The monsignor who spearheaded the saint-making process for El Salvador's slain Archbishop Oscar Romero said on Wednesday it was Pope Benedict XVI and not Pope Francis who removed the final hurdle in the tortured, 35-year process.
The soccer World Cup taking place in Brazil this year indirectly prompted Benedict XVI to bring forward his resignation as pope by a year, his private secretary told a German newspaper on Friday.
In his last two years as pope, Benedict XVI defrocked nearly 400 priests for raping and molesting children according to a document.
A document today shows Pope Benedict XVI defrocked nearly 400 priests over just two years for molesting children.
Former pope Benedict XVI secretly left his residence in the Vatican to visit his brother in hospital in Rome, La Stampa daily said Saturday.
Former Pope Benedict has denied that he tried to cover up sexual abuse of children by Roman Catholic priests, in his first direct published comments since he stepped down.
Former Pope Benedict has said he resigned after "God told me to" during what he called a "mystical experience", a Catholic news agency reported.
Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI is expected to take up residence inside a renovated ex-monastery inside the Vatican, according to sources within the Holy See.
The 76-year-old Pope Francis`s first tweet had over 13,000 retweets within the first hours of posting.
Cardinals gathered at the Vatican from around the world are heading into second day of the Papal Conclave to elect a new Pope.
Cardinals and translators taking part in meetings in Rome ahead of a conclave to elect Pope Benedict`s successor have been sworn to silence, the Vatican said.
The Vatican authorities have revealed that former Pope Benedict XVI spent his first night in retirement watching TV after dinner and having a stroll around his new house.
The Pope probably wanted to avoid an SM Krishna-type error.
A man has scaled the scaffolding around St. Peter`s Square and draped a banner calling on Pope Benedict XVI to "Stop Terrorism."
Jesus was born several years earlier than commonly believed as the entire Christian calendar is based on a miscalculation, the Pope has declared.
The trial of Pope Benedict`s former butler, Paolo Gabriele, started on Saturday, which is one of the most embarrassing episodes in recent Vatican history.
Pope Benedict XVI` butler Paolo Gabriele, suspected of stealing the pontiff`s documents, will go on trial.
Paolo Gabriele, 46, is suspected of leaking highly sensitive documents addressed to Benedict XVI.
Benedict, one of the oldest popes in history, turns 85 on Monday, and he marks the seventh anniversary of his election as successor to the immensely popular John Paul II.
Pope Benedict restated the Roman Catholic Church`s ban on women priests and warned that he would not tolerate disobedience by clerics on fundamental teachings.
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