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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.

Pope emeritus Benedict`s resignation hastened by World Cup

Last Updated: Saturday, March 01, 2014, 00:34

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.

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."

Pope defrocked 400 priests in 2 years

Last Updated: Saturday, January 18, 2014, 18:31

In his last two years as pope, Benedict XVI defrocked nearly 400 priests for raping and molesting children according to a document.

Pope defrocked 400 priests in 2 years

Last Updated: Saturday, January 18, 2014, 06:47

A document today shows Pope Benedict XVI defrocked nearly 400 priests over just two years for molesting children.

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.

Former pope secretly leaves Vatican to visit brother in hospital: Report

Last Updated: Saturday, January 04, 2014, 18:18

Former pope Benedict XVI secretly left his residence in the Vatican to visit his brother in hospital in Rome, La Stampa daily said Saturday.

Pope warns against mediocrity, gossip in Vatican

Last Updated: Saturday, December 21, 2013, 19:15

Pope Francis warned Vatican administrators on Friday that their work can take a downward spiral into mediocrity, gossip and bureaucratic squabbling if they forget that theirs is a professional vocation of service to the church.

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.

Ex-pope Benedict denies covering up sexual abuse

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 11:56

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.