Papacy

April 17, 2014

John XXIII, John Paul II Linked by Their Love of Constructive Dialogue With the World

Cardinal Paul Poupard, president emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Culture, remembers the two popes.

March 25, 2014

Understanding Pope Francis Through Ignatius of Loyola

COMMENTARY

March 12, 2014

Casting a Wide Net: Pope Francis’ Inaugural Year

COMMENTARY

February 26, 2014

Benedict XVI Affirms Absolute Validity of His Resignation

The Italian daily newspaper La Stampa published excerpts of a letter from the pope emeritus, who called speculation over his abdication ‘absurd.’

February 26, 2014

Benedict XVI: Questions About Validity of Resignation are "Absurd"

November 19, 2013

Latest Vatican Reform Has Scores of Priests Returning to Their Dioceses

At least 30 priests are expected to resume diocesan ministry after their service at the Vatican, according to sources.

October 23, 2013

Secretary Recalls Final Months of Benedict XVI’s Pontificate

Archbishop Georg Gänswein’s wide-ranging interview included ‘Vatileaks’ and the pope emeritus’ relationship with his successor.

August 21, 2013

Report: Benedict XVI Resigned After ‘Mystical Experience’

The pope emeritus reportedly disclosed God has planted the ‘absolute desire’ in his heart ‘to remain alone with him, secluded in prayer.’

July 5, 2013

It’s Official: John Paul II and John XXIII to Be Canonized

Pope Francis approves decree on the second miracle attributed to John Paul’s intercession, and in an unusual move, he approves a ‘favorable vote’ for John XXIII’s sainthood.

April 1, 2013

Pope Francis’ Ideas of What Is at the Heart of the Church

NEWS ANALYSIS

March 27, 2013

‘Rome Will Not Change Him,’ Argentinian Catholics Say of Pope Francis

The humble pastoral style that has caught the world’s attention is well known to Catholics in Buenos Aires, as is his deep Marian devotion.

March 20, 2013

The Face of the Church’s New Hope

COMMENTARY: A Register exclusive from Los Angeles Archbishop José H. Gomez.

March 18, 2013

Pope Francis Will Shake Up More Than Vatican Schedules

NEWS ANALYSIS: Changes to important Vatican positions can be expected after the Holy Father settles in to his new office.

March 15, 2013

Pope Francis and the Wisdom of Years

COMMENTARY

March 13, 2013

New Pope Has Been Elected

White smoke has just appeared from the Sistine Chapel chimney.

March 13, 2013

What Happens Behind the Scenes of a Papal Election?

After white smoke issues from the Sistine Chapel chimney, a number of formalities are observed before the new Pope appears on the balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica.

March 13, 2013

Cardinal Scherer: A Strong Candidate From the Developing World

Personable and fluent in several major languages, the Brazilian cardinal has many of the qualities regarded as desirable for a future pope.

March 13, 2013

Dynamics of Conclaves 2005 and 2013 Very Different

COMMENTARY

March 6, 2013

Recipe for a Pope: a Christlike Man Who Can Govern and Unite

NEWS ANALYSIS

March 1, 2013

Three American Cardinals Discuss Their Part in the Upcoming Conclave

What will go into their discussions with their fellow electors, and who do they think can shepherd the Church following Pope Benedict XVI?

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