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Pope’s One Lung Enough for Healthy Life, Say Doctors

March 14, 2013, 5:37 am

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 [...]

New Pope Francis I: Jorge Bergoglio Archbishop of Buenos Aires

March 13, 2013, 3:22 pm

The first pope from South America, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Archbishop of Buenos Aires, has been announced.

Conclave Has Chosen New Pope, Smoke Signals

March 13, 2013, 2:49 pm

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 [...]

The Pope’s Resignation: Its Place in History

March 1, 2013, 11:42 am

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.

Zhen Shan Ren Exhibition Linked with Spirituality and the Holocaust

February 28, 2013, 7:12 pm

The Art of Zhen Shan Ren is described as neo-renaissance and has associations with the European Renaissance of the 15th and 16th centuries.

Past Pope Resignations: Reasons and Effects

February 28, 2013, 2:21 pm

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 Next Pope: Five Most Popular Contenders

February 27, 2013, 3:12 pm

The world of papal betting gives and unlikely window into the most popular candidates.

The Pope: Retiring the Papal Wardrobe

February 27, 2013, 10:28 am

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 [...]

Pope’s Exit: What’s Next for the Vatican?

February 27, 2013, 10:15 am

It is uncertain who will succeed Pope Benedict XVI, but it is certain that whoever it is will take over a troubled Curia.

Pope Reflects on Weight of his Oath

February 27, 2013, 8:56 am

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 [...]


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