Pope’s one lung: Jorge Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, named Pope Francis on Wednesday, had a lung removed as a teenager, but this has not greatly affected his health and should [...]
The first pope from South America, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Archbishop of Buenos Aires, has been announced.
The smoke emerging from the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel chimney and the subsequent ringing of the bells on Wednesday has signaled that the Conclave has elected a new pope of the [...]
Whether this is the stuff of myth or legend we do not know, but like Celestine V, we can be certain that Benedict XVI’s resignation will leave it’s mark on history.
The Art of Zhen Shan Ren is described as neo-renaissance and has associations with the European Renaissance of the 15th and 16th centuries.
Pope Benedict XVI is only the second pope in the Church’s history we know to have resigned of his own free will—several others have stepped down under circumstances only [...]
The world of papal betting gives and unlikely window into the most popular candidates.
Nobody dresses quite like the pope. For Benedict XVI retirement means giving up his public life and the regalia that goes with it. The pope’s resignation is unprecedented, raising the question of which symbols of the papal office are most [...]
It is uncertain who will succeed Pope Benedict XVI, but it is certain that whoever it is will take over a troubled Curia.
Pope Benedict XVI’s address at his final weekly audience on Wednesday acknowledged the seriousness of his papal vow—its “always and forever”—while describing the [...]