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Folksy pope wins more hearts with first Angelus

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Pope Francis AP PHOTO

Pope Francis on Sunday underscored his man-of-the-people approach with his first Angelus prayer as pontiff, taking a folksy tone in front of 150,000 enthusiastic pilgrims in St. Peter’s Square.

Posted: March 18th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Pope readies departure after emotional public farewell

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Pope Benedict XVI. AP FILE PHOTO

Pope Benedict XVI was spending his last night in his Vatican apartments Thursday after bidding an emotional farewell to 150,000 pilgrims in St Peter’s Square on the eve of his historic resignation.

Posted: February 28th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Pope decree allows earlier conclave—Vatican

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Pope Benedict XVI AP PHOTO

The Vatican said Monday that Pope Benedict XVI, who resigns on Thursday, has signed a special decree giving cardinals “the possibility to bring forward” a conclave to elect his successor.

Posted: February 26th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Deep rifts set up drawn-out papal vote—experts

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Pope Benedict XVI. AP

What would appear at first glance to be a cakewalk for a staunch conservative, to follow in the footsteps of Pope Benedict XVI, will be anything but Vatican experts say.

Posted: February 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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