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Rome Adjusts to Life Without a Pope as Cardinals Prepare for Conclave

Rome Adjusts to Life Without a Pope as Cardinals Prepare for Conclave

TIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images(ROME) — Around Rome Friday, there were subtle signs of the profound change taking place here.One day after Pope Benedict’s historic resignation as head of the Catholic Church, the Vatican released footage of the pap…

LA Cardinal Will Attend Conclave Despite Criticism

LA Cardinal Will Attend Conclave Despite Criticism

Eric Thayer/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Los Angeles Cardinal Roger Mahony has made it clear that he plans to attend the upcoming conclave to elect a new pope. His decision has received widespread criticism.“It sends the wrong message,” said K…

Pope Pardons Former Butler

Pope Pardons Former Butler

Franco Origlia/Getty Images(VATICAN CITY) — Pope Benedict has pardoned his former butler, who was convicted of stealing and leaking sensitive Vatican documents. After meeting for around 15 minutes with his former butler in his cell, Pope Benedict deci…

Pope’s Butler Told Court He Leaked Private Documents for the Good of the Church

Pope’s Butler Told Court He Leaked Private Documents for the Good of the Church

L’Osservatore Romano Vatican Pool via Getty Images(VATICAN CITY) — Pope Benedict’s former butler took the stand at his own trial Tuesday to say that while he admits he took thousands of documents from the pope’s private apartments and leaked them to t…

Pope Benedict Visits Lebanon

Pope Benedict Visits Lebanon

Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images(BEIRUT) — On Saturday morning, Vatican flags were waved and confetti thrown by crowds lining the route taken by Pope Benedict’s popemobile as he headed to a meeting with government and religious leaders in Lebanon.To mark P…

Pope to Induct 22 Members into College of Cardinals Saturday

Pope to Induct 22 Members into College of Cardinals Saturday

TIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images(ROME) — Rome will be a sea of red on Saturday when Pope Benedict XVI inducts 22 new members into the College of Cardinals.In a ceremony in St. Peters Basilica, the new cardinals will approach the Pope one by one, kneeling…

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