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Pope emeritus Benedict XVI to mark 65th anniversary as priest with ceremony

Jun 15, 2016

Pope emeritus Benedict XVI to mark 65th anniversary as priest with ceremony

Retired Pope Benedict XVI will mark his 65th anniversary as a priest with a Vatican ceremony attended by Pope Francis #NewsTracker #Vatican City #Benedict XVI #Pope Francis #Joseph Ratzinger Foundation #George Weigel
Pope Francis and the Grand Imam exchange hugs and gifts at Vatican

May 23, 2016

Pope Francis and the Grand Imam exchange hugs and gifts at Vatican

Pope Francis met the grand imam of Cairo's Al-Azhar Mosque at the Vatican on Monday in a historic encounter that was sealed with a hugely symbolic hug. #NewsTracker #Rome #Peace #Vatican #catholics #Benedict XVI #Pope Francis #Grand Imam #Al-Azhar #Historic #Sunni Islam
'Put mercy before judgement': Pope Francis opens 'Holy Door', launches Catholic Jubilee

Dec 08, 2015

'Put mercy before judgement': Pope Francis opens 'Holy Door', launches Catholic Jubilee

Pope Francis on Tuesday launched an extraordinary Catholic Jubilee year of mercy by opening a "Holy Door" in the walls of St Peter's, embracing a 700-year-old tradition as he urged his Church to reach out to the modern world. #NewsTracker #Vatican City #Mercy #Joseph Ratzinger #Benedict XVI #Holy See #Pope Francis #John Paul II #Catholic Jubilee
Pope Francis celebrates Mass in honour of Charlie Hebdo massacre victims

Jan 08, 2015

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in honour of Charlie Hebdo massacre victims

Pope Francis has celebrated a Mass in memory of the victims of the Charlie Hebdo massacre, decrying the "human cruelty" that people are capable of. #India #France #NewsTracker #Charlie Hebdo #Benedict XVI #Pope Francis
Pope blasts abortion, encourages Catholic doctors to refuse to perform them

Sep 20, 2013

Pope blasts abortion, encourages Catholic doctors to refuse to perform them

Pope Francis offered an olive branch of sorts to the doctrine-minded, conservative wing of the Catholic Church on Friday as he denounced abortion as a symptom of today's "throw-away culture" and encouraged Catholic doctors to refuse to perform them #Catholic #Abortion #Benedict XVI #Pope Francis #Catholicism #Anti-abortion #John Paul II
Benedict XVI returns to Vatican for first time

May 02, 2013

Benedict XVI returns to Vatican for first time

Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI came home to the Vatican on Thursday for the first time since he resigned on February 28, beginning an unprecedented era for the Catholic Church of having a retired pontiff living alongside a reigning one. #World #Vatican #Benedict XVI #Castel Gandolfo #Pope Francis
Pope indicates action against sex abuse in Roman Catholic Church

Apr 05, 2013

Pope indicates action against sex abuse in Roman Catholic Church

The Vatican said in a statement on Friday that the pope has urged the Congregation of the Doctrine of Faith to "act with determination with regard to cases of sexual abuse." #NewsTracker #Sexual abuse #Benedict XVI #Pope Francis #Roman Catholica #Congregation of the Doctrine of Faith
How does the Papal Conclave elect the new Pope?

Mar 12, 2013

How does the Papal Conclave elect the new Pope?

With the Papal Conclave beginning on Tuesday, speculation is rife over who will replace Benedict XVI as the next head of Vatican. Here is a video that explains how the Pope is elected. #NewsTracker #Vatican #College of Cardinals #Papal conclave #Benedict XVI
How does a pope put in his resignation? All you need to know

Feb 12, 2013

How does a pope put in his resignation? All you need to know

Pope Benedict XVI announced his retirement on 11 February citing deteriorating health and his inability to carry on his mission. #HowThisWorks #Rome #Vatican #Benedict XVI
Two Kerala cardinals among those to vote for new Pope

Feb 11, 2013

Two Kerala cardinals among those to vote for new Pope

Two cardinals from Kerala are among the four from the country to leave for Vatican to cast their vote in elections for a new pope to replace Pope Benedict XVI. #Kerala #NewsTracker #Benedict XVI #Sistine Chapel #Archbishop of Ernakulam-Angamaly #Syro-Malabar Church