Papal conclave http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/32027/all en Pope resignation announcement text http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130211/pope-resignation-announcement-text <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ROME, Feb 11 (Reuters) - The following is the text of the speech that Pope Benedict delivered in Latin to members of a concistory, or church council, announcing his planned resignation on Monday. It was distributed by the Vatican in a statement:</p> <p>"Dear Brothers,</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130211/pope-resignation-announcement-text" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Christianity Papal conclave Pope Religion Thomson Reuters Mon, 11 Feb 2013 11:45:19 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5752524 at http://www.globalpost.com New pope will probably be elected by end of March-Vatican http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130211/blank-headline-received-4 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ROME, Feb 11 (Reuters) - A new pope will probably be elected by the end of March, a Vatican spokesman said on Monday, after Pope Benedict left his aides "incredulous" with his announcement that he would resign because he was too weak to fulfill the duties of his office.</p> <p>Benedict said he would step down on Feb. 28 and would not take part in the conclave to elect a new pope, Father Federico Lombardi told reporters at the Vatican.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130211/blank-headline-received-4" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Papal conclave Pope Pope Benedict XVI Thomson Reuters Mon, 11 Feb 2013 12:00:25 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5752543 at http://www.globalpost.com Pope to resign in historic move http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/pope-resign-historic-move <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Pope Benedict XVI on Monday announced he would resign, citing old age, in a stunning announcement that marked a first in the modern history of the Catholic Church.</p> <p>The German-born pope said he would step down on February 28, which will make him the first pontiff to resign in centuries.</p> <p>"I have come to the certainty that my strengths, due to an advanced age, are no longer suited to an adequate exercise of the Petrine ministry," the 85-year-old pope said in a speech delivered in Latin at a meeting of cardinals in the Vatican.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/pope-resign-historic-move" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Christianity Papal conclave Pope Benedict XVI Religion AFP Mon, 11 Feb 2013 13:45:47 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5752674 at http://www.globalpost.com Status quo or radical change? Church ponders next pope http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/status-quo-or-radical-change-church-ponders-next-pope <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Who will be the next pope? Cardinals tasked with electing Benedict XVI's successor after his resignation later this month must choose a leader capable of guiding the Church through a difficult period, marred by scandals, internal tensions and growing secularism.</p> <p>Benedict's rule has been criticised as overly "eurocentric" in some quarters and Vatican watchers say the college of cardinals set to meet in the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican for the secret vote may seize the moment to elect a Latin-American, African or Asiatic pope.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/status-quo-or-radical-change-church-ponders-next-pope" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Marc Ouellet Papal conclave Religion Roman Curia AFP Mon, 11 Feb 2013 17:01:05 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5752864 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Conclave to elect new pope not before March 15: Vatican http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130213/urgent-conclave-elect-new-pope-not-march-15-vatican <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Conclave of Cardinals to elect a new pope after Benedict XVI steps down later this month will be held from March 15, Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi said on Wednesday.</p> <p>"The beginning of the conclave cannot be before March 15. We have to expect a conclave starting on the 15th, 16th, 17th 18th or 19th," he said.</p> <p>dt/lc</p> Christian theology Christianity Papal conclave AFP Wed, 13 Feb 2013 13:30:21 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5754308 at http://www.globalpost.com http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130213-15 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Conclave to elect new pope not before March 15: Vatican</p> <p>dt/gd/txw</p> Papal conclave AFP Wed, 13 Feb 2013 13:45:48 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5754364 at http://www.globalpost.com Thousands cheer pope at first event since resignation http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130213/thousands-cheer-pope-at-first-event-resignation <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Pope Benedict XVI made his first public appearance on Wednesday since his shock resignation announcement, asking thousands of cheering pilgrims at the Vatican to "keep praying for me".</p> <p>The frail 85-year-old pontiff was greeted by a standing ovation and chants of "Benedetto", his name in Italian, at his weekly audience, with a prominent banner reading "Thank You, Holiness".</p> <p>Benedict said he had made his momentous decision "for the good of the Church".</p> <p>"Keep praying for me, for the Church and for the future pope," he said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130213/thousands-cheer-pope-at-first-event-resignation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Papal conclave Pope Benedict XVI Roman Curia AFP Wed, 13 Feb 2013 14:00:23 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5754394 at http://www.globalpost.com (Blank Headline Received) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/blank-headline-received-6 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>VATICAN SAYS CONCLAVE TO START IN WEEK AFTER MARCH 15</p> Christianity Holy See Papal conclave Thomson Reuters Wed, 13 Feb 2013 15:48:44 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5754644 at http://www.globalpost.com Leading dissident priest slams covert pope selection process http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/leading-dissident-priest-slams-covert-pope-selection-process <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Rebel priest urges cardinals to consult grass roots</p> <p>* Says most Catholics can't understand cardinals</p> <p>* Tough task for any African or Latin American pope</p> <p>By Michael Shields</p> <p>VIENNA, Feb 13 (Reuters) - A leading dissident Austrian priest whose call to disobey some Roman Catholic teachings drew a rebuke from Pope Benedict last year urged Church leaders to throw off their secrecy and canvas churchgoers on who should lead them next.