Pope Benedict XVI

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Vatican watchers on alert as Pope embarks on busy four days
Pope Francis to begin intense series of meetings and ceremonies that has brought all cardinals to Rome

Paddy Agnew in Rome

26, Aug, 2022 @4:00 AM

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What might a Pope Francis retirement mean for the Catholic church?
Pontiff’s remarks after testing trip raise prospect of papal transition and more institutional changes

Harriet Sherwood Religion correspondent

05, Aug, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Pressure on Italian Catholic church to face child sexual abuse reckoning
Unofficial estimates say country may have highest number of victims of paedophile priests in world

Angela Giuffrida in Rome

11, Feb, 2022 @2:48 PM

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Former pope Benedict admits making false claim to child sexual abuse inquiry
Ex-pontiff blames ‘editorial oversight’ for previous statement he was absent from 1980 meeting over suspected paedophile priest

Angela Giuffrida in Rome and agencies

24, Jan, 2022 @6:48 PM

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Hans Küng obituary
Charismatic Catholic priest and theologian whose liberalism progressively estranged him from the Vatican

Peter Stanford

08, Apr, 2021 @2:13 PM

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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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