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Pope: It’s ‘terrible’ children taught they can choose gender

3 weeks agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Pope Francis has lamented that children are being taught at school that gender can be a choice, adding that his predecessor, Benedict XVI has labeled current times “the epoch of sin against God the Creator.”

If the pope can retire, why can't Japan's elderly emperor?

TOKYO (Reuters) - Pope Benedict XVI did it. Dutch Queen Beatrix did it. So why is it so hard for Japan's elderly emperor to abdicate?

Pope Francis, Visiting Auschwitz, Asks God for the ‘Grace to Cry’

4 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

He was the third pope to visit the former death camp, following visits by John Paul II in 1979 and Benedict XVI in 2006.

Pope Benedict XVI Inks Deal With Bloomsbury

4 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Both the United Kingdom and the United States divisions of the publishing house have set the release date in November 2016.

Comedian Has to Cough Up $42K for Insulting Child With Disabilities

A French-Canadian comedian found a child singer with a genetic disease who's performed for Celine Dion and Pope Benedict to be the perfect butt of his jokes—and now the Quebec Human Rights Tribunal is making the funnyman pay some not-so-funny money to both the singer, now 19, and his...

Benedict XVI’s secretary: Popes can’t change doctrine with ‘half sentences or somewhat ambiguous footnotes’

In a sweeping interview, Archbishop Georg Ganswein also criticizes his fellow German bishops for downplaying Catholic doctrine.

The Ambitiousness and Modesty of Summorum Pontificum (For the Ninth Anniversary of the Motu Proprio)

Nine years have passed since the promulgation of the great Motu Proprio of Pope Benedict XVI, already included in the most recent edition of Denzinger and destined to be seen as one of the most important papal interventions of the modern period. Show More Summary

Vatican Liturgy Chief asks all priests and bishops to face east for Mass, faithful to kneel for Communion

Cardinal Sarah's appeal is being hailed as 'the biggest liturgical announcement' since Pope Benedict's motu proprio on the Latin Mass.

Pope Benedict Claims He Broke Up The Vatican’s “Gay Lobby” In New Book

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : NewNowNext

Former Pope Benedict XVI confirmed the existence of a “gay lobby” within the Vatican in his historic upcoming memoir, The Last Conversations. Benedict became the first pope in six centuries to resign when he stepped down amid the “Vatileaks” scandal in 2013, when his butler leaked Benedict’s personal documents that supposedly detailed corruption within the... Read more »

Pope Francis says mind of predecessor Benedict is still 'perfect'

2 months agoNews : NY Daily News

Pope Francis has said his predecessor as pontiff remains sharp of mind and memory.

Former Pope Benedict: I Broke Up Gay Lobby

The emeritus pope, known for much anti-LGBT rhetoric, makes this assertion in his soon-to-be-published memoir.

Ex-Pope Dishes on Vatican's Gay Lobby

2 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

Pope Benedict is destroying the diary he kept as pope, but not before releasing his tell-all memoir.

REVEALED: Pope Benedict busted up ‘powerful’ gay lobby at the Vatican

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Pope Benedict XVI, who retired in 2013, has admitted that he once busted up what he called a “powerful” gay lobby within the Vatican in a memoir to be published on September 9, reports The Huffington Post. The ex-pope, who lives in seclusion at a convent inside Vatican City, is one of...

Retired pope offers first-ever assessment of his own papacy

2 months agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI is offering a first-ever papal assessment of his own pontificate in a book that recounts his decision to resign, his surprise at his successor and his attempts to dismantle what he calls the Vatican’s “gay lobby.”

Pope Benedict Says He Broke Up ‘Gay Lobby’ at the Vatican – VIDEO

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Pope Benedict XVI says that during his time as Pontiff he was able to break up an alleged ‘gay lobby’ within the Vatican. Benedict made the assertion in his new memoir The Last Conversations, set to be published in September. Reuters repo… Read The post Pope Benedict Says He Broke Up ‘Gay Lobby’ at the Vatican – VIDEO appeared first on Towleroad.

In memoirs, ex Pope Benedict says Vatican 'gay lobby' tried to wield power: report

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Former Pope Benedict says in his memoirs that no-one pressured him to resign but alleges that a "gay lobby" in the Vatican had tried to influence decisions, a leading Italian newspaper reported on Friday.

All praise between Pope Francis and his predecessor

Retired Pope Benedict XVI showed his support for Pope Francis and his 'mercy-filled ministry' Tuesday in a ceremony where the reigning Pope honored a retired one

Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI celebrates 65 years as priest

An unprecedented ceremony was held Tuesday inside the Vatican to celebrate Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI's 65th anniversary as a priest. Pope Francis greeted Benedict with a kiss on both cheeks and praised Benedict's "entire life spent in priestly service."

Former pope Benedict makes rare appearance with successor Francis

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Former pope Benedict made one of his rare public appearances on Tuesday to be feted by his successor Pope Francis, two days after Francis denied reports that Benedict was still exercising influence in the Vatican.

Francis honors Benedict, says retirement very ‘Franciscan’

2 months agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Pope Francis is celebrating the 65th anniversary of the ordination of his predecessor, Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI, with an unprecedented ceremony inside the Vatican featuring a reigning pope honoring a retired one.

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