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Cardinals count down to conclave with final talks

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Cardinals gathered for their final day of talks Monday before the conclave to elect the next pope, amid debate over whether the Catholic Church needs more of a manager pope to clean up the Vatican or a pastoral pope.

03/11/2013

Firefighters place the chimney on the roof of the Sistine Chapel, where cardinals will gather to elect the new pope. (AP Photo)

Sistine Chapel chimney installed as conclave nears, still no frontrunner

VATICAN CITY (AP) – The Vatican is trying to put an end to speculation that divisions among cardinals could drag out the conclave to elect the new pope. Preparations for the vote are plowing ahead, with firefighters installing the Sistine Chapel chimney that will tell the world when a decision has been reached.

03/09/2013

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AP’s Nicole Winfield reports from Vatican City on Pope’s resignation

AP Correspondent Nicole Winfield called in from Vatican City to discuss Pope Benedict’s resignation with Penny and Phil. Click here to listen to the interview.

02/27/2013

Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican.

Pope gives final Sunday blessing before resigning

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Benedict XVI bestowed his final Sunday blessing of his pontificate on a cheering crowd in St. Peter’s Square, explaining that his waning years and energy made him better suited to the life of private prayer he soon will spend in a secluded monastery.

02/24/2013

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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

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

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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