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.
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.
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.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — For an institution devoted to eternal light, the Vatican has shown itself to be a master of smokescreens since Pope Benedict XVI’s shocking resignation announcement.
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.
(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.
VATICAN CITY (AP) – The Vatican’s top astronomer has some assurances to offer: The world won’t be ending in about two weeks, despite predictions to the contrary.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]