Pope Benedict XVI

Man Who Sold Fake Immunity Papers Gets 3 ½ YearsA 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 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.
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.
Despite 1.2 Billion Catholic Followers, Pope Francis Follows None On TwitterPope 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.
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.
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.
Pope Leaves Vatican For Last Time As Leader Of Catholic ChurchPope Benedict XVI has left the Vatican as the leader of the Catholic Church for the last time.
Lasting Impressions Of The Reign And Abdication Of Pope Benedict XVIA 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: 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: 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.”
Pope Benedict XVI Successor May Be First Non-European Supreme PontiffMany believe the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI will usher in a major racial shift atop the church.
Analysts: 'Slim' Possibility American Will Become Next PopeWith 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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