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Meet the men who could succeed Pope Benedict XVI
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Meet the men who could succeed Pope Benedict XVI

Mar 13th 2013, 1:14 PM 44,648 Views 104 Comments

17 would-be contenders in the race for the papal office.

Explainer: How is a new Pope chosen?
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Explainer: How is a new Pope chosen?

Mar 12th 2013, 6:30 AM 20,376 Views 61 Comments

There are currently 209 members of the College of Cardinals – but only 115 of them get a vote in choosing the new pontiff.

Cardinals begin process of arranging conclave to elect new pope
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Cardinals begin process of arranging conclave to elect new pope

Mar 1st 2013, 11:32 AM 5,092 Views 35 Comments

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

Benedict XVI formally steps down as leader of Catholic Church
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Benedict XVI formally steps down as leader of Catholic Church

Feb 28th 2013, 7:10 PM 9,125 Views 131 Comments

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

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

Feb 28th 2013, 8:03 AM 4,225 Views 67 Comments

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.

Benedict XVI holds final address before stepping down as pope
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Benedict XVI holds final address before stepping down as pope

Feb 27th 2013, 12:27 PM 4,703 Views 70 Comments

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

Pope to hold his final Vatican audience ahead of departure
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Pope to hold his final Vatican audience ahead of departure

Feb 27th 2013, 8:14 AM 2,949 Views 79 Comments

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.

Report: Pope decided to resign after internal report on adultery
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Report: Pope decided to resign after internal report on adultery

Feb 21st 2013, 1:13 PM 24,969 Views 118 Comments

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

Pope calls for Catholic Church to 'renew' as thousands flock to prayers
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Pope calls for Catholic Church to 'renew' as thousands flock to prayers

Feb 17th 2013, 3:55 PM 17,120 Views 139 Comments

The Vatican said over 50,000 people had turned out to see the pope for his Sunday Angelus, while local authorities put the number at over 100,000.

Vatican admits Pope had secret heart operation three months ago
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Vatican admits Pope had secret heart operation three months ago

Feb 12th 2013, 8:11 PM 19,477 Views 101 Comments

The Vatican said the operation had nothing to do with the Pope’s decision to resign.

A 12-century Irish saint reckons the next pope is the last
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A 12-century Irish saint reckons the next pope is the last

Feb 12th 2013, 3:10 PM 51,836 Views 87 Comments

St Malachy – the first Irish saint to be canonised by a pope – had a prophecy concerning every pope between then and now.

The best memes about the Pope's resignation
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The best memes about the Pope's resignation

Feb 12th 2013, 11:36 AM 30,199 Views 19 Comments

Father Ted references ahoy.

Eight years: A timeline of Pope Benedict's key moments
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Eight years: A timeline of Pope Benedict's key moments

Feb 12th 2013, 6:15 AM 4,857 Views 8 Comments

The highlights of Pope Benedict XVI’s papacy, from 2005 to today.

Archbishop Martin: It's amazing the pope had continued until now
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Archbishop Martin: It's amazing the pope had continued until now

Feb 11th 2013, 4:15 PM 7,999 Views 79 Comments

The Archbishop of Dublin notes that it had been clear that Benedict XVI’s health had been in decline for the past month.

Do popes resign?
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Do popes resign?

Feb 11th 2013, 1:54 PM 9,625 Views 25 Comments

Or is today’s announcement without precedent?

Taoiseach extends 'best wishes' to Pope, President writes Pontiff a letter
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Taoiseach extends 'best wishes' to Pope, President writes Pontiff a letter

Feb 11th 2013, 1:22 PM 3,828 Views 31 Comments

Enda Kenny clashed with the Catholic Church in the last two years, slamming the “the dysfunction, the disconnection, the elitism that dominates the Vatican today” after the Cloyne report in 2011.

Incredulity, shock and humility - The world reacts to Pope Benedict's resignation
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Incredulity, shock and humility - The world reacts to Pope Benedict's resignation

Feb 11th 2013, 12:46 PM 13,681 Views 76 Comments

Today’s announcement caught the world unawares. Here’s some of the initial reactions.

In pictures: From Cardinal Ratzinger to Pope Benedict XVI
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In pictures: From Cardinal Ratzinger to Pope Benedict XVI

Feb 11th 2013, 12:44 PM 8,797 Views 21 Comments

The life and times of the 265th Pope.

Pope’s brother: Pontiff was 'considering resignation for months'
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Pope’s brother: Pontiff was 'considering resignation for months'

Feb 11th 2013, 12:13 PM 9,809 Views 22 Comments

Fr Georg Ratzinger says his brother’s doctors had advised him against transatlantic travel. “At his age my brother wants more rest.”

Pope Benedict resigns, cites 'advanced age' and deteriorating health
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Pope Benedict resigns, cites 'advanced age' and deteriorating health

Feb 11th 2013, 10:58 AM 58,797 Views 312 Comments

He said that his “advanced age” and deteriorating strength were the main reasons for his retirement.