 | Religion

Rumors about the ultra-secret voting for the next pope held at the Sistine Chapel next week have included stories about fierce competition between Ita...

Modern Ways, Traditional Message

AP | BRADLEY BROOKS | Posted 03.08.2013 | Religion

SAO PAULO -- Cardinal Odilo Scherer is known for prolific tweeting, appearances on Brazil's most popular late-night talk show and squeezing into the s...

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Vatican Announces Date For Pope Election

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 03.11.2013 | Religion

The Vatican announced Friday that the Catholic church's College of Cardinals will begin the closed-door papal conclave meetings to elect the new pope ...

Longest Papal 'Primaries' In Church History To Close Tonight

HuffPost Italy | Giulia Belardelli | Posted 03.08.2013 | Religion

UPDATE: The Vatican has announced that the Papal Conclave will begin on Tuesday, March 12. At 7 p.m. (CET) this evening, following the General Con...

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American Catholics: Church Is Out Of Touch

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 03.11.2013 | Religion

As Catholic cardinals gather at the Vatican to set priorities for the church and elect a new pope, a recent Quinnipiac University survey indicates tha...

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American Catholics: Sex Abuse Is Biggest Problem Facing Church

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 03.07.2013 | Religion

While the College of Cardinals meets to discuss the priorities of the Roman Catholic Church and select a new pope, a new survey shows that American Ca...

Will Cardinals 'Subscribe' To Notre Dame's Conclave Playlist?

Posted 03.05.2013 | Religion

While Cardinals aren’t sure of the precise date on which they’ll vote for the successor to Pope Benedict XVI, someone is at least working on the c...