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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
# All Is All
# All Is All

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

Nov 23rd 2015, 7:00 PM 26,480 Views 96 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 23rd 2015, 11:59 AM 6,120 Views 11 Comments

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
# Stepping Out
# Stepping Out

Former Pope Benedict makes second secret trip outside Vatican

Jan 5th 2014, 8:41 AM 22,309 Views 22 Comments

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
# Bond Market
# Bond Market

Vatican's 007 speaks out on money laundering

Jul 6th 2013, 8:45 AM 9,195 Views 16 Comments

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
# Home Sweet Home
# Home Sweet Home

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

Apr 30th 2013, 6:55 AM 14,412 Views 36 Comments

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
# Conclave
# Conclave

Centuries-old rituals to be carried out as conclave begins

Mar 12th 2013, 8:36 AM 7,140 Views 73 Comments

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?
# Habemus Papam
# Habemus Papam

Infographic: How is the new Pope elected?

Mar 11th 2013, 7:18 PM 10,827 Views 58 Comments

This handy graphic from the Catholic News Agency explains all…

Frontrunners emerge in last day of pre-conclave talks
# Pre-conclave
# Pre-conclave

Frontrunners emerge in last day of pre-conclave talks

Mar 11th 2013, 1:45 PM 9,053 Views 38 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Mar 4th 2013, 9:15 AM 6,539 Views 112 Comments

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
# NEW POPE
# NEW POPE

The next Pope: Cardinals gather for pre-conclave talks

Mar 4th 2013, 8:00 AM 3,174 Views 12 Comments

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
# Ex Benedict
# Ex Benedict

Cardinals begin process of arranging conclave to elect new pope

Mar 1st 2013, 11:32 AM 5,089 Views 35 Comments

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
# Sede Vacante
# Sede Vacante

Two popes, two resignations: Benedict XVI and Celestine V‎

Mar 1st 2013, 7:15 AM 8,825 Views 15 Comments

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
# Ex Benedict
# Ex Benedict

Benedict XVI formally steps down as leader of Catholic Church

Feb 28th 2013, 7:10 PM 9,122 Views 131 Comments

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

10 most annoying replies the Pope got on Twitter
# Pontifex
From The Daily Edge
# Pontifex

10 most annoying replies the Pope got on Twitter

Feb 28th 2013, 12:31 PM 15,459 Views 38 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 28th 2013, 8:03 AM 4,220 Views 67 Comments

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

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

Anyone want to buy some 2014 Pope Benedict calendars?

Feb 27th 2013, 6:30 PM 6,254 Views 24 Comments

“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
# Arrivederci
# Arrivederci

Benedict XVI holds final address before stepping down as pope

Feb 27th 2013, 12:27 PM 4,702 Views 70 Comments

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
# Retirement
# Retirement

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

Feb 27th 2013, 12:19 PM 6,043 Views 13 Comments

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

Pope to hold his final Vatican audience ahead of departure
# One Last Time
# One Last Time

Pope to hold his final Vatican audience ahead of departure

Feb 27th 2013, 8:14 AM 2,948 Views 79 Comments

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
# Conclave
# Conclave

Benedict changes rules to allow Conclave to start earlier

Feb 25th 2013, 1:16 PM 6,808 Views 52 Comments

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...
# Vatileaks
# Vatileaks

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

Feb 25th 2013, 12:26 PM 11,001 Views 15 Comments

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
# Pope Benedict XVI
# Pope Benedict XVI

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

Feb 24th 2013, 3:39 PM 4,382 Views 105 Comments

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

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

Pope Benedict will remain in 'spiritual proximity' after his resignation
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

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

Feb 23rd 2013, 12:35 PM 5,106 Views 69 Comments

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
# Ex Benedict
# Ex Benedict

Report: Pope decided to resign after internal report on adultery

Feb 21st 2013, 1:13 PM 24,958 Views 118 Comments

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
# Pope Resigns
# Pope Resigns

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

Feb 17th 2013, 3:55 PM 17,117 Views 139 Comments

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
# Sacred Heart
# Sacred Heart

Vatican admits Pope had secret heart operation three months ago

Feb 12th 2013, 8:11 PM 19,472 Views 101 Comments

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
# Pope Resigns
# Pope Resigns

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

Feb 12th 2013, 6:15 AM 4,838 Views 8 Comments

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
# Sede Vacante
# Sede Vacante

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

Feb 11th 2013, 9:30 PM 9,797 Views 48 Comments

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
# Sede Vacante
# Sede Vacante

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

Feb 11th 2013, 8:10 PM 12,703 Views 57 Comments

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
# The Pope
# The Pope

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

Feb 11th 2013, 1:22 PM 3,824 Views 31 Comments

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
# Reaction
# Reaction

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

Feb 11th 2013, 12:46 PM 13,678 Views 76 Comments

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
# The Pope

In pictures: From Cardinal Ratzinger to Pope Benedict XVI

Feb 11th 2013, 12:44 PM 8,793 Views 21 Comments

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
# Vatican
# Vatican

Vatican receives around 600 abuse cases every year, says prosecutor

Feb 6th 2013, 8:43 PM 3,826 Views 14 Comments

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
# Appointments
# Appointments

Dublin priest Brendan Leahy appointed as new Bishop of Limerick

Jan 10th 2013, 6:19 PM 5,361 Views 35 Comments

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?
# Abortion
# Abortion

What did the Pope say about abortion yesterday?

Jan 8th 2013, 8:34 AM 8,914 Views 109 Comments

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
# Vatican
# Vatican

Bank card payments suspended in Vatican

Jan 3rd 2013, 6:04 PM 12,387 Views 41 Comments

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"
# Gay Marriage
# Gay Marriage

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

Dec 22nd 2012, 12:23 PM 13,366 Views 113 Comments

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

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