Pope Benedict XVI

 
Pope meets his predecessor for first time in history
Pope meets his predecessor for first time in history
The meeting will mark the the first time a pontiff has met his predecessor.
Men in white: Pope Francis to meet predecessor
Men in white: Pope Francis to meet predecessor
It will be the first time a pontiff will meet a former one since the Middle Ages, with both expected to wear the papal white vestments.
White smoke signals new pope elected by cardinals
White smoke signals new pope elected by cardinals
The election came on the first full day of voting by the 115 cardinal-electors, who secluded themselves behind the Vatican's mediaeval walls on Tuesday afternoon –...
Black smoke, no pope
Black smoke, no pope
As thousands waited in a cold night rain in St Peter's Square, the cardinals signalled on Tuesday they had failed on their first attempt to...
Survey shows Africans ready for African pope
Survey shows Africans ready for African pope
This is according to a new survey of 20 000 people in 11 countries, including South Africa, Zimbabwe and Lesotho.
'Diverse opinions' steer the election for the next pope
'Diverse opinions' steer the election for the next pope
The cardinals, including the 115 aged under 80 who will vote for the next pope, filed into St Peter's Basilica on Tuesday as choirs sang at the...
[Slideshow]All the papacy’s men
[Slideshow]All the papacy’s men
We take a look at seven of the most likely candidates to take over from Pope Benedict XVI, the first pope to resign in 600 years.
Scandal mars Pope Benedict's final Sunday address
Scandal mars Pope Benedict's final Sunday address
Four days before the 85-year-old's often troubled eight-year rule ends, new talk of scandal hit the cardinals who will choose his successor;...
Pope bemoans 'evil and corruption' in final address
Pope bemoans 'evil and corruption' in final address
Pope Benedict spoke off-the-cuff Saturday at the end of a weeklong spiritual retreat coinciding with the Catholic Church's solemn Lenten...
'Nearly blind' pope advised to limit air travel
'Nearly blind' pope advised to limit air travel
The report also said the 85-year-old pontiff often has problems sleeping and has fallen out of bed several times in recent years on foreign trips,...
As Africa rises, Europe loses grip on Catholic power base
As Africa rises, Europe loses grip on Catholic power base
The muted light of an African sunset filters into the high, pointed roof of Christ The King church in Accra, a wide, understated building just...

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