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# benedict-xvi - Thursday 10 July, 2014

From The42 No holy war as Pope Francis and Benedict XVI will not watch World Cup final together The Two Popes Final

No holy war as Pope Francis and Benedict XVI will not watch World Cup final together

Apparently watching football would be ‘like inflicting an infinite penitence’ on the German.

# benedict-xvi - Friday 5 July, 2013

Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII to be made saints

The long road to sainthood normally requires two confirmed miracles, however, John XXIII only has one.

# benedict-xvi - Monday 15 April, 2013

Pope backs report critical of 'radical feminist' US nuns

Pope Francis “reaffirmed the findings of the assessment” which found the Leadership Conference of Women Religious held “radical feminist” views.

# benedict-xvi - Saturday 23 March, 2013

Column: Get 'white smoked' for the top job

Trying to move up the corporate ladder is always a competitive process – use professional social networking to help yourself stand out, writes Robert Mac Giolla Phadrig.

Francis to meet Benedict XVI in 'first ever' meeting of popes

This morning’s meeting of the Pope and Pope Emeritus is thought to be the first such meeting in history.

# benedict-xvi - Wednesday 13 March, 2013

And the new pope is... Jorge Mario Bergoglio

Cardinals in conclave at the Vatican have revealed the new leader of the Roman Catholic Church: Pope Francis.

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LIVE: White smoke emerges from Sistine Chapel as new pope is elected

Cardinals in conclave at the Vatican have elected a new pope, whose identity will be revealed in a few moments.

Meet the men who could succeed Pope Benedict XVI

17 would-be contenders in the race for the papal office.

# benedict-xvi - Friday 1 March, 2013

Two popes, two resignations: Benedict XVI and Celestine V‎

There’s more than a few similarities between the only two men to have resigned the papacy by choice.

# benedict-xvi - Wednesday 27 February, 2013

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# benedict-xvi - Monday 25 February, 2013

Benedict changes rules to allow Conclave to start earlier

Cardinals can now move the Conclave forward if they’re all present – but also have to take strict oaths of secrecy.

# benedict-xvi - Sunday 17 February, 2013

Pope calls for Catholic Church to 'renew' as thousands flock to prayers

The Vatican said over 50,000 people had turned out to see the pope for his Sunday Angelus, while local authorities put the number at over 100,000.

# benedict-xvi - Tuesday 12 February, 2013

A 12-century Irish saint reckons the next pope is the last

St Malachy – the first Irish saint to be canonised by a pope – had a prophecy concerning every pope between then and now.

# benedict-xvi - Monday 11 February, 2013

Glossary: Some of the terms you'll hear during the Papal election

Because of the Ingravescentem aetatem, not all of the College of Cardinals get to fill the Petrine ministry. Didn’t you know?

Cardinal Brady notes 'significant' date of Pope's retirement news

February 11 is the World Day of the Sick, Brady notes, asking for prayers for those responsible for choosing his successor.

Archbishop Martin: It's amazing the pope had continued until now

The Archbishop of Dublin notes that it had been clear that Benedict XVI’s health had been in decline for the past month.

# benedict-xvi - Sunday 16 December, 2012

Gay rights activists protest at Pope's Sunday morning prayer

Demonstrators held placards condemning homophobia after Pope Benedict said same-sex unions “destabilise marriage”.

# benedict-xvi - Monday 3 December, 2012

Pope joins Twitter at @pontifex - but won't tweet until next week

Benedict XVI has registered seven accounts, each to allow tweeting in various languages – but won’t start yet.

# benedict-xvi - Thursday 11 October, 2012

Pope marks 50th anniversary of Vatican II

Homily at Mass in St Peter’s Square recalls the changes in Church in 1962 – and Benedict urges the faithful to return to the “letter”.