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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.

Papal World Cup party unlikely: Vatican

Pope Francis said he won't be praying for his home team, while his predecessor, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, isn't much of a sports fan. The Vatican said both men would want the best team to win.

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

NLM Exclusive: Archbishop Cordileone on the Sacred Liturgy

Courtesy of Fr. Samuel F. Weber, O.S.B., Director of the Benedict XVI Institute for Sacred Music and Divine Worship, the Most Rev. Salvatore Cordileone, Archbishop of San Francisco, has graciously agreed to share with the readers of New Liturgical Movement a portion of the conference he gave to seminarians of St. 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

last monthNews : 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.

Drug trafficker includes Pope’s blessing in court papers

Not even a blessing from former Pope Benedict XVI could save a mobbed-up drug trafficker from spending a decade behind bars.

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 months 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

Jimmy Carter — An Environmental Advocate & Inspiring Leader

Originally published on Eden Keeper. By Gina Merlino Former president Jimmy Carter is an outstanding leader on environmental issues. Like Desmond Tutu and Pope Benedict XVI, he is a man who successfully blends faith and respect for nature to enact real change in the world. Show More Summary

Benedict to join in double sainthood ceremony

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Retired pontiff Benedict XVI will help Pope Francis celebrate the sainthood ceremony Sunday for John Paul II and John XXIII, setting the stage for an unprecedented occurrence of two living popes canonizing two of their predecessors. About 1 million pilgrims are expected at the event and many were flooding into Rome on Saturday.

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