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TV: The Borgias: “The Face Of Death”

One month ago, the Catholic Church elected its newest spiritual leader in wake of Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation. As has been done for centuries, the College of Cardinals sequestered itself within the halls of the Vatican for a conclave, not emerging until a cloud of white smoke indicated that they had selected one of their own as the new pope. Show More Summary

Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI: Vatican Denies Rumors of Poor Health

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His Holiness Benedict XVI — Emeritus Pope, as he is now officially known — wasn’t kidding when he cited health reasons for his historic resignation back in February. “Benedict is in a very bad way. In the last 15 days he has undergone...Show More Summary

A papal portrait ... made out of condoms

(CNN)–An artist in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, has created a unique portrait of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.

Fears for the health of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

I think all of us were distressed by the fragility of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI when we saw him greet his successor, Pope Francis. The footage was almost too painful to watch. Now, according to the excellent Fr Ray Blake, a Spanish newspaper says he is suffering from something "very severe", and that "we won't [...]

Pope Francis: We must continue Benedict XVI’s ‘decisive action’ on clergy sex abuse

by Thaddeus Baklinski ROME, April 5, 2013 ( - Pope Francis told the head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith on Friday that Pope Benedict XVI’s "decisive action" against clerical sexual abuse must continue, according to a Vatican communiqué. At a meeting this morning, the Pope asked…

15 April Fools Unearthed Before 8 am: Watch Your Step Today

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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...

The Radical Christianity Of Francis

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 [...]

Traditionalists Upset With Pope Francis

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's foot-wash a final straw for traditionalists

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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.

Shroud of Turin Hits Airwaves Amid New Claims That It’s Real

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...

Argentina:Town Renames Street After Pope Francis

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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

Pontiff Pads: Here Now, A Swanky Retirement Plan for the Pope Emeritus

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...

In Search for New Pope, Vatican Embraced Twitter, Facebook & Google

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.

Pope Francis, pope emeritus Benedict XVI meet

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A reigning pope and a former pope faced each other for the first time in at least 600 years.

Meet the Popes

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......

Midday open thread

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

Pope Francis and predecessor pray together

Newly elected pope tells former pope Benedict XVI "We are brothers", in first such meeting in at least 600 years.

Pope meets ex-pope for historic lunch

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, …

Current and Former Popes Do Lunch, Bro Down

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 »

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