Pope Benedict

  • A year after resignation, ex-Pope Benedict has no regrets 10-02-2014 10:38 AM

    A year after his shock resignation, Pope Emeritus Benedict has no regrets and believes history will vindicate his tumultuous and much-criticized papacy, the man closest to him told Reuters in a rare interview. Archbishop Georg Ganswein, who now works for the former pope as well as being the head of...
  • Pope Benedict XVI defrocked 400 priests in 2 years 18-01-2014 09:29 AM

    Vatican City: In his last two years as pope, Benedict XVI defrocked nearly 400 priests for raping and molesting children, more than twice as many as the two years that preceded a 2010 explosion of sex abuse cases in Europe and beyond, according to a document obtained on Friday and...
  • Won't judge gay priests, says Pope 29-07-2013 06:16 PM

    Pope Francis reached out to gays on Monday, saying he wouldn't judge priests for their sexual orientation in a remarkably open and wide-ranging news conference as he returned from his first foreign trip. "If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I...
  • Cardinals start work on timetable for pope selection amidst resurfacing of sex abuse scandal 05-03-2013 09:10 AM

    Cardinals have gathered in Vatican City to work on a timetable to choose the next pope. ...
  • Vatican deletes Pope Benedict tweets 01-03-2013 06:06 AM

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  • Farewell to Pope Benedict XVI, thousands gather to bid adieu 28-02-2013 08:53 AM

    It's the day Pope Benedict the 16th officially stands down. The Pope will keep his name Benedict the 16th and has already held his final general audience at the Vatican. ...
  • World View: Will the next Pope be from Africa? 15-02-2013 11:42 PM

    Pope Benedict stunned the Roman Catholic Church including his closest advisers on Monday when he announced he would stand down in the first papal abdication in 700 years. ...
  • Pope Benedict - a resignation foretold? 14-02-2013 03:15 PM

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  • Emotional Pope holds last public mass in Rome 14-02-2013 09:00 AM

    An emotional Pope addressed his last public mass at the Vatican on Thursday evening. Huge crowds had gathered at StAn emotional Pope addressed his last public mass at the Vatican on Wednesday evening. Huge crowds had gathered at St Peter's on the occasion of Ash Wednesday. ...
  • Speculations rife over successor of Pope Benedict XVI 12-02-2013 03:00 PM

    Some of his followers have expressed concern about the future of the church and the sex abuse crisis which haunts the catholic church. ...
  • Pope Benedict XVI to resign on February 28: Vatican 11-02-2013 08:18 PM

    In an official communique, the Pope has cited "advanced age" as a reason for stepping down. ...