We have previously mentioned the heraldry work of Mr Marco Foppoli, such as this piece which he designed during the vacancy of the Holy See after Pope Benedict’s resignation went into effect, featuring the arms of Cardinal Bertone, the Chamberlain of the Apostolic See. Show More Summary
Holy canoli, this pope is tearing it up and is showing no signs of slowing down. First Despite previous Pope Benedict XVI (aka Uncle Ben)'s firm beliefs on creationism, today, the chill as fuck Pope has decreed that God is "not a magician with a magic wand." Oh shit. Read more...
Evolution is not inconsistent with God, said Pope Francis during an unveiling of a bust of his predecessor, Pope-emeritus Benedict XVI, at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences on Monday.
The queen is on Twitter, which should surprise nobody. Oprah Winfrey first tweeted in 2009. Barack Obama sent his first tweet in 2010. So did Conan O'Brien and the Dalai Lama and Bill Gates. Pope Benedict XVI sent his first tweet in 2011. Prince, Kobe Bryant, and Justin Bieber's cat all started tweeting in 2013. Read Full Story
Long before the world saw the ascendancy of Pope Francis as vicar to the poor, New York was blessed with the devout and devoted Benedict Groeschel.
Retired pontiff Benedict XVI joined some 50,000 pilgrims in Saint Peter’s Square on Sunday, Sept. 28 for a meeting between Pope Francis and elderly people from around the world.Welcoming his predecessor, the Holy Father described Pope...Show More Summary
Elderly people, including former Pope Benedict, attended a gathering of the wise and wrinkled at the Vatican on Sunday, where Pope Francis denounced the neglect and abandonment of the old as "hidden euthanasia".
Pope Benedict XVI joined Pope Francis at the Vatican on Sunday for an event focused on elderly people. The event was only the third time Benedict, 87, has attended a public event since his resignation from the papacy in February 2013. Show More Summary
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.'
This morning Pope Francis, together with emeritus Pope Benedict, met with thousands of elderly people in Saint Peter’s Square, telling them that old age “is a time of grace.” Grandparents, the Pope said, are entrusted with handing down their wisdom and their faith, conveying their life experience and the story of their family, community and nation. Show More Summary
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
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.
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 Francis has once again weighed in on the issue of war and peace, this time in a message to a meeting of religious men and women in Belgium. Citing the pope who reigned during World War I, Pope Benedict XV, Francis said that allShow More Summary
According to Zenit News, MessainLatino.it, 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
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
Seven years ago this month, Pope Benedict issued the document Summorum Pontificum, clarifying the legitimacy of the old Latin Mass and giving support to those who remained attached to older rite. Michael Brendan Daugherty praises him as a “brave pope” for doing so, a man who did a “great service for culture and the arts, […]
With Argentina meeting Germany in the World Cup final, the Vatican on Friday brushed aside talk of soccer rivalry between Argentine Pope Francis and his predecessor Benedict, a German.
Sunday's World Cup final game between Argentina and Germany is a cross-courtyard derby for Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.