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Pope Francis implores people to respect the elderly

With his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, looking on, the pontiff on Sunday celebrated senior citizens — and said that a nation that fails its elderly 'is a people with no future.'

How Pope Francis could turn out to be a stealth reformer

Remember when Pope Francis' pontificate was going to be all about doctrinal reform? After 34 years of reactionary Catholicism under Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI, the story went, Francis was going to tear down the curtains and throw open the windows to let the brisk air and bright sunshine of modernity into the church. Show More Summary

The Truth About Climate Change

In his 2010 World Day of Peace message titled, "If You Want to Cultivate Peace, Protect Creation," Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI wrote that "it would be irresponsible not to take seriously" the signs of a growing environmental crisis.

A brief list of pope selfies, ranked

last yearNews : BlogPost

Pope selfies used to be a novelty. Now, it looks like they'll never stop. This week, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI participated in what were apparently his first two selfies -- at least that we know of. At the same time, Manila residents have been taking selfies with a cardboard cutout of Pope Francis, months before the Pontiff visits the Philippines. Show More Summary

Pope Benedict Meets with Juventutem and Populus Summorum Pontificum Leaders

According to Zenit News,, and Vatican Insider, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI surprised Cosimo Marti, the treasurer of the International Juventutem Federation, with an invitation to visit him yesterday. Marti had asked some...Show More Summary

After Germany's World Cup win, Stephen Colbert declares Benedict XVI pope again

On his first night back after two weeks of vacation, Stephen Colbert caught up on a lot of subjects on Monday's Colbert Report — House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio)'s lawsuit against President Obama, the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling on contraception and religious rights for corporations, and the World Cup, for starters. Show More Summary

The World Cup Final is a Vatican Cross-Courtyard Derby

Sunday's World Cup final game between Argentina and Germany is a cross-courtyard derby for Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.

Pope vs. Pope: World Cup Final Between Argentina And Germany Pits Francis Against Benedict XVI

The FIFA World Cup final between Argentina and Germany could herald a rift in the Catholic church, pitting Argentine-born Pope Francis against German Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. Pope Francis has almost surely been secretly rooting for...Show More Summary

An Archbishop Heightens The Contradictions

Archbishop Nienstedt was Pope Benedict XVI’s kind of cleric. When he was Bishop of Ulm, he condemned some of the theological views of the man who had held the post before him for 25 years, Bishop Raymond Lucker, a noted progressive clergyman who died in 2001. Denouncing his predecessor’s views was an “extraordinary step,” the […]

'The Leftovers' Pilot Recap: After the Pope and Gary Busey Go 'Poof'

The 140 million people who disappear without a trace in HBO’s Rapture-themed drama The Leftovers include a hilariously random assortment of celebrities: Pope Benedict XVI, Condoleezza Rice, J.Lo, Anthony Bourdain, Bonnie Raitt, “Satanic Verses” author Salman Rushdie and Hollywood freakshow Gary Busey. “The Pope. Show More Summary

Pope Francis Won't Rule Out Retiring

In another candid press briefing while on board a plane returning to Rome, this time from the Middle East, Pope Francis reportedly said he would not rule out retiring like his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI. “I will do what the Lord tells me to do. Show More Summary

Pope Francis Says He Might Retire

2 years agoNews : The Daily Beast

In little-noticed remarks aboard the papal plane this week, the pontiff said he wouldn’t rule out following Pope Benedict XVI’s path.

Bishop Silences Conservative Deacon's Blog

A popular Catholic blog, Protect the Pope, will close tomorrow after the Bishop of Lancaster refused to let its author continue writing. The blog, written by Deacon Nick Donnelly, was set up prior to Pope Benedict XVI's visit to the UK in September 2010 to fight back against the constant attacks on the pontiff by the mainstream media. Show More Summary

Canadian Sculptor Tim Schmalz, Who Met Pope John Paul II, Remembers His Impact Prior to Sainthood Ceremony

More than half a million people gathered in St. Peter's Square Sunday to join Pope Francis and Retired Benedict XVI for holy mass and the sainthood ceremony for Popes John XXIII and John Paul II. Canadian sculptor Tim Schmalz had the...Show More Summary

Pope Francis Makes History With Double Canonization of John Paul II, John XXIII

Pope Francis proclaimed his predecessors John XXIII and John Paul II saints at a historic ceremony Sunday in the presence of emeritus Pope Benedict XVI and hundreds of thousands of pilgrims in St Peter's Square.

A tale of four popes: Today Pope Francis canonized two predecessors in the presence of another

Retired Pope Benedict XVI was there: It was the first time ever that a retired and reigning pope had Mass together

Francis Presides over Historic Day of Four Popes

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis declared Popes John XXIII and John Paul II saints before some 800,000 people on Sunday in an unprecedented ceremony made even more historic by the presence of emeritus Pope Benedict XVI in St. Peter's Square. Show More Summary

Pope Francis makes John XXIII, John Paul II saints

Pope Francis has declared his two predecessors John XXIII and John Paul II saints in an unprecedented canonization ceremony made even more historic by the presence of retired Pope Benedict XVI.

The Saints Come Marching In

2 years agoNews : The Daily Beast

Onscene in Rome as Pope Francis officially declares that his predecessors Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II are saints. Pope Benedict XVI looks on.

Francis Presides Over Historic Double Canonization

Pope Francis declared his two predecessors John XXIII and John Paul II saints Sunday. Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI also attended the historic ceremony

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