The papacy

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Pope Francis pays tribute to controversial cardinal George Pell
Pontiff praises ‘determination and wisdom’ of Pell, who was convicted but then acquitted of child sexual abuse

Angela Giuffrida in Rome

11, Jan, 2023 @3:24 PM

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The Guardian view on Catholicism after Benedict: winds of change blow from below | Editorial
Editorial: The world’s biggest Christian church needs to revive the open, progressive spirit of Vatican II

Editorial

04, Jan, 2023 @6:25 PM

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More than 135,000 Catholics flock to Vatican as Benedict XVI lies in state
Queues build up ahead of Thursday’s funeral for ex-pope, with more people expected

Angela Giuffrida in Rome

04, Jan, 2023 @1:23 PM

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It's a papal version of Succession: at Benedict XVI’s funeral, the plotting will begin | Catherine Pepinster
Cardinals are already thinking about a successor to Pope Francis, says former Tablet editor Catherine Pepinster

Catherine Pepinster

03, Jan, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Benedict XVI: thousands expected to pay respects to former pope
Benedict’s body displayed in chapel of the Vatican monastery and will lie in state at St Peter’s Basilica

Harriet Sherwood

01, Jan, 2023 @2:55 PM

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Pope Benedict XVI obituary
First pontiff to retire in 600 years who, despite efforts at reform, failed to effect any radical change in the Roman Catholic church

Peter Stanford

31, Dec, 2022 @10:31 AM

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Death of former pope Benedict eases way for retirement of Francis
Benedict’s successor has long hinted that he might also retire but prospect of three popes – one serving and two emeritus – had been challenging

Harriet Sherwood

31, Dec, 2022 @10:31 AM

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Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI ‘very sick’, says Pope Francis
Liberal incumbent pope asks God to comfort and support retired conservative pope until ‘the end’

Angela Giuffrida in Rome

28, Dec, 2022 @12:03 PM

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Archbishop of Canterbury and Pope Francis call for end to war in Ukraine
Pontiff says world suffering from ‘famine of peace’ as Justin Welby praises example of late monarch

Jane Clinton

25, Dec, 2022 @12:55 PM

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‘God not on mafia’s side’: mobsters who hijacked religious procession jailed
Thirty-nine people imprisoned for forcing a procession in Sicily to pay homage to crime boss Francesco La Rocca in 2016

Lorenzo Tondo

22, Dec, 2022 @3:36 PM

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‘Racist’ interview with Pope Francis causes fury in Russia
Francis says Chechen and Buryat minorities in Russia’s army more cruel in Ukraine than other soldiers

Pjotr Sauer

29, Nov, 2022 @2:54 PM

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Vatican calls up Atlético Madrid doctor to treat pope’s knee problem
José María Villalón describes Francis as ‘charming and stubborn’ patient, who did not want surgical intervention

Angela Giuffrida in Rome

22, Nov, 2022 @2:06 PM

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