Pope Benedict XVI

White Smoke as Pope Francis is Elected
White smoke is coming from the Sistine Chapel chimney, signifying a new Pope has been elected.  The new leader of the Catholic church is Pope Francis; Cardinal Bergoglio from Argentina.
Who Are the Candidates to Become the Next Pope?
This week at the Vatican in Rome, cardinals from around the world are convening to elect the next pope, which could happen any day now. Who is most likely to succeed Pope Benedict XIV? As of now, there is no clear favorite, but a few cardinals have emerged as the top choices in various betting marke…
Pope Benedict XVI Departs, Bookies Bet on Replacement
Pope Benedict XVI officially stepped down on Thursday, becoming the first pontiff in 600 years to leave the job in something other than a casket. As Benedict flew off into the sunset to begin a new life of prayer and study, Roman Catholic cardinals started gathering around the world to pick his succ…
Hallelujah! Pope Benedict Joins Twitter
Pope Benedict XVI may be the leader of the worldwide Catholic Church with a tradition dating back more than 2,000 years, but that doesn't mean he's not up on the latest technology. In fact, the Vatican recently revealed the pope's Twitter handle and said that he'll start tweeting…

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