Pope Benedict XVI

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Local Catholic Students Witness History As Pope DepartsTheology class turned in to a history lesson for sophomores at St. Joseph Prep in Brighton as they watched the pope they knew, and their church, walk in to the unknown.
O'Malley: 'It's A Whole New Ballgame Now'When reporters asked Cardinal O'Malley if the resignation of Benedict XVI would affect who they choose next, O'Malley said "it's a whole new ballgame now."
Pope's Sudden Resignation Brings Questions of ScandalPope Benedict XVI's sudden and historic resignation seems to have come out of nowhere, but some believe there's more to it than health concerns.
Cardinal O'Malley Talks Of Pope Speculation During Mass CelebrationFor the first time since his name surfaced as a possible successor to Pope Benedict XVI, Cardinal Sean O'Malley spoke about the role of the Holy Father and the process to replace the Pope.
The Greatest Legacy Of The Pope.....and Pelosi"Viva il papa" the crowd was chanting........"Grazie" responds the pope......but somehow this is just wrong......he can't quit...he's not dead yet!
Cardinal O'Malley: Fellow Cardinals Face 'Challenging Decision' Choosing Next PopeCardinal Sean O'Malley will be among 117 cardinals who will meet at the Vatican next month to chose a pope to succeed retiring Pontiff Benedict The 16th.
Pope Benedict XVI To Resign At End Of MonthIn a stunning announcement Monday, the Vatican said Pope Benedict XVI will resign on Feb. 28. He’s the first pontiff to do that in nearly 600 years.
Pope Benedict XVI Appoints Boston Priest As Sex Crimes ProsecutorPope Benedict XVI has appointed a priest from the archdiocese of Boston, ground zero in the U.S. clerical sex abuse scandal, to a position that involves serving as the Catholic Church’s sex crimes prosecutor.
Disgraced Ex-Boston Archbishop Cardinal Law Leaves Rome JobThe disgraced former head of the Boston Archdiocese has left his most recent job in Rome.
Pope Ousts Alleged Abusers Who Were Priests In Boston ArchdioceseThree men who once worked as priests in the Boston Archdiocese have been ousted from the priesthood by Pope Benedict XVI after being accused of sex abuse. The Boston Archdiocese announced Friday that Frederick J. Cartier, Louis J. Govoni and Frederick Guthrie had been laicized.
Pope Rejects Appeal From Closed Mass. ParishesPope Benedict XVI has rejected an appeal from a group of Boston-area parishioners who asked him to reverse the seven-year-old decision to close their churches.