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#Pope Benedict

From TheJournal.ie Ex-pope Benedict XVI blames clerical sex abuse on 1960s sexual revolution Sex Abuse Scandals

Ex-pope Benedict XVI blames clerical sex abuse on 1960s sexual revolution

Benedict has written a 6,000-word essay for Klerusblatt, a German monthly magazine for clergy.

From TheJournal.ie Vatican communications chief quits over row about letter written by retired pope Pope Benedict

Vatican communications chief quits over row about letter written by retired pope

Monsignor Dario Vigano was accused of manipulating a private letter written by Benedict XVI about Pope Francis.

From TheJournal.ie Councillor calls for action on hate crime after being sent homophobic letter Homophobia

Councillor calls for action on hate crime after being sent homophobic letter

Inside the package Francis Timmons received was a picture of Pope Benedict, a letter about World Family Day and a letter from Pope Francis.

From TheJournal.ie At least 231 children abused at Catholic boys' choir run by Pope Benedict's brother Regensburger Domspatzen

At least 231 children abused at Catholic boys' choir run by Pope Benedict's brother

George Ratzinger, Benedict’s older brother, ran the famous Regensburg choir from 1964 to 1994.

From TheJournal.ie Holocaust-denying bishop could be excommunicated for act of defiance Richard Williamson

Holocaust-denying bishop could be excommunicated for act of defiance

Bishop Richard Williamson is planning to consecrate a new Bishop without the Pope’s permission.

From TheJournal.ie Former Pope Benedict defrocked nearly 400 priests in two years for child abuse Catholic Church

Former Pope Benedict defrocked nearly 400 priests in two years for child abuse

Statistics for 2011-12 show a dramatic increase over the 171 priests removed in 2008 and 2009.

From TheJournal.ie Benedict XVI: 'God told me to resign' Divine Message

Benedict XVI: 'God told me to resign'

He is also quoted as saying that the “charisma” shown by his successor Pope Francis showed that the resignation was “God’s will”.

From TheJournal.ie RTÉ News chief 'satisified' with €167,000 cost of Pope coverage RTÉ

RTÉ News chief 'satisified' with €167,000 cost of Pope coverage

Kevin Bakhurst said the cost of covering the change of Pope was €100,000 less than on the last occasion in 2005.

From TheJournal.ie Pope urges Church to 'act with determination in cases of sexual abuse' Catholic Church

Pope urges Church to 'act with determination in cases of sexual abuse'

The Vatican continues to receive around 600 claims against abusive priests ever year. Today’s comments from Pope Francis were his first on the clerical sex abuse scandal since succeeding Pope Benedict last month.

From TheJournal.ie In Pictures: Pope Francis' inauguration Pope Francis This post contains images

In Pictures: Pope Francis' inauguration

In his address to the nearly 200,000 pilgrims the newly elected pope promised to embrace the “poorest, the weakest” of humanity.

From TheJournal.ie The next Pope: Cardinals gather for pre-conclave talks NEW POPE

The next Pope: Cardinals gather for pre-conclave talks

Cardinals gather for the general congregations today ahead of the start of the conclave to elect the next head of the Catholic Church.

From TheJournal.ie Cardinals begin process of arranging conclave to elect new pope Ex Benedict

Cardinals begin process of arranging conclave to elect new pope

The tweets from the @pontifex Twitter account have been removed, with the account dormant awaiting a new pontiff.

From TheJournal.ie Benedict XVI formally steps down as leader of Catholic Church Ex Benedict

Benedict XVI formally steps down as leader of Catholic Church

Cardinals will now meet to elect a successor, while the 85-year-old former Joseph Ratzinger will be known as ‘Pope Emeritus’.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Thursday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie Last day: Benedict XVI's papal powers expire at 7pm tonight All Over

Last day: Benedict XVI's papal powers expire at 7pm tonight

The pontiff will depart the Vatican later today to spend the next few months at the papal residence at Castel Gandolfo before he returns to the Vatican permanently to live a life of prayer and academic research.

From TheJournal.ie Benedict XVI holds final address before stepping down as pope Arrivederci

Benedict XVI holds final address before stepping down as pope

The 85-year-old enjoys an emotional sendoff, explaining his reasons for retiring and taking a final tour of St Peter’s Square.

From TheJournal.ie Pope to hold his final Vatican audience ahead of departure One Last Time

Pope to hold his final Vatican audience ahead of departure

Details of Pope Benedict’s life after his reign ends have emerged and include him swapping his trademark red shoes for a brown pair. His Fisherman’s Ring will also be destroyed.

From TheJournal.ie Pope not 'abandoning the Church' as 100,000 attend Sunday prayer Pope Benedict XVI

Pope not 'abandoning the Church' as 100,000 attend Sunday prayer

An emotional Pope Benedict XVI has delivered his last Sunday prayer in St Peter’s Square in Rome.

