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#Pope Benedict XVI

# pope-benedict-xvi - Monday 23 November, 2015

Here's why people are accusing Zoolander 2 of being transphobic

People are threatening to boycott the film on account of Benedict Cumberbatch’s character.

From The Daily Edge Here's why people are accusing Zoolander 2 of being 'transphobic' Transphobia

Here's why people are accusing Zoolander 2 of being 'transphobic'

People are threatening to boycott the film on account of Benedict Cumberbatch’s character.

# pope-benedict-xvi - Sunday 5 January, 2014

Former Pope Benedict makes second secret trip outside Vatican

The former pope, who promised on retirement to “live hidden from the world”, made excursion to visit brother in hospital.

# pope-benedict-xvi - Saturday 6 July, 2013

Vatican's 007 speaks out on money laundering

Rene Bruelhart, dubbed ‘the James Bond of the financial world’, trying to root out financial crimes in the Holy See.

# pope-benedict-xvi - Tuesday 30 April, 2013

Benedict to move back to the Vatican, two months after resignation

The Pope Emeritus is likely to return to the Vatican on Thursday, a spokesman for the Holy See said.

# pope-benedict-xvi - Tuesday 12 March, 2013

Centuries-old rituals to be carried out as conclave begins

Cardinals will be sworn in with a solemn oath that threatens anyone who reveals the deliberations of the conclave with instant excommunication.

# pope-benedict-xvi - Monday 11 March, 2013

Infographic: How is the new Pope elected?

This handy graphic from the Catholic News Agency explains all…

Frontrunners emerge in last day of pre-conclave talks

One of the cardinals in contention, Timothy Dolan, told an interviewer that anyone mentioning him as a candidate must be “smoking marijuana”.

# pope-benedict-xvi - Monday 4 March, 2013

Poll: Do you think the next Pope can help reinvigorate the Catholic Church? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think the next Pope can help reinvigorate the Catholic Church?

March should see a new leader to the world’s estimated 1.2 billion Catholics, but can he make a difference?

The next Pope: Cardinals gather for pre-conclave talks

Cardinals gather for the general congregations today ahead of the start of the conclave to elect the next head of the Catholic Church.

# pope-benedict-xvi - Friday 1 March, 2013

Cardinals begin process of arranging conclave to elect new pope

The tweets from the @pontifex Twitter account have been removed, with the account dormant awaiting a new pontiff.

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.

# pope-benedict-xvi - Thursday 28 February, 2013

Benedict XVI formally steps down as leader of Catholic Church

Cardinals will now meet to elect a successor, while the 85-year-old former Joseph Ratzinger will be known as ‘Pope Emeritus’.

From The Daily Edge 10 most annoying replies the Pope got on Twitter Pontifex This post contains images

10 most annoying replies the Pope got on Twitter

Did @Pontifex really quit because he kept getting sass tweets?

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Good morning. Here are nine things to know as you start your day.

Last day: Benedict XVI's papal powers expire at 7pm tonight

The pontiff will depart the Vatican later today to spend the next few months at the papal residence at Castel Gandolfo before he returns to the Vatican permanently to live a life of prayer and academic research.

# pope-benedict-xvi - Wednesday 27 February, 2013

From The Daily Edge Anyone want to buy some 2014 Pope Benedict calendars? When Life Gives You Lemons...

Anyone want to buy some 2014 Pope Benedict calendars?

“This will be rare item in years to come,” said the person with a bunch of now redundant calendars.

Benedict XVI holds final address before stepping down as pope

The 85-year-old enjoys an emotional sendoff, explaining his reasons for retiring and taking a final tour of St Peter’s Square.

Cardinal Brady 'genuinely regrets' retirement of Bishop due to ill-health

The resignation of Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Armagh, Gerard Clifford, has been accepted by Pope Benedict.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning. Here are nine things to know as you start your day.

Pope to hold his final Vatican audience ahead of departure

Details of Pope Benedict’s life after his reign ends have emerged and include him swapping his trademark red shoes for a brown pair. His Fisherman’s Ring will also be destroyed.

# pope-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.

Here's a secret only the new pope will see...

The Vatileaks enquiry report will be for his eyes only.

# pope-benedict-xvi - Sunday 24 February, 2013

Pope not 'abandoning the Church' as 100,000 attend Sunday prayer

An emotional Pope Benedict XVI has delivered his last Sunday prayer in St Peter’s Square in Rome.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Good morning. Here are nine things to know as you start your day.

# pope-benedict-xvi - Saturday 23 February, 2013

Pope Benedict will remain in 'spiritual proximity' after his resignation

Speaking ahead of his resignation next week, Pope Benedict XVI said that God’s beauty was “constantly contradicted by the evil of this world, by suffering and by corruption.”

# pope-benedict-xvi - Thursday 21 February, 2013

Report: Pope decided to resign after internal report on adultery

La Repubblica says a report presented in December detailed breaches of the ‘sixth and seventh commandments’.

# pope-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.

# pope-benedict-xvi - Tuesday 12 February, 2013

Vatican admits Pope had secret heart operation three months ago

The Vatican said the operation had nothing to do with the Pope’s decision to resign.

Eight years: A timeline of Pope Benedict's key moments

The highlights of Pope Benedict XVI’s papacy, from 2005 to today.

# pope-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.

Taoiseach extends 'best wishes' to Pope, President writes Pontiff a letter

Enda Kenny clashed with the Catholic Church in the last two years, slamming the “the dysfunction, the disconnection, the elitism that dominates the Vatican today” after the Cloyne report in 2011.

Incredulity, shock and humility - The world reacts to Pope Benedict's resignation

Today’s announcement caught the world unawares. Here’s some of the initial reactions.

In pictures: From Cardinal Ratzinger to Pope Benedict XVI The Pope This post contains images

In pictures: From Cardinal Ratzinger to Pope Benedict XVI

The life and times of the 265th Pope.

# pope-benedict-xvi - Wednesday 6 February, 2013

Vatican receives around 600 abuse cases every year, says prosecutor

The Vatican’s new chief prosecutor said many of the cases date back to the 1960s, 70s and 80s.

# pope-benedict-xvi - Thursday 10 January, 2013

Dublin priest Brendan Leahy appointed as new Bishop of Limerick

Leahy succeeds Donal Murray, who resigned in 2009 after being criticised by the Murphy Report into clerical abuse.

# pope-benedict-xvi - Tuesday 8 January, 2013

What did the Pope say about abortion yesterday?

Was Benedict referring to Ireland when he spoke of laws that “unjustly alter the balance” between mother and baby?

# pope-benedict-xvi - Thursday 3 January, 2013

Bank card payments suspended in Vatican

Bank of Italy says the Vatican failed to fully implement anti money laundering legislation.

# pope-benedict-xvi - Saturday 22 December, 2012

Labour TD calls Pope's gay marriage comments "deeply insulting"

John Lyons claims this is second time in a week that Vatican has “targeted the international LGBT community”.

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