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Tagle believers say he may still become Pope someday

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Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle. AP FILE PHOTO

People who personally knew Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle in his hometown, Imus City in Cavite, said they supported the cardinal although he was not elected Pope.

Posted: March 14th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Crazy days in Rome with papal and political void

This March 1, 2013 photo shows a billboard with a torn poster of Pope Benedict XVI, with writing reading in Italian "You'll always be with us, Thank you", in Rome. These are crazy days in Rome - where limbo reigns in parliament and papacy. Italy is usually a pretty anarchic place, with people bucking rules on everything from crossing the street to paying taxes. But the anarchy’s going a bit far: Who's running the country? Who's running the church? Nobody really knows. (AP Photo/Joji Sakurai)

These are crazy days in Rome — where limbo reigns in parliament and papacy.

Posted: March 7th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Benedict’s resignation: hints were there all along

Pope Benedict XVI greets pilgrims at the end of his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013. Pope Benedict XVI basked in an emotional sendoff Wednesday at his final general audience in St. Peter's Square, recalling moments of "joy and light" during his papacy but also times of great difficulty. He also thanked his flock for respecting his decision to retire. AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia

Benedict XVI stunned the world when he announced Feb. 11 he would resign as pope. But in retrospect, all the signs were there, and they even accelerated in recent months. Here’s a look at the hints Benedict dropped starting in 2005, his first year as pope, indicating that unlike his predecessors over 600 years, his papacy would end in retirement, not death.

Posted: March 2nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Pope legacy: Teacher who returned to church roots

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FILE - This Sept. 6, 2006 file photo shows Pope Benedict XVI wearing a "saturno hat", inspired by the ringed planet Saturn, to shield himself from the sun as he waves to the crowd of faithful prior to his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican. (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito, files)

On Monday, April 4, 2005, a priest walked up to the Renaissance palazzo housing the Vatican’s doctrine department and asked the doorman to call the official in charge: It was the first day of business after Pope John Paul II had died, and the cleric wanted to get back to work.

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

Conclave brings out cardinals’ dirty laundry

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In this Feb. 6, 2008 file photo , Cardinal Roger Mahony officiates during Ash Wednesday services at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles. Popular pressure is mounting in the U.S. and Italy to keep California Cardinal Roger Mahony away from the conclave to elect the next pope because of his role shielding sexually abusive priests, a movement targeting one of the most prominent of a handful of compromised cardinals scheduled to vote next month. AP/Nick Ut

Popular pressure is mounting in the U.S. and Italy to keep California Cardinal Roger Mahony away from the conclave to elect the next pope because of his role shielding sexually abusive priests, a movement targeting one of the most prominent of a handful of compromised cardinals scheduled to vote next month.

Posted: February 21st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,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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