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March 13, 2013
White smoke signals selection of pope
VATICAN CITY -- White smoke is visible at the Vatican, signaling a pope has been selected by the Catholic church. Watch for more information soon.
March 13, 2013 - 1:11pm
Black smoke again: Cardinals don't agree on pope
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Cardinals remained divided over who should be pope on Wednesday after three rounds of voting, an indication of disagreements...
March 13, 2013 - 7:57am
March 12, 2013
Conclave: Black smoke rises meaning no pope on first vote
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Black smoke has poured from the Sistine Chapel chimney, signaling that cardinals have failed to elect a pope on their first...
March 12, 2013 - 1:56pm
Update: Conclave to elect new pope begins
Update 11:30 a.m. VATICAN CITY (AP) — The heavy wooden door to the Sistine Chapel has been closed and locked, signaling the start of the...
March 12, 2013 - 11:44am
March 1, 2013
Vatican takes first steps running pope-less church
The Vatican took the first steps of governing a Catholic Church without a pope on Friday, making some ceremonial and practical moves to formalize...
March 1, 2013 - 10:04am
February 28, 2013
Pope, in final message, says he's a simple pilgrim
CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy (AP) -- Benedict XVI greeted the faithful for the last time as pope on Thursday, telling tearful well-wishers that he...
February 28, 2013 - 12:51pm
Benedict promises obedience to successor
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Benedict XVI promised his "unconditional reverence and obedience" to his successor in his final words to cardinals Thursday, a poignant and powerful farewell delivered hours before he becomes the first pope in 600 years to resign. By NICOLE WINFIELD Associated...
February 28, 2013 - 7:15am
February 27, 2013
Pope recalls 'joy' of papacy, and difficulties
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Benedict XVI basked in an emotional sendoff Wednesday from a massive crowd at his final general audience in St. Peter's...
February 27, 2013 - 6:57am
February 26, 2013
Pope to be called 'emeritus pope,' will wear white
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- The Vatican has answered some of the outstanding questions about Pope Benedict XVI's future once he's retired, saying he'll be known as "emeritus pope," and continue to wear a white cassock. The Vatican spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi said Tuesday that Benedict...
February 26, 2013 - 7:02am
February 25, 2013
Pope changes conclave rules, allows earlier start
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Benedict XVI has changed the rules of the conclave that will elect his successor, allowing cardinals to move up the start date if all of them arrive in Rome before the usual 15-day transition between pontificates. Benedict signed a legal document, issued...
February 25, 2013 - 7:31am
February 14, 2013
Litany of secrets after papal retirement bombshell
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- For an institution devoted to eternal light, the Vatican has shown itself to be a master of smokescreens since Pope Benedict...
February 14, 2013 - 3:39pm
February 12, 2013
Retiring Pope Benedict XVI in uncharted territory
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- For months, construction crews have been renovating a four-story building attached to a monastery on the northern edge of...
February 12, 2013 - 10:32am
February 11, 2013
Vatican: Pope too weary at his age for the job
LONDON (AP) -- When he became pope at age 78, Benedict XVI was already the oldest pontiff elected in nearly 300 years. He's now 85, and in recent years he has slowed down significantly, cutting back his foreign travel and limiting his audiences. The pope travels to the altar in St....
February 11, 2013 - 1:11pm
Pope's mission to revive faith clouded by scandal
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Benedict XVI always cast himself as the reluctant pope, a shy bookworm who preferred solitary walks in the Alps to the public glare and the majesty of Vatican pageantry. And on Monday, the Vatican announced that the leader of the world's billion Roman Catholics...
February 11, 2013 - 10:09am
Text of pope's announcement he will resign Feb. 28
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Benedict XVI announced Monday he would resign Feb. 28 because he is simply too old to carry on. Here is the text of his announcement, delivered to cardinals gathered for a ceremony to name three new saints. "Dear Brothers, I have convoked you to this Consistory,...
February 11, 2013 - 6:30am