Pope Benedict XVI

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Pope Benedict XVI Successor May Be First Non-European Supreme Pontiff

Many believe the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI will usher in a major racial shift atop the church.


This file picture taken on July 4, 2010 shows Pope Benedict XVI looking on as he seats near the relics of one of his predecessors, St Celestine V, during a Holy mass on the occasion of the 800th anniversary of Celestine V's birth in central Garibaldi square in Sulmona. (credit: ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images)

Analysts: ‘Slim’ Possibility American Will Become Next Pope

With Pope Benedict XVI announcing he will step down as pontiff on Feb. 28, is it possible that an American can run the Vatican?


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Pope Benedict XVI to Resign: ‘His Age is Weighing on Him’

Pope Benedict XVI is resigning.

The Vatican confirms the Pope will step down on Feb. 28.



Pope Benedict XVI Ready To Jump On Twitter

Pope Benedict XVI is reportedly ready to take one holy step into technology by making his first official Tweet.


File photo of Pope Benedict XVI. (Photo by ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/GettyImages)

Pope Shocked By ‘Senseless Violence’ In Colo. Shooting

Pope Benedict XVI says he’s “deeply shocked” by the “senseless violence” in the Colorado movie theater shootings and is offering his prayers so the survivors and relatives of the victims can find strength.


Cardinal Timothy Michael Dolan of the U.S.  waves to his parents gathered in  in Aula Paolo VI at the Vatican for a private audience by Pope Benedict XVI  on Feb. 20, 2012. (credit: ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)

Analysts: ‘Slim’ Possibility American Could Become Next Pope

With rumors swirling about the health of 85-year-old Pope Benedict XVI – he has recently been using a cane to get around — questions have sprung up about his future after comments he made in his homily during mass Monday.


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100 Members Of Baltimore Archdiocese In Rome As Edwin O’Brien Becomes Cardinal

Cardinal Edwin O’Brien was one of 22 Catholic churchmen who received red hats Saturday.