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‘Holy switcheroo! Batman Has Grown Bitter,’ Says Vatican Twitter Feed

March 22, 2013, 12:18 pm

“Holy switcheroo! Batman has grown bitter, more vengeful with the years,” Vatican Communications accidentally tweeted on March 21.

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.

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 [...]

Pope’s Final Audience (Photos)

February 27, 2013, 6:56 am

Pope Benedict XVI gave his final audience in St. Peter’s Square, Vatican City State, starting at 11 a.m. local time on Wednesday. The Pope will formally abdicate on Thursday, [...]

Pope Gives Final Audience

February 27, 2013, 5:51 am

Pope Benedict XVI gives his final audience to tens of thousands gathered at the Vatican. Vatican Radio reported that up to 200,000 are expected, with 50,000 having pre-registered.

Pope Benedict Says He is ‘No Longer Suited’ to be Pope

February 11, 2013, 11:56 am

Pope Benedict XVI said Monday that he would resign by the end of the month, citing concerns that he no longer has the strength to preside over more than one billion Catholics.

Man Climbs St. Peter’s Basilica in Protest

October 3, 2012, 12:41 pm

A man scaled the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican to protest against Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti’s economic policies and European Union-mandated [...]


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