Pope Benedict XVI

File photo of a jail cell block. (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Man Who Sold Fake Immunity Papers Gets 3 ½ Years

A man who claimed he was the keeper of the seal of St. Peter was sentenced to 3 ½ years in prison for selling 2,000 fake documents that he said would protect buyers from U.S. law and taxes.


Pope Francis leads the canonization mass in which John Paul II and John XXIII are declared saints on April 27, 2014 in Vatican City, Vatican. (credit: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Pope Francis Declares John Paul II, John XXIII Saints

Catholics around the world are celebrating the declaration of Popes John Paul II and John XXIII as saints of the Catholic Church – an unprecedented event made even more historic by the presence of Pope Francis and retired Pope Benedict XVI in Rome.


Andres Carrion Alvarez was arrested after shouting "down with communism" during Pope Benedict's 2012 visit to Havana. (Getty Images)

Man Who Protested During Pope’s Cuba Visit In U.S.

Andres Carrion Alvarez was arrested after shouting “down with communism” during Pope Benedict’s 2012 visit to Havana.


Pope Francis has 1.2 billion followers in the Roman Catholic Church, but he's not following a single one of them on Facebook or Twitter. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

Despite 1.2 Billion Catholic Followers, Pope Francis Follows None On Twitter

Pope Francis has 1.2 billion followers in the Roman Catholic Church, but he’s not following a single one of them on Facebook or Twitter.


File photo of Pope Francis on his first day as pope. (credit: Servizio Fotografico L'Osservatore Romano via Getty Images)

Rabbi Praises Pope Francis Selection As A ‘Most Positive Result’

Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio’s selection as Pope Francis has come as a welcome surprise for the Jewish community and the future of Catholic-Jewish relations.


Austrian Cardinal Christoph Schonborn arrives for a meeting of pre-conclave on March 9, 2013 at the Vatican. (credit: FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images)

Mom of Pope Candidate: My Son Won’t ‘Be Up to the Bitchiness in the Vatican’

As the cardinals enter the conclave to elect a new pope, the mother of one cardinal hopes he won’t be the new leader of the Vatican.


ROME, ITALY - FEBRUARY 28:  A helicopter carrying Pope Benedict XVI passes St Peter's Basilica as he leaves Vatican City on February 28, 2013 in Rome, Italy. The Pontiff is flying to Castel Gandolfo where he will cease to be Pope at 8:00pm local time. Pope Benedict XVI has been the leader of the Catholic Church for eight years and is the first Pope to retire since 1415. He will stay at the Papal Summer residence of Castel Gandolfo until renovations are complete at a monastery in the grounds of the Vatican and will be known as  Roman pontiff emeritus or pope emeritus.  (Credit: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Pope Leaves Vatican For Last Time As Leader Of Catholic Church

Pope Benedict XVI has left the Vatican as the leader of the Catholic Church for the last time.


Pope Benedict XVI is seen blessing the faithful at the end of an Epiphany mass in St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City. Pope Benedict XVI announced on February 11, 2013 he will resign on February 28, which will make him the first pope to do so in centuries. (Photo by VINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty Images)

Lasting Impressions Of The Reign And Abdication Of Pope Benedict XVI

A discussion regarding the effects of Pope Benedict XVI on the Catholic Church, both during his tenure and after his abdication from his position of power.


Pope Benedict XVI attends a meeting with parish priests of Rome's diocese at the Paul VI Hall on Feb. 14, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. (credit: Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

Pope: I Will Be ‘Hidden To The World’

Pope Benedict XVI tells Rome’s parish priests that he will be living in an isolated world once he steps down later this month.


Pope Benedict XVI sits beside his personal secretary Georg Ganswein during his weekly audience on Feb. 13, 2013 in Vatican City. (credit: Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

Pope: I’m Stepping Down ‘For The Good Of The Church’

In his first public appearance since announcing his resignation, Pope Benedict XVI says he is stepping down “for the good of the church.”