Pope Benedict XVI

Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican.

Pope celebrates last public Mass as pontiff

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Starting his public farewell to his flock, a weary Pope Benedict XVI celebrated his final public Mass as pontiff, presiding over Ash Wednesday services.

02/13/2013

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Pope: Will resign Feb. 28

(AP) – Pope Benedict says his age and poor health are forcing him to step down at the end of this month. The 85-year-old made the surprising announcement Monday during a meeting of Vatican cardinals. Read his announcement here.

02/11/2013

Cardinal Roger Mahony in a 2006 photograph.

Files show how LA church leaders controlled damage

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Retired Cardinal Roger Mahony and other top officials maneuvered to shield molester priests, provide damage control for the church and keep parishioners in the dark, according to church personnel files.

01/21/2013

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A look at prolific Twitter accounts

LONDON (AP) – Pope Benedict XVI hit the 1 million Twitter follower mark on Wednesday as he sent his first tweet. Below is a glance at other members of the Twitterati.

12/12/2012

Pope to join celebs, presidents with Twitter feed

VATICAN CITY (AP) — He already has a billion followers. Now, Pope Benedict XVI will join the Twitter-sphere, tweeting from a personal account along with the world’s celebrities, leaders and ordinary folk. Vatican spokesman the […]

11/08/2012

Pope prays in Arabic

VATICAN CITY (AP) – Pope Benedict XVI has delivered a prayer in Arabic during his weekly general audience in a new effort by the Vatican to show support for Christians in the Middle East. A […]

10/10/2012

Pope hopes latest book brings people to Jesus

VATICAN CITY (AP) – Pope Benedict XVI says he hopes his latest book on Jesus – about his infancy – will help bring people closer to Christ. “Jesus’ Infancy” is due in bookstores by Christmas […]

10/09/2012

Texas Roman Catholic bishop moving to California

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) – A Roman Catholic bishop in North Texas has been named to head the Diocese of Orange, Calif. Pope Benedict XVI on Friday announced the appointment of Fort Worth Bishop Kevin […]

09/21/2012

The 'Popemobile' is now green

VATICAN CITY (AP) – Pope Benedict XVI is now a bit greener. The 85-year-old pontiff was presented with his first electric car on Wednesday, a customized white Renault Kangoo for jaunts around the gardens of […]

09/05/2012

Pope sets stage for historic blending of choirs

(AP) – The Sistine Chapel Choir, whose boys and men sing for the pope at all his Masses, is about to get some illustrious company. The Westminster Abbey Choir, the world-renowned chorus that last year […]

06/28/2012

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