Pope Benedict

One-Minute Read
02 May, 2013

Fears former pope's move back into Vatican could make him 'lightning rod' for Pope Francis' critics

19 Mar, 2013

Shy Argentine cardinal emerges as warm, engaging speaker who knows how to use the press

One-Minute Read
15 Mar, 2013

'He told me he'd become a priest if he couldn't marry me,' claims 76-year-old. 'Luckily I said no'

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12 Mar, 2013

The Archbishop of Milan is the name on many lips - there’s still no clear-cut frontrunner

In Depth
04 Mar, 2013

Expect the smoke to come next week: cardinals begin process of choosing Benedict's successor

One-Minute Read
27 Feb, 2013

Pontiff reveals he has struggled with 'burden' of role saying 'it seemed like the Lord was sleeping'

Pope Benedict in Malta
One-Minute Read
22 Feb, 2013

Italian newspaper claims Pope Benedict XVI's resignation is linked to an 'explosive' report