Posts Tagged ‘Benedict XVI’
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI returned to the Vatican on Thursday (May 2), where he will live a few hundred meters from his successor, Pope Francis, in an arrangement that has no precedent in the history of the Catholic Church.
By Nathan Miller New popes, old popes ... popes I can still remember. At times I hear: "I still liked JPII better!"But when asked why, I've never heard: "Because he helped me be more patient with my husband." More often then no...
Pope Francis has called for strong, specific worldwide measures for the Roman Catholic Church to act “with determination” against the clergy sex abuse scandal that has rocked the church for more than a decade.
Now that the cardinals have elected and installed their new boss, Pope Francis can get to work being the Roman Catholic pontiff, with his next order of business doing something no other pope has done in centuries: meet the guy ...
Pope Benedict delivered his last Sunday prayer from his window above St. Peter's Square, telling tens of thousands of supporters the first papal abdication in centuries was God's will and assuring them he was not abandoning the...
(RNS) Will the conclave electing a new pope next month have an “Obama moment” and pick someone from Africa or Latin America or Asia for the first time in modern history?
Geopolitics, international intrigue, third-world cardinals maneuvering for position against the first-world establishment... all amid the shadowy nooks and crannies of St. Peter's Basilica.
By Colin Gore When Pope Benedict was elected, the pundits said that he was going to be a “transitionPope”, given his advanced age (he had turned 78 three days before). Seven years later, he is still trucking along, and he shows...
The Vatican and Croatia, long a Catholic stronghold in the Balkans, are at odds because of a dispute over a monastery. Croatia’s justice minister, Drazen Bosnjakovic, obstructed a recent decision by the Vatican to sequester a m...
Statements by Pope Benedict XVI that were published in an Italian newspaper recently indicate that while the pope upholds the traditional church stand on the use of condoms, there are circumstances when a “moral choice” to use ...