Pope Benedict XVI

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The legal trials of George Pell – timeline
The boy from Ballarat was an archbishop and a powerful force at the Vatican before he was convicted of shocking crimes. After 400 days in prison his convictions were overturned

Guardian staff

07, Apr, 2020 @1:12 AM

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Unsealing of Vatican archives will finally reveal truth about ‘Hitler’s pope’
Historians can now pore over secret files from the papacy of Pius XII, who has long faced accusations of being a Nazi sympathiser

Harriet Sherwood

01, Mar, 2020 @6:33 AM

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Two popes, plotting cardinals and the fallout of an explosive book
Benedict and his inner circle are accused of intervening to halt Pope Francis relaxing celibacy rules as the battle between conservative and liberal factions takes a new twist

Angela Giuffrida

19, Jan, 2020 @10:14 AM

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The Guardian view on two popes: good film, bad idea | Editorial
Editorial: Benedict XVI’s defence of celibacy in the Catholic church has caused problems for Pope Francis. His unprecedented pope emeritus role is not working out

Editorial

13, Jan, 2020 @6:26 PM

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Former Pope Benedict warns against relaxing priestly celibacy rules
Move could jeopardise potential plan by Pope Francis to change rules in Amazon

Angela Giuffrida in Rome

13, Jan, 2020 @2:35 PM

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At Christmas, the story of two popes is a tale of hope and redemption | Anthony McCarten
The writer reveals the background to his new film about Pope Benedict’s surprising decision to quit

Anthony McCarten

22, Dec, 2019 @8:15 AM

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The Two Popes review – Hopkins and Pryce make one holy alliance
Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce excel

Wendy Ide

01, Dec, 2019 @5:30 AM

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The Two Popes review – Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce divine in papal faceoff
Hopkins’s Benedict XVI and Pryce’s Francis I make for a winning Vatican odd couple in this succession drama whose careful script ends not with a bang but a wimple

Peter Bradshaw in Toronto

12, Sep, 2019 @8:50 PM

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The Guardian view on Pope Francis: a voice in the wilderness | Editorial
Editorial: No other spiritual leader is speaking out so clearly for the poor and for the environment in the developing world

Editorial

09, Sep, 2019 @5:44 PM

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The Pope review – crisis at the heart of Catholicism
Unmissable performances save a creaky tale of differing approaches to God’s calling

Clare Brennan

16, Jun, 2019 @7:00 AM

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The Pope review – Anton Lesser and Nicholas Woodeson's papal powerplay
Rivalry and shared guilt combine as Pope Benedict XVI meets his successor, Pope Francis, in Anthony McCarten’s drama

Michael Billington

13, Jun, 2019 @11:13 AM

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One church, two popes: why Catholicism is in crisis this Easter | Peter Stanford
Pope Francis’s predecessor represents a conservative Catholicism being seized on by the likes of Bannon and Salvini, writes author and ex Catholic Herald editor Peter Stanford

Peter Stanford

20, Apr, 2019 @7:00 AM

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