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Vatican bank shakeup expected as Pope Francis mulls reform

Jul 02, 2014

Vatican bank shakeup expected as Pope Francis mulls reform

It was this time last year that the top two managers at the Institute for Religious Works were forced out after a Vatican monsignor with millions deposited in the bank was arrested in an alleged money-smuggling plot. #World #India #NewsTracker #Pope Benedict XVI #Pope Francis #Vatican bank #Von Freyberg
Pope Francis presides over historic day of four popes

Apr 27, 2014

Pope Francis presides over historic day of four popes

Pope Francis declared his two predecessors John XXIII and John Paul II saints on Sunday before hundreds of thousands of people in St. Peter's Square, an unprecedented ceremony made even more historic by the presence of retired Pope Benedict XVI. #NewsTracker #Pope Benedict XVI #Vatican #Pope Francis #John Paul II #John XXIII
Two living popes to honour two dead ones: All you need to know

Apr 27, 2014

Two living popes to honour two dead ones: All you need to know

In a historic match-up of papacies past and present, Pope Francis and emeritus Pope Benedict XVI will honor Popes John XXIII and John Paul II in the first ever canonization of two popes. #World #NewsTracker #Pope Benedict XVI #Vatican #Christianity #John Paul II #Pope Franics #John XXIII
I'm a great admirer of you: Barack Obama tells Pope Francis

Mar 27, 2014

I'm a great admirer of you: Barack Obama tells Pope Francis

"It is a great honor. I'm a great admirer," Obama said. "Thank you so much for receiving me." #United States #World #Barack Obama #Pope Benedict XVI #Pope Francis
Benedict denies he was pressured to resign as Pope

Feb 26, 2014

Benedict denies he was pressured to resign as Pope

Retired Pope Benedict XVI has denied speculation that he was pressured to resign, saying his decision was freely made and his alone. #NewsTracker #Vatican City #Pope Benedict XVI #Vatican #Roman Catholic Church #Pope Francis
Benedict denies he was pressured to resign as Pope

Sep 29, 2014

Pope Francis implores people to respect the elderly

With his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, looking on, the pontiff on Sunday celebrated senior citizens — and said that a nation that fails its elderly 'is a people with no future....
Benedict denies he was pressured to resign as Pope

Sep 28, 2014

Pope Francis joined by Benedict XVI for rare appearance in St Peter's Square

Thousands of people at St Peter's Square applauded when Francis told them that Benedict's living in papal retirement at the Vatican was 'like having a wise grandparent at home....
Benedict denies he was pressured to resign as Pope

Sep 28, 2014

Pope hails Benedict, other elderly at Vatican fest

Pope Francis on Sunday hailed the value of the elderly, including his predecessor Benedict XVI, who joined him at a ceremony in St. Peter's Square honoring the contribution of grandparents to society... #Pope Benedict XVI #Vatican City