I was there when white smoke rose, Pope was chosen
Mar 14, 2013
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World | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday July 15, 2014
Pope emeritus Benedict XVI was particularly pleased with the World Cup final because there were players from his native Bavaria in the winning team but said he hoped Argentina would recover quickly, his secretary said on Monday.
AgenceFrance-Presse | Thursday July 10, 2014
Pope Francis - who is a native of Argentina - is expected to watch the FIFA World Cup final but it is unlikely that he would be joined by his predecessor - Benedict XVI who is a German.
World | Agence France Presse | Tuesday May 20, 2014
Barred by the Israeli authorities from returning to their village for more than six decades, the villagers made their case to Pope John Paul II in 2000, and to Benedict XVI in 2009. But nothing has changed.
World | Associated Press | Sunday April 27, 2014
In a historic match-up of papacies past and present, Pope Francis and emeritus Pope Benedict XVI honored Popes John XXIII and John Paul II in the first ever canonization of two popes.
World | Associated Press | Sunday April 27, 2014
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.
World | Agence France-Presse | Friday April 11, 2014
Pope Francis on Friday personally asked forgiveness for thousands of child sex abuses carried out by priests and promised more action following accusations of cover-ups and excessive leniency by the Vatican.
World | Agence-France Presse | Friday February 28, 2014
The soccer World Cup taking place in Brazil this year indirectly prompted Benedict XVI to bring forward his resignation as pope by a year, his private secretary told a German newspaper on Friday.
World | Associated Press | Saturday January 18, 2014
A document obtained by The Associated Press on Friday shows Pope Benedict XVI defrocked nearly 400 priests over just two years for sexually molesting children.
World | Reuters | Sunday January 5, 2014
Pope Francis is to visit biblical sites in Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian Territories in May, his first trip to the Christian Holy Land as pontiff and only the fourth by a pope since biblical times.
World | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday January 1, 2014
Pope Francis on Wednesday called for greater solidarity in the world in his first New Year blessing as pontiff in front of crowds of pilgrims on St Peter's Square.
World | Reuters | Thursday November 28, 2013
Pope Francis took on the issue of high youth unemployment in his first interview aired exclusively in his home country of Argentina on Wednesday.
World | Agence France-Presse | Sunday October 27, 2013
Pope Francis welcomed news today that his Twitter account @pontifex had attracted more than 10 million followers.
World | Agence France-Presse | Friday July 5, 2013
The Vatican on Friday issued an unprecedented religious text co-written by Pope Francis and his predecessor Benedict XVI in which the two popes said faith should serve the "common good" but restated their opposition to gay marriage.
World | Associated Press | Friday June 21, 2013
The future Pope Benedict XVI once had some prescient words about what it's like to be pontiff: You're not doing your job unless you're being criticized.
World | Agence France Presse | Friday June 7, 2013
Pope Francis joked about the difficulties of being head of the world's Catholics saying he never wanted the job on Friday in unscripted comments in which he also said he had turned down luxury Vatican housing because it would be "boring".
World | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday May 22, 2013
The Vatican on Tuesday denied that Pope Francis had performed an exorcism after an Italian religious television channel said footage of the pontiff blessing a boy in a wheelchair showed he had.
World | Reuters | Sunday May 12, 2013
Pope Francis on Sunday proclaimed as saints some 800 Italians killed in the 15th century for refusing to convert to Islam, and said many Christians were still being persecuted for their faith.
World | Associated Press | Sunday May 12, 2013
Pope Francis has given the Catholic church hundreds of new saints as he leads a canonisation ceremony in St Peter's Square.
World | Reuters | Friday May 3, 2013
Benedict XVI moved back to the Vatican on Thursday, opening an uncertain era in Catholic Church history where an "emeritus pope" and a ruling pontiff will live as neighbours for the first time.
India | Press Trust of India | Saturday April 13, 2013
India's Oswald Gracias was among eight high-ranking cardinals from around the world who were today appointed by Pope Francis in an advisory council to look into ways of reforming the Vatican bureaucracy.