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The Two Popes movie review: Anthony Hopkins-Jonathan Pryce Netflix film is a charming affirmation of faith
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The Two Popes movie review: Anthony Hopkins-Jonathan Pryce Netflix film is a charming affirmation of faith

The Two Popes shows a Catholic Church at the crossroads, and the choices it must make to stay relevant to 1.2 billion people around the globe.

Vatican clarifies Pope's 'admission' on issue of 'sexual slavery' of nuns, says pontiff referred to power abuse, manipulation
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Vatican clarifies Pope's 'admission' on issue of 'sexual slavery' of nuns, says pontiff referred to power abuse, manipulation

The Vatican on Wednesday clarified comments by Pope Francis about a case of what he called "sexual slavery" within a French congregation of nuns, saying he was referring to an abuse of power that was reflected in instances of sexual abuse.

Pope Francis knew about disgraced US cardinal Theodore McCarrick's sex abuse behaviour in 2013, claims ex-Vatican diplomat in letter
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Pope Francis knew about disgraced US cardinal Theodore McCarrick's sex abuse behaviour in 2013, claims ex-Vatican diplomat in letter

The Vatican's retired ambassador to the United States accused senior Vatican officials of knowing as early as 2000 that the disgraced former archbishop of Washington, Theodore McCarrick, regularly invited seminarians into his bed but was made a cardinal regardless.

Despite popes' commitment, still much to do to stop paedophile priests: Vatican
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Despite popes' commitment, still much to do to stop paedophile priests: Vatican

Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi said "sensationalism" surrounding the Oscar-winning film Spotlight and hearings into an alleged cover-up of abuse by Cardinal George Pell in Rome had given the public the wrong impression.

Vatican bank shakeup expected as Pope Francis mulls reform
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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.

Pope Francis presides over historic day of four popes
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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.

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

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

Benedict denies he was pressured to resign as Pope
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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.

For first time in 600 years, Popes meet for lunch: What will they discuss?
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For first time in 600 years, Popes meet for lunch: What will they discuss?

The Vatican is downplaying the luncheon in keeping with Benedict's desire to remain "hidden from the world."

Conclave to elect new pope to begin on Tuesday
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Conclave to elect new pope to begin on Tuesday

The conclave date was set on Friday afternoon during a vote by the College of Cardinals. Tuesday will begin with a Mass in the morning in St Peter's Basilica, followed by the first balloting in the afternoon.

Pope leaves Vatican, says he's a simple pilgrim
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Pope leaves Vatican, says he's a simple pilgrim

Pope Benedict XVI has greeted the faithful for the last time as pope, telling well-wishers gathered at the Vatican's vacation retreat that he is beginning the final stage of his life as a "simple pilgrim," hours before he becomes the first pontiff in 600 years to resign.

Images: Thousands bid Pope Benedict farewell at his last general audience
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Images: Thousands bid Pope Benedict farewell at his last general audience

Pope Benedict XVI basked in an emotional sendoff on Wednesday at his final general audience in St Peter’s Square, recalling moments of “joy and light” during his papacy. Tens of thousands of people toting banners saying “Grazie!” — “Thank you” — jammed the piazza in Rome to bid him farewell.

How should history judge Pope Benedict's legacy?
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How should history judge Pope Benedict's legacy?

There are two sides of the religious coin: internal and external. The external is what is retiring; it is what we see, interact with, and disagree with. We see glimpses of the internal, but may never truly "know" it. Perhaps this retirement will let us.

At times it seemed like the Lord was sleeping, says Pope in emotional farewell
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At times it seemed like the Lord was sleeping, says Pope in emotional farewell

Pope Benedict bid an emotional farewell at his last general audience on Wednesday, saying he understood the gravity of his decision to become the first pontiff to resign in 600 years but that he had done it for the good of the Roman Catholic Church.

In an emotional farewell speech, Pope recalls 'joy' of papacy and difficulties
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In an emotional farewell speech, Pope recalls 'joy' of papacy and difficulties

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.

Pope Benedict XVI to preside over final general audience
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Pope Benedict XVI to preside over final general audience

Some 50,000 tickets have been requested for Benedict's final master class in St Peter's Square; thousands more people are expected to pack the main boulevard leading to the piazza to watch Wednesday's audience on giant TV screens.

Pope Benedict to be called 'emeritus pope,' wear white
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Pope Benedict to be called 'emeritus pope,' wear white

Benedict's title and what he will wear have been a major source of speculation since the 85-year-old pontiff stunned the world and announced he would resign Thursday, the first pope to do so in 600 years.

Huge crowds witness Pope's last Sunday blessing at Vatican
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Huge crowds witness Pope's last Sunday blessing at Vatican

The last chance for a Sunday blessing from Pope Benedict XVI from his studio window drew a huge crowd to St. Peter's Square.

The Pope's @Pontifex account to exit Twitter with his resignation
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The Pope's @Pontifex account to exit Twitter with his resignation

It's not even been three months since his Twitter account was launched with much gusto, but Pope Benedict XVI’s presence as @Pontifex is set to end as he...