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Pope to resign: Report
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Pope to resign: Report

Feb 11 2013, 5:32am CST | by

London, Feb 11 (IANS) The Pope is to resign at the end of February, BBC reported Monday.

London, Feb 11 — The Pope is to resign at the end of February, BBC reported Monday. The 85-year-old became Pope Benedict XVI in April 2005 after the death of John Paul II. The reasons behind his...

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Pope to resign: Report

Feb 11 2013, 5:32am CST | by

London, Feb 11 (IANS) The Pope is to resign at the end of February, BBC reported Monday.

London, Feb 11 — The Pope is to resign at the end of February, BBC reported Monday.

The 85-year-old became Pope Benedict XVI in April 2005 after the death of John Paul II.

The reasons behind his surprise resignation is yet to emerge.

The former Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger was 78 when he became the Pope.


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Vatican Donates 100,000 Euros for the Support of Auschwitz Memorial

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In a symbolic gesture, the Vatican has donated the sum of €100,000 ($127,000) to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation, becoming the 31st country to contribute to the fund. In his accompanying letter, Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin wrote: “Considering the significance of the goal of the Foundation and the support it received from the Polish government, the decision to send support in the amount of 100 thousand Euro has been taken. This sum is so modest du ...
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Pope 'At Risk of Assassination by ISIS'

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Pope Francis is at risk of assassination from ISIS, a top Iraqi diplomat has warned. Habeeb al Sadr, Iraqi ambassador to the Vatican, said that the terror group had issued “credible threats” to the kill the Pope, just days before he begins a visit to Albania. The Vatican has responded, however, by insisting that there is no threat to the Pope's safety, and he will not ride in a bullet-proof Popemobile used by his predecessor ...
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Pope Francis Invited to Visit Philadelphia in 2015

Sep 16 2014 11:56am CDT | Source: Big Government

This morning, Pope Francis received in audience the Archbishop of Philadelphia, Charles J. Chaput, who took the occasion to invite Francis to come to Philadelphia next September. The reason for the visit would be the 8th World Meeting of Families to take place in the City of Brotherly Love from September 22-27, 2015. On meeting Pope Francis, Archbishop Chaput drew attention to Philadelphia’s profound religious roots. He also mentioned ...
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Pope Benedict XVI's Regensburg Lecture On Islam Gets A Second Look In The Wake Of Islamic State

Sep 11 2014 8:20am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

(RNS) Eight years ago this Friday, Sept. 12, Pope Benedict XVI delivered a lecture at the University of Regensburg in Bavaria in which he seemed to diagnose Islam as a religion inherently flawed by fanaticism. It was an undiplomatic assertion, to say the least — especially coming a day after the 9/11 anniversary — and it sparked an enormous outcry among Muslims and came to be seen as one of a series of missteps that would plague Benedict’s papacy until he resigned last yea ...
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Vatican Reins in Sales of Papal Blessings

Sep 10 2014 9:08am CDT | Source: Big Government

As of December 31, 2014, the shops around Vatican City will no longer be selling the familiar parchment blessings from Pope Francis. In a letter dated April 12, 2014, Msgr. Konrad Krajewski, the Pope’s Almoner—or distributor of alms—announced the termination of a running agreement between the Vatican and local shops and bookstores to sell the parchment blessings. Since the pontificate of Leo XIII (1878-1903), the Vatican has ...
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San Diego Catholic Bishop Cirilio Flores Dies at 66

Sep 8 2014 7:26am CDT | Source: Big Government

Bishop Cirilo Flores, shepherd for San Diego and Imperial Counties' nearly one million Catholic faithful, passed away Saturday afternoon, Sept. 6, at the age of 66. Flores was born and raised in Corona, California, the third of six children of Armida, a high-school dropout, and Cirilo, an immigrant from Sinaloa, Mexico. When his parents were unable to afford to send him to the Catholic Notre Dame High School in Riverside, the Knights of Columbus--a Catholic fraternal organization--paid hi ...
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6 weeks ago

Pro-Life, Catholic, Anti Gay Marriage Labour MP Dies Aged 73

Sep 7 2014 9:00am CDT | Source: Big Government

Member of Parliament Jim Dobbin has died, reports the BBC, while on a visit to Poland with the Council of Europe this weekend. Dobbin, who was 73 when he passed away, was the MP for Heywood and Middleton – a more or less solid Labour seat in the Greater Manchester area. He had a parliamentary majority of nearly 6,000 in 2010, though the Electoral Calculus website suggests that this may have almost doubled at the General Election next year. Labour Party leader ...
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