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Mar 16, 2013

Pope Francis stumbles: Video of Vatican incident went viral

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Pope Francis I Credit: Vatican.va Pope Francis I slightly stumbles as he walked down the stairs after being introduced in front of a group of applauding Cardinals on Friday, March 15, 2013. The 266th pontiff luckily avoided falling down the carpeted floor as he was able to quickly regain his balance. A YouTube video showed […]


Mar 14, 2013

New pope elected, white smoke seen from Sistine Chapel chimney (Video)

New pope elected, white smoke seen from Sistine Chapel chimney (Video)
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Updated: March 14, 2013 4:40 a.m. Read New Pope Francis I speaks, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina, first pope from Latin America A new pope has been elected this Wednesday, March 13, 2013, after a white smoke was seen from the chimney of the Sistine Chapel, as shown in the video below. Thousands of […]


Mar 9, 2013

Papal conclave to vote for new pope starting Tuesday, March 12, Vatican announces

Papal conclave to vote for new pope starting Tuesday, March 12, Vatican announces
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Updated: March 14, 2013 3:15 a.m. Read New pope elected, white smoke seen from Sistine Chapel chimney (Video) The papal conclave that will elect a new pope will start early next week, Vatican announced this Friday. The next pope will be replacing Benedict XVI, who resigned from his post effective February 28, 2013, citing “lack […]


Mar 1, 2013

Pope’s retirement package includes monthly pension, new home, health care, but tweets deleted

Pope's retirement package includes monthly pension, new home, health care, but tweets deleted
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Pope’s retirement package will reportedly to include a monthly pension, a new home, and health care services to be paid by the Catholic Church. Pope Benedict XVI, who had his last day in his post on Thursday, February 28, 2013, has “pledged obedience” and respect to as whoever will be the next pope. Pope Benedict […]


Feb 18, 2013

Pope Benedict blind in one eye, German journalist suggests, next pope announcement may be sooner than expected

Pope Benedict blind in one eye, German journalist suggests, next pope announcement may be sooner than expected
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Updated: March 9, 2013 2:20 a.m. Read Papal conclave to vote for new pope starting Tuesday, March 12, Vatican announces Pope Benedict XVI may have gone blind in one eye, according to a German journalist, a week after the pope announced that he will resign from his post, which will be effective on Thursday, February […]


Feb 13, 2013

Next Pope application launched at Craigslist Rome job listing

Next Pope application launched at Craigslist Rome job listing
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Looking for a job? Well, a so-called next Pope application ad was launched at Craigslist Rome on Monday, February 11, 2013, on the same day that Pope Benedict XVI announced that he will resign, effective February 28, 2013, citing health reasons. A screenshot of the “job vacancy” is available below. “After the recent resignation of […]


Feb 11, 2013

Pope Resigns: Pope Benedict XVI Announces Resignation Effective February 28

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Pope Benedict XVI Credit: Vatican Radio Pope Benedict XVI on Monday, February 11, 2013 announces his resignation effective February 28, 2013 due to health reasons. Below is a full text of his declaration, as published on Vatican Radio website: Dear Brothers, I have convoked you to this Consistory, not only for the three canonizations, but […]


Dec 13, 2012

Pope tweets: Pope Benedict XVI answers questions via Twitter, now with over 1 million followers (Video)

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Pope Benedict XVI sent his first tweet using his official Twitter account (@Pontifex) this Wednesday, December 12, 2012, in front of a huge crowd of Catholics in Rome, as shown in the video below. The Pope tweets using eight Twitter accounts with different languages, including English, Spanish, and Italian. Pope Benedict XVI, sending his first […]


Nov 23, 2012

No animals in manger at Jesus’ birth, Pope Benedict XVI writes in final Jesus of Nazareth book

Pope new book Jesus of Nazareth
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The book Jesus of Nazareth: The Infancy Narratives has been released, where Pope Benedict XVI reportedly wrote that there were no animals in the manger, the place where Jesus Christ was born, noting that the traditional manger, or Nativity scene with animals such as cattle and donkeys are not based on facts. Jesus of Nazareth: […]


Mar 25, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI Visits Mexico en Route to Cuba, Urged Catholics to Listen to His Message of Peace

Pope Benedict XVI Visits Mexico en Route to Cuba, Urged Catholics to Listen to His Message of Peace
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Pope Benedict XVI visits Mexico for the first time en route to Cuba where he would also express his view about Cuba’s treatment of political dissenters. This was reported by various Mexican and international news sites, March 24, 2012.