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/leading-dissident-priest-slams-covert-pope-selection-process" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International Theological Commission Papal conclave Religion Roman Curia Social Issues Thomson Reuters Wed, 13 Feb 2013 15:50:11 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5754661 at http://www.globalpost.com RPT-Discreet papal campaign began before pope shock http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130214/rpt-discreet-papal-campaign-began-pope-shock <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Repeats story first filed on Wednesday, with no changes)</p> <p>* Cardinals began jockeying behind scenes two years ago</p> <p>* Papal election is mysterious game of bluff</p> <p>* Discreet meetings in Vatican and at Roman hostelries</p> <p>By Tom Heneghan, Religion Editor</p> <p>VATICAN CITY, Feb 13 (Reuters) - Pope Benedict may have shocked the world by announcing his resignation on Monday, but some cardinals apparently started manoeuvring for the succession as long as two years ago.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130214/rpt-discreet-papal-campaign-began-pope-shock" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Papal conclave Religion Roman Curia Tarcisio Bertone Thomson Reuters Thu, 14 Feb 2013 09:01:25 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5755286 at http://www.globalpost.com Conclave to elect new pope could be brought forward http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130215/conclave-elect-new-pope-could-be-brought-forward <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The secret conclave to elect a new pope once Pope Benedict XVI has resigned could be held earlier than originally planned to allow the future pontiff to prepare for Easter, sources said Friday.</p> <p>Benedict steps down on February 28 and the vote for the top job may begin on March 10, sources told Rome-based religious news agency I.Media.</p> <p>Rules laid down by John Paul II stipulate that between 15 and 20 days must pass after the end of the pontificate before the conclave meets in the Sistine chapel under Michelangelo's famous ceiling frescoes to elect a new pope.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130215/conclave-elect-new-pope-could-be-brought-forward" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Christianity Papal conclave Pope AFP Fri, 15 Feb 2013 17:16:41 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5756857 at http://www.globalpost.com Don't count Europe out for next pope: Italian cardinal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130216/dont-count-europe-out-next-pope-italian-cardinal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Cardinals choosing the next pope should not count out European candidates even though most believers are in Asia, Africa and Latin America, an Italian cardinal elector said on Saturday.</p> <p>"The conclave will vote on the basis of the person, not where they come from. Despite the crisis of faith, Europe still has a lot to give to the Church," Cardinal Velasio De Paolis said in an interview with La Stampa daily.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130216/dont-count-europe-out-next-pope-italian-cardinal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Papal conclave Pope Velasio de Paolis AFP Sat, 16 Feb 2013 11:45:46 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5757443 at http://www.globalpost.com Vatican says conclave could start before March 15 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130216/blank-headline-received <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ROME, Feb 16 (Reuters) - The Vatican said on Saturday that the conclave to choose the successor to Pope Benedict could start before March 15 if enough cardinals are in Rome to elect him.</p> <p>Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi said Church rules which regulate the timing of conclaves could be "interpreted" differently this time because of the unique circumstances of Benedict's historic resignation.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130216/blank-headline-received" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Papal conclave Thomson Reuters Sat, 16 Feb 2013 12:15:31 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5757455 at http://www.globalpost.com Vatican raises possibility of earlier conclave for new pope http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130216/vatican-raises-possibility-earlier-conclave-new-pope <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Vatican on Saturday said several cardinals had raised the possibility of bringing forward to early March the date for a conclave to elect a new pope after Pope Benedict XVI steps down.</p> <p>Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi, who earlier said the conclave would probably start on or after March 15 after the pope resigns on February 28, said the issue of bringing forward the date "has been raised by various cardinals".</p> <p>But Lombardi stressed that no decision had been taken on the date and that it could still be held at a later date "if a cardinal cannot make it in time."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130216/vatican-raises-possibility-earlier-conclave-new-pope" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Christianity Papal conclave Pope AFP Sat, 16 Feb 2013 13:15:30 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5757479 at http://www.globalpost.com Tourists, Romans seek piece of history at pope's Sunday prayer http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130217/tourists-romans-seek-piece-history-at-popes-sunday-prayer <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Big crowd for Benedict's penultimate Sunday blessing</p> <p>* Tourists seek piece of history after resignation bombshell</p> <p>* Some faithful criticise decision to step down</p> <p>By Robin Pomeroy</p> <p>VATICAN CITY, Feb 17 (Reuters) - Foreign tourists and Romans packed into St. Peter's Square on Sunday for one of the last chances in history to see Pope Benedict, whose resignation caused more surprise than sadness.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130217/tourists-romans-seek-piece-history-at-popes-sunday-prayer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Hospitality Labor Law Papal conclave Pope Pope Benedict XVI Thomson Reuters Sun, 17 Feb 2013 15:30:33 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5758226 at http://www.globalpost.com