Rupert Everett to play Pope Benedict XVI (and if this ain't, well, it should be): The biopic of the life of the adamantly anti-gay former pope, who resigned at the end of February because of ill health, is to be...
What has struck me the most about the new Pope is his reticence. Benedict XVI was as bewilderingly bejeweled in his prose as he was in his elaborate, fastidious outfits. Francis seems to be following his name-sake, who rarely preached as such, but whose actions spoke far louder than any Latin. “Spread the Gospel everywhere [...]
Some devotees of Pope Benedict XVI aren’t taking to Pope Francis’s breaking of tradition. Francis’ decision to disregard church law and wash the feet of two girls – a Serbian Muslim and an Italian Catholic – during a Holy Thursday ritual has become something of the final straw, evidence that Francis has little or no [...]
Pope Francis has won over many hearts and minds with his simple style and focus on serving the world's poorest, but he has devastated traditionalist Catholics who adored his predecessor, Benedict XVI, for restoring much of the traditional pomp to the papacy.
A viewing of the The Shroud of Turin, thought by many to be the burial cloth of Jesus Christ, will reportedly be televised Saturday on Italian State TV in what is said to be former Pope Benedict XVI’s parting gift to the Catholic Church. The...
A street in La Plata, Argentina has become the first road to be renamed in honor of Pope Francis, who succeeded Pope Benedict XVI on March 13. A section of Avenue 53, which leads to the cathedral in La Plata, has been renamed “Papa Francisco” in honor of the Buenos Aires-born Pope. Show More Summary
Rendering via 1 Week 1 Project After 85-year-old Benedict XVI announced in February he would be the first Pope nearly 600 years to resign his post, the architects of 1 Week 1 Project were asking the important questions, like what...
Following the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, the search for a new pope led to the Vatican electing Pope Francis. Has a new digital chapter also begun in the Catholic Church? We look back at how the story unfolded in searches, tweets, and Likes.
A reigning pope and a former pope faced each other for the first time in at least 600 years.
Here's a sort of surreal video package of Pope Francis meeting today with his predecessor, Benedict XVI, at the papal retreat at Castel Gandolfo. Benedict seems even more frail than he looked a few weeks ago. After the jump......
Pope Francis delivering his first homily in Rome, is not as consumed with elaborate clothing as his predecessor Benedict XVI. Pope Francis has been making waves both inside and outside the Catholic Church. First, he declared that his church would "be poor and for the poor." Then, in his first homily following the example of St. Show More Summary
Newly elected pope tells former pope Benedict XVI "We are brothers", in first such meeting in at least 600 years.
By Claudio Lavanga and Emma Ong, NBC News In a historic meeting of current and former popes, Francis and Benedict got together for prayers and lunch on Saturday. Pope Francis and his predecessor, the ex-Pope Benedict XVI, met at Castel Gandolfo in the Alban Hills outside of Rome, …
In what is going on public record as the first modern meeting of present and former popes, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI grabbed lunch with newly elected Pope Francis for lunch at Castel Gandolfo. More »
(CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy) — Pope Francis traveled Saturday to this hill town south of Rome to have lunch with his “brother” and predecessor Benedict XVI, a historic and potentially problematic melding of the papacies that has never before confronted the Catholic Church. Show More Summary
Pope Francis traveled Saturday south of Rome to have lunch with his "brother" and predecessor Benedict XVI, a historic and potentially problematic melding of the papacies that has never before confronted the Catholic Church.
CASTELGANDOLFO, Italy — Brief video clips and a short briefing from the Vatican spokesman gave observers a glimpse of a historic moment filled with touching gestures — the visit today of Pope Francis to his predecessor, the emeritus Pope Benedict XVI. Pope Francis arrived shortly afternoon by helicopter in the gardens of the [...]
By Laura Smith-Spark, Ben Wedeman and Hada Messia, CNN Castel Gandolfo (CNN)–Pope Francis is having lunch Saturday with his predecessor, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, in what may be an encounter unprecedented in Church history. Since a new pope usually takes the reins only following the death of his predecessor, this is a rare occurrence. Francis, [...]
When it came to the Roman Catholic Church’s relations with other religions, the now retired Pope Benedict XVI was a bit like that elderly uncle of yours who means well but always seems to say the wrong thing at the table. There was the speech in 2006 when he seemed, fairly or not, to suggest that coerced conversion was one of Islam’s core tenets. Show More Summary