Pope Benedict

Instant Opinion: Isis is ‘very happy’ amid chaos in Iraq
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Instant Opinion: Isis is ‘very happy’ amid chaos in Iraq

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 14 January
14 Jan 2020
Retired Pope Benedict warns against relaxing celibacy rules
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Retired Pope Benedict warns against relaxing celibacy rules

Benedict says he ‘cannot keep silent’ on the issue in new book
14 Jan 2020
Plot to oust Pope Francis exposes rifts within the Church
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Plot to oust Pope Francis exposes rifts within the Church

Archbishop breaks cover and calls for pontiff to resign as ideological battle lines are drawn
29 Aug 2018
Two pope trouble: Benedict heads back to the Vatican
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Two pope trouble: Benedict heads back to the Vatican

Fears former pope's move back into Vatican could make him 'lightning rod' for Pope Francis' critics
2 May 2013
Media savvy Pope Francis is 'Ronald Reagan' of religion
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Media savvy Pope Francis is 'Ronald Reagan' of religion

Shy Argentine cardinal emerges as warm, engaging speaker who knows how to use the press
19 Mar 2013
Pope turned to God after snub by sweetheart Amalia Damonte
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Pope turned to God after snub by sweetheart Amalia Damonte

'He told me he'd become a priest if he couldn't marry me,' claims 76-year-old. 'Luckily I said no'
15 Mar 2013
Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Friday 1 Mar 2013
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Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Friday 1 Mar 2013

1 Mar 2013

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

Pontiff reveals he has struggled with 'burden' of role saying 'it seemed like the Lord was sleeping'
27 Feb 2013
POPE: Did gay clergy claim led to resignation?
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POPE: Did gay clergy claim led to resignation?

Italian newspaper claims Pope Benedict XVI's resignation is linked to an 'explosive' report
22 Feb 2013
Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Thursday 14 Feb 2013
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Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Thursday 14 Feb 2013

14 Feb 2013
Dawkins and Hitchens planto have Pope arrested
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Dawkins and Hitchens planto have Pope arrested

Lawyers say atheists Christopher Hitchens and Richard Dawkins may have case against Benedict
12 Apr 2010
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