Articles Tagged with Pope Benedict XVI

Pope Francis, Vatican Are Subject Of Three Film Projects

Pope Francis plans to visit Sri Lanka and Korea.

Pope Francis has become an instant celebrity with his shake-up of the establishment in the Vatican and the Catholic Church. This has garnered the interest of filmmakers with at least two projects that deal with the Pope’s life and one about the Vatican currently in their way to production. The first film is from Argentine… Read more »

Pope Benedict Says God Fired Him

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Why did Pope Benedict quit? It’s the Vatican’s biggest mystery. Okay, not its biggest, but there was only ever one other pope who quit before he made it to the sweet by and by, and that was 600 years ago. So why did Pope Benedict quit? The answer is pretty simple. God told him to…. Read more »

Pope Benedict’s Butler Paolo Gabriele Sentenced To 18 Months Behind Bars

Paolo Gabriele

Paolo Gabriele, who was at the center of the “Vatileaks” scandal, has been sentenced to 18 months in prison by a Vatican City court for aggravated theft. Gabriele, Pope Benedict’s ex-butler, was convicted of taking confidential documents from the Pope’s residence and leaking them to the media. He was also ordered to pay the costs… Read more »

Group Slams German Catholic Church ‘Pay To Pray’ Policy

German group upset over pay to pray policy

A reform group within the Catholic Church in Germany criticized the German bishops Monday in the wake of a controversial decision by the Church. In a policy some are calling “pay to pray,” the bishops have decreed believes who refuse to pay religious taxes can be denied the sacraments and face other restrictions in the… Read more »

Vatican Butler Faces Charges For Leaking Secret Pope Docs

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A Vatican butler, servant to Pope Benedict XVI, has been arrested in a leaking case that has rocked the Catholic church hierarchy. Vatican butler Paolo Gabriele stands accused of leaking hundreds of secret documents belonging to Pope Benedict XVI to the Italian press, actions he said were due to a desire to eradicate “evil and… Read more »