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Succeeding Benedict XVI: How the new pope will be elected

The resignation of Pope Benedict XVI will set in motion preparations to elect a new pope. Pope Benedict XVI, who decided to step down citing failing health, will on Thursday become the first pope......

10 interesting facts about the Vatican and papacy

The resignation of Pope Benedict XVI -- the first pontiff to resign since the Middle Ages -- and the run up to the election of a new pope has once again brought the spotlight on the Vatican and the......

Photos: Inside Pope Benedict's GRAND retirement home

Pope Benedict XVI stepped down on Tuesday and as he left the papacy, he has begun his retirement in familiar surroundings -- the papal summer residence at Castel Gandolfo, at least for the next two......

PHOTOS: Benedict XVI's papacy ends, leaves Vatican

Pope Benedict XVI on Thursday left the Vatican for the last time as pontiff and flew by helicopter to the Vatican's vacation retreat Castel Gandolfo, a hilltop town southeast of the city.......

Pope Benedict's Final Farewell

A general view of a packed Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican, where Pope Benedict XVI held his last general audience on Wednesday. The weekly event, which would normally be held in a vast......

The Pope gets an iPod

A group of Vatican Radio employees gave Pope Benedict XVI an iPod nano loaded with special Vatican Radio programming and classical music. Now that Vatican Radio offers podcasts in eight different......

FAO seeks political will to eradicate hunger

The UN food agency has sought a  political and financial push to boost sustainable agriculture in poor countries and double global food production, saying that such a move would forge a world of......

Cars of the kings

It is good to be the president. It's better to be the king. But it's best to be the Pope. And that's not just because figureheads live in the power and the light, juggling fame and glory. No, the......

Bollywood wishes Lata Mangeshkar

Here's what your favourite Bollywood celebrities are tweeting. Bollywood stars took to Twitter to wish Lata Mangeshkar, who turned 83 today.Asha Bhosle shared a picture of them together and......

Vatican absolves Fab Four...finally!

Less than 50 years ago, in 1966, John Lennon outraged Catholics the world over for predicting the end of Christianity and saying that his group, The Beatles, were "more popular than Jesus". While......

Voldemort is no Potter fan!

Fans might wait eagerly for Harry Potter movies,but not Ralph Fiennes, who plays Lord Voldemort in the fourth instalment, Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire.Fiennes has made it clear that he......

Kasparov in 'Time 100' list

What he could not achieve during his chess playing days, legendary Garry Kasparov has done now by being included in 'Time 100' list of most influential people for the year 2007.The Russian......
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Pope Francis the manager - surprising, secretive, shrewd

By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Father Ernest Simoni, a 88-year-old Albanian, was watching Pope Francis on television this month... ...
Unsavory realities challenge Vatican-Beijing talks

Hong Kong: Hopes are high at the Vatican for a historic deal with Beijing on the appointment of bishops but a raft of obstacles including clergy... ...
Flowing in and out of the formal

Three solo shows challenge the traditional and conventional spaces inhabited by art A curatorial proposition brings three artists together in a... ...
The Pope just opened his summer retreat to the public; here's what all you can see there

While the entire estate is now open, the main draw is the pope's bedroom, one of the 20 marble-floored rooms in the private apartments overlooking... ...
Papal summer home

By | CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy It may come as a surprise to most people, but about 40 children were born in the bedroom of... ...

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