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Pope Francis Warns of Pessimism In Address to Cardinals

Pope Francis said Friday in his meeting with the cardinals that they must avoid pessimism and find the courage every day to spread the Gospel to all corners of the earth. continue reading »

Sister of Pope Francis Asks World to Pray for Him As He Adjusts to New Job

Jorge Mario Bergoglio, now Pope Francis, never wanted to be pontiff but will have to deal with the tough job he has been handed, his sister, Maria Elena Bergoglio, told Argentina's C5N cable news channel on Thursday. continue reading »

Pope Francis I Addresses Rome For First Time as Pope

Argentina's Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio addressed tens of thousands of the faithful in St. Peter's Square late Wednesday after being chosen as the new pope of the Roman Catholic Church continue reading »

Cardinals to Meet on March 4 Before Official Conclave

Cardinals will begin holding formal meetings starting March 4 as part of their preparations for a conclave to elect the new pope, the Vatican said Friday. continue reading »

Pope Benedict XVI to Live Rest of Life as Simple Pilgrim

Benedict XVI, the 265th successor to St. Peter at the helm of the Catholic Church, left the papacy on Thursday to become a simple "pilgrim who is starting the last phase of his pilgrimage on this earth." continue reading »

Pope Benedict XVI Says Good-Bye to the Public

Amongst throngs of supporters and devotees, Pope Benedict XVI bid farewell, holding his last public audience at the Vatican. The first pontiff to retire from office in 600 years will official step down tomorrow. continue reading »

Pope Benedict Requests Prayers From Followers

More than 100,000 people gathered Sunday, the first Sunday of Lent, in St. Peter's Square for Pope Benedict XVI's next-to-last Angelus prayer, listening attentively as the pontiff asked them to pray for him. continue reading »

Conclave to Elect New Pope May Begin Before March 15

The papal conclave to elect the successor to Pope Benedict XVI, who will step down on Feb. 28, could begin prior to March 15 if all the cardinal electors are in Rome before that date, Vatican Press Office Director Federico Lombardi said Saturday. continue reading »

Pope Benedict Made Personal Decision to Step Down

Pope Benedict XVI said here Wednesday that he decided to resign the papacy "in full freedom for the good of the Church." continue reading »

Pope Benedict To Tweet in Latin to Nearly 4,000 Followers

Pope Benedict XVI now has 3,730 followers on his Twitter account in Latin, two days ahead of his scheduled inaugural tweet, the Vatican said Friday. continue reading »

Pope’s Christmas Message:  Let Us Not Lose Hope for Peace

Pope Benedict XVI urged people in his Christmas Message on Tuesday to not lose hope that there will be peace in the world, saying that the birth of Christ "is a flowering of new life for all humanity." continue reading »

Pope Benedict to Celebrate Midnight Mass for the Millions of Faithful Around the World

Pope Benedict XVI will begin the traditional celebration of Christmas Eve Midnight Mass at 10:00 p.m. (2100 GMT) Monday in St. Peter's Basilica. continue reading »

Pope Benedict XVI Names 7 Saints, Including Spanish Nun

Pope Benedict XVI on Sunday proclaimed Spain's Mother Maria del Carmen Salles y Barangueras and six other people saints of the Roman Catholic Church in a ceremony witnessed by thousands of people in St. Peter's Square. continue reading »

Pope Names Spanish St. John of Avila a Doctor of the Church

Pope Benedict XVI on Sunday proclaimed Spanish St. John of Avila (1499-1569) and German St. Hildegarde of Bingen (1098-1179) "doctors" of the church, one of the Catholic Church's highest honors. continue reading »