Pope turned to God after snub by sweetheart Amalia Damonte

One-Minute Read Fri 15 Mar, AT 12:38

'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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Angelo Scola deemed favourite for Pope as cardinals huddle

Tue 12 Mar, AT 16:35 Andrea Vogt

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

It was no picnic being the Pope says Benedict, stepping down

One-Minute Read Wed 27 Feb, AT 13:25

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

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Pope quit after 'gay clergy network discovered in Vatican'

One-Minute Read Fri 22 Feb, AT 09:37

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

Peter Turkson not shy about his wish to become first black Pope

First Reaction Wed 13 Feb, AT 14:43

He's the bookies' favourite to replace Pope Benedict but his conservative views won't please the Left

The five men who are tipped to become the next Pope

Briefing Tue 12 Feb, AT 10:54

Pope Benedict says he won't interfere in the choice of his successor after announcing he is to step down

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Pope's decision to quit is act of brave 'self-sacrifice'

First Reaction Mon 11 Feb, AT 14:40

The man dubbed 'God’s Rottweiler' bows out at 85, sending shock waves through the Catholic faith

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