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A Meeting of The Robes

In a historic and unprecedented moment for The Roman Catholic Church, newly minted/crowned/sashed Pope Francis I met with Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI today. Flown to Benedict’s new residence at Castel Gandalfo in Helm’s Deep… er, Rome, the Two Popes met to pray, discuss the state of the church and have lunch together. Vatican spokesman Rev. Federico Lombardi described the first meeting of two popes as “warm and cordial” and “a […]

Timeline of Pope Benedict XVI (2005-2013)

In light of Pope Benedict XVI announced resignation; below is a timeline of significant events throughout His Papal reign. April 19th, 2005 - Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger of Germany, is elected as Pope at the age of 78. He is the oldest elected Pope since Pope Clement XII (1730-1740) Ratzinger succeeds Pope John Paul II. Ratzinger chooses the Pontifical name of Benedict XVI. Before his election to the Papalcy, Ratzinger was at […]

CNN's Piers Morgan Trolls the Pope

The unpopular, controversial and often buffoonish, cartoon example of the “elite media,” Piers Morgan, irreverently tweeted his skepticism over the news that Pope Benedict XVI was resigning as a result of his body breaking down in his old age (because no 85-year-old man has ever been too broken physically to continue working and traveling around the world.) Of course in true Morgan style, he laughingly spoke “as a Catholic,” as […]

Pope Benedict XVI Shocks the World with Resignation

BBC News Europe is reporting that Pope Benedict XVI will resign as the head of the Roman Catholic Church at the end of this month after 8 years of service. This is the first time a Pope has resigned from the office since 1415. The pontiff cited health and his own personal deterioration as reason for his leave of office. The Pope’s official statement: “After having repeatedly examined my conscience […]