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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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Former rebels, devout cheer as murdered …

SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero was beatified on Saturday, the final step before sainthood, 35 years after he was... ...

https://in.news.yahoo.com/former-rebels-devout-cheer-murdered-archbishop-beatified-el-174258359.html
Pune's bishop to complete 25 years in office, mass to be held tomorrow

Saint John Paul II first appointed Rev Thomas Dabre as Auxiliary Bishop of Bombay in 1990 and then in 1998, as the first Bishop of the newly built... ...

http://indianexpress.com/article/cities/pune/punes-bishop-to-complete-25-years-in-office-mass-to-be-held-tomorrow/
Catholic perspectives on balancing climate change with economic growth

A woman rides her bicycle through flooded streets in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam in October, 2014 International: Is economic growth the enemy of... ...

http://www.ucanindia.in/news/catholic-perspectives-on-balancing-climate-change-with-economic-growth/28992/daily
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Beijing: China's president warned in a key policy speech that religions must be independent from foreign influence, as the government asks domestic... ...

http://www.deccanchronicle.com/150521/world-neighbours/article/religions-must-be-free-foreign-influence-xi-jinping
Pope urges Chinese Catholics' allegiance to Rome

Vatican City, May 20 (AFP) Pope Francis called today on Chinese Catholics to remain attached to the "rock" on which the Church in Rome is built, in... ...

http://www.ptinews.com/news/6052673_Pope-urges-Chinese-Catholics--allegiance-to-Rome-.html

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