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Pope names private secretary to No 2 economy spot

Last Updated: Monday, March 03, 2014, 22:25

Pope Francis has once again made politics personal, tapping his own private secretary to be the No 2 in the Vatican`s new economy secretariat.

Benedict denies he was pressured to resign

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 17:26

Retired Pope Benedict XVI has denied speculation that he was pressured to leave office, saying his decision was freely made and his alone.

Pope to prelates: No intrigue, favoritism, gossip

Last Updated: Sunday, February 23, 2014, 19:15

Pope Francis on Sunday gave his new cardinals what amounted to a code of conduct : "no intrigue, gossip, power pacts, favoritism."

Benedict toasts brother`s 90th with Mass, music

Last Updated: Thursday, January 16, 2014, 05:10

Vatican City news — Retired Pope Benedict XVI is marking a milestone of sorts.

Pope`s Twitter account attracts 10 million followers

Last Updated: Sunday, October 27, 2013, 20:53

Pope Francis welcomed news today that his Twitter account @pontifex had attracted more than 10 million followers.

Pope`s Twitter account attracts 10 million followers

Last Updated: Sunday, October 27, 2013, 19:45

Pope Francis welcomed news on Sunday that his Twitter account @pontifex had attracted more than 10 million followers.

Pope John Paul II closer to `sainthood`, second mirracle apporoved

Last Updated: Thursday, June 20, 2013, 13:26

Late Pope John Paul II has been confirmed to be steps away from `sainthood` after his second miracle for a Costa Rican woman who was suffering from severe brain injury was approved by commission of theologians.

Source confirms pope`s stance on Vatican `gay lobby`

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 20:42

A Latin American group which quoted the pope saying that there is a "gay lobby" in the Vatican confirmed the contents of the pontiff`s speech.

Has ex-Pope Benedict ‘halved in size’?

Last Updated: Friday, May 10, 2013, 15:21

Pope Emeritus Benedict’s deteriorating health has alarmed Archbishop of Cologne Joachim Meisner.

Practice what you preach: Pope to priests

Last Updated: Monday, April 15, 2013, 08:14

Pope Francis told priests to practice what they preach, saying the church`s credibility was on the line.

Pope chooses eight cardinals to advise him, study reforms

Last Updated: Saturday, April 13, 2013, 16:10

Pope Francis set up a group of eight cardinals from every continent to advise him about governing the church and study administrative reforms, the Vatican said.

Pope Francis refuses to live in papal apartment

Last Updated: Thursday, March 28, 2013, 09:05

Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires was elected the 266th pope by the conclave of cardinals on March 13.