From TheJournal.ie Report: Pope decided to resign after internal report on adultery Ex Benedict

Report: Pope decided to resign after internal report on adultery

La Repubblica says a report presented in December detailed breaches of the ‘sixth and seventh commandments’.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Pope Benedict saw sense by retiring early, John Paul II should have too Opinion

Column: Pope Benedict saw sense by retiring early, John Paul II should have too

We need a pope that will listen to the wider church and wider world, writes Fr Seamus Ahearne, who reflects on the previous two popes’ achievements and failures.

From TheJournal.ie Top readers' comments of the week You Told Us

Top readers' comments of the week

Here’s our round-up of the best, the most popular and the most commented-on pieces from the past week. Did you make it in?

From TheJournal.ie Benedict's closest confidant to hold dual role under new pope New Boss

Benedict's closest confidant to hold dual role under new pope

Monsignor Georg Gaenswein, the pope’s personal secretary, will keep his old job but will also oversee the new pope’s household.

From TheJournal.ie In pictures: From Cardinal Ratzinger to Pope Benedict XVI The Pope This post contains images

In pictures: From Cardinal Ratzinger to Pope Benedict XVI

The life and times of the 265th Pope.

From The42 Snapshot: Pope resigns, Roy Keane reckons he could do a job Pope Roy

Snapshot: Pope resigns, Roy Keane reckons he could do a job

Well he is infallible, right?

From TheJournal.ie What did the Pope say about abortion yesterday? Abortion

What did the Pope say about abortion yesterday?

Was Benedict referring to Ireland when he spoke of laws that “unjustly alter the balance” between mother and baby?

8 of the weirdest meetings of 2012 Odd Couples This post contains videos

8 of the weirdest meetings of 2012

From Lady Gaga hanging out with Julian Assange to Tupac Shakur’s Coachella performance, here’s our shortlist of the stranger celebrity and political encounters of the year.

From TheJournal.ie Pope says mankind at stake over gay marriage Gay Marriage

Pope says mankind at stake over gay marriage

He said, “when God is denied, human dignity also disappears”.

From TheJournal.ie Gay rights activists protest at Pope's Sunday morning prayer Vatican

Gay rights activists protest at Pope's Sunday morning prayer

Demonstrators held placards condemning homophobia after Pope Benedict said same-sex unions “destabilise marriage”.

From TheJournal.ie Pope joins Twitter at @pontifex - but won't tweet until next week Follow Monday

Pope joins Twitter at @pontifex - but won't tweet until next week

Benedict XVI has registered seven accounts, each to allow tweeting in various languages – but won’t start yet.

What does the Pope's donkey denial mean for Christmas? Little Donkey This post contains videos

What does the Pope's donkey denial mean for Christmas?

In a new book, Pope Benedict has pointed out that there were no animals present at Jesus’ birth. Way to ruin the Christmas buzz!

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Friday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things to know on this rainy Friday morning…

From TheJournal.ie Catholic bishops were shown this alarmist video in the Vatican today Religion This post contains videos

Catholic bishops were shown this alarmist video in the Vatican today

A synod of bishops meeting in Rome was shown a YouTube ‘Muslim Demographics’ video which predicts an Islamic continent by 2050.

From TheJournal.ie Pope's ex-butler to take the stand in leaks trial today Vatican Leaks

Pope's ex-butler to take the stand in leaks trial today

Paolo Gabriele, 46, faces up to four years in prison if he is convicted of aggravated theft in the worst security breach in the Vatican’s recent history.

From TheJournal.ie Vatileaks: Pope's butler to stand trial tomorrow - but may be pardoned Vatileaks

Vatileaks: Pope's butler to stand trial tomorrow - but may be pardoned

Vatican watchers believe that Pope Benedict could pardon Paolo Gabriele for leaking sensitive papers to a journalist.

From TheJournal.ie Pope's butler to stand trial over Vatileaks scandal Vatican

Pope's butler to stand trial over Vatileaks scandal

Paolo Gabriele is accused of stealing secret documents and leaking them to the press.

From TheJournal.ie Vatican number two: Many journalists try to imitate Dan Brown Vatileaks

Vatican number two: Many journalists try to imitate Dan Brown

Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone has taken issue with the media’s coverage of the ongoing Vatileaks scandal drawing comparisons with the controversial fiction author Dan Brown.

From TheJournal.ie Pope's butler arrested over Vatican leaks - report Vatican

Pope's butler arrested over Vatican leaks - report

Vatican says man arrested today was caught in possession of secret documents.

From TheJournal.ie In full: Pope Benedict's Easter urbi et orbi address Urbi Et Orbi

In full: Pope Benedict's Easter urbi et orbi address

The full text of Pope Benedict’s Easter morning address the world’s Catholics, as delivered in Rome this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Pope Benedict will not attend Eucharistic Congress in Dublin Not Coming

Pope Benedict will not attend Eucharistic Congress in Dublin

The news was confirmed as the Pope appointed a Cardinal as his personal Legate to the event in June.

From TheJournal.ie Vatican calls off conference on medical use of stem cells Pope Benedict

Vatican calls off conference on medical use of stem cells

The Irish Stem Cell Foundation has expressed regret over the decision, saying the Vatican’s willingness to host the conference had been seen as the beginning of “a dialogue” on the issue.

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