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Vatican analyst Angela Ambrogetti has published many articles about the Holy See and the various popes. Euronews asked for her assessment of Benedict
The Pope has resigned. Benedict XVI astonished cardinals in the Vatican with the surprise announcement, in Latin, that he does not feel strong enough
Shockwaves are being felt around the world following the resignation announcement of Pope Benedict XVI – nowhere more so than in central Rome.
Ordinary Catholics reacted to varying degrees when word reached them about the head of their church. Many took a modern and rational attitude. These
The last time a pope resigned was in the Middle Ages, so it is perhaps no surprise that this announcement was a complete surprise.
Clergy close to
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel gave a heartfelt reaction to the shock resignation of Pope Benedict the XVI on February 11.
“When Josef Ratzinger
Benedict XVI is the first pope to resign in almost 600 years and in all of papal history there have been only four others who are known to have
Many Europeans reacted with shock to the news that Pope Benedict XVI is to resign.
On Monday, the Vatican announced that the pontiff would step
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Pope Benedict announced his planned resignation on Monday and the Vatican put out this official statement:
I have convoked you to
Joseph Ratzinger became Pope in 2005, following Jean-Paul II, after one of the Vatican’s briefest decision-making conclaves in history – about 24
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Vatican sources say there will be a new Pope by Easter, which falls this year on March 31.
In an announcement that apparently came as a surprise
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