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  • Musical Depicts the Life of John Paul II Musical Depicts the Life of John Paul II - 7 Aug 2013
    For several months now, an Italian production company has been adding finishing touches on a grand musical production on the life of Karol Wojtyla...
  • Pope Francis: Hypocrisy is Cowardly Pope Francis: Hypocrisy is Cowardly - 20 Jun 2013
    During his daily morning Mass at the Vatican's Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis described hypocrisy as a 'sin against the Holy Spirit.' Many people, the Pope said, brag about themselves ...
  • Vatican Releases Pope's Schedule for Holy Week Vatican Releases Pope's Schedule for Holy Week - 27 Mar 2013
    It is the most awaited times in Christendom. The celebration of the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ in Holy Week. For the first time, Pope Francis will spend it in Rome.
  • New Pope greets the World Francis I New Pope greets the World Francis I - 15 Mar 2013
    Just moments after being elected, the new Pope of the Catholic Church, Francis I, gave his first Papal 'Urbi et Orbi' blessing as he stood on the balcony overlooking St. Peter's Square.
  • White Smoke! Pope Has Been Elected White Smoke! Pope Has Been Elected - 15 Mar 2013
    The famous 'Habemus Papam' will be heard around the world in just a few moments. The white smoke means that a cardinal received at least two thirds of the vote, meaning 77 ballots.
  • Why do Popes Change Their Name? Why do Popes Change Their Name? - 13 Mar 2013
    The change of name for Popes has a theological explanation rooted in the Bible. God changed the name of all people he assigned special mission to, such as Abraham...
  • A look at the History of the Conclave A look at the History of the Conclave - 12 Mar 2013
    It all happens here in the Sistine Chapel. Surrounded by the priceless art of Michelangelo, cardinals come together to elect a Pope.
  • Length of Benedict XVI Pontificate Length of Benedict XVI Pontificate - 12 Feb 2013
    By the time his resignation goes into effect on February 28, Benedict XVI will have spent 2873 days at the helm of the Catholic Church.
  • Biography of Benedict XVI Biography of Benedict XVI - 12 Feb 2013
    Despite being a close aid of John Paul II for 23 years, little is known about the life of Joseph Ratzinger.
  • The Vatican's Gorgeous George The Vatican's Gorgeous George - 18 Jan 2013
    The Pope's personal secretary has been known to turn heads due to what has been described as his "film star looks" but now he is gracing the front page of the up-market glossy magazine Vanity Fair.