Federico Lombardi http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/35774/all en Benedict to become 'pope emeritus': Vatican http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/benedict-become-pope-emeritus-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>Pope Benedict XVI will have the official title of "pope emeritus" and continue wearing the papal white cassock after he resigns on Thursday -- the first leader of the Catholic Church to do so since the Middle Ages, the Vatican said.</p> <p>Benedict can still be addressed as "Your Holiness Benedict XVI" and will have the additional title of "Roman pontiff emeritus", spokesman Federico Lombardi told the Vatican press corps on Tuesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/benedict-become-pope-emeritus-vatican" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Christianity Federico Lombardi Pope Benedict XVI Roman Curia AFP Tue, 26 Feb 2013 14:15:56 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5766999 at http://www.globalpost.com Benedict to become 'pope emeritus': Vatican http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/benedict-become-pope-emeritus-vatican-0 <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 will be known as "pope emeritus" and can continue to wear the white papal cassock after he steps down this week, the Vatican said Tuesday.</p> <p>The retiring leader of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics can still be referred to as "His Holiness Benedict XVI" and will have the additional title of "Roman pontiff emeritus", Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/benedict-become-pope-emeritus-vatican-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Federico Lombardi International Theological Commission Pope Benedict XVI Roman Curia AFP Tue, 26 Feb 2013 15:37:54 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5767327 at http://www.globalpost.com Vatican says Benedict XVI will have title 'pope emeritus' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/vatican-says-benedict-xvi-will-have-title-pope-emeritus <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 will be known as "pope emeritus" and can continue to wear the white papal cassock after he steps down this week, the Vatican said Tuesday, revealing details about the final moments surrounding the historic resignation.</p> <p>The leader of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics can still be referred to as "His Holiness Benedict XVI" and will have the additional title of "Roman pontiff emeritus", Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi said.</p> <p>Benedict chose the titles himself, Lombardi said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/vatican-says-benedict-xvi-will-have-title-pope-emeritus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Federico Lombardi International Theological Commission Pope Benedict XVI Roman Curia AFP Tue, 26 Feb 2013 21:01:45 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5767729 at http://www.globalpost.com New pope shuns 'Vatican One' limo http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130314/new-pope-shuns-vatican-one-limo <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>Newly-elected Pope Francis shunned the special chauffeur-driven "Vatican One" limousine after being picked as pontiff, the Vatican said on Thursday.</p> <p>"Instead of the formal Vatican One car he preferred to take the minibus with the other cardinals," Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi said.</p> <p>The new pope then dined with the cardinals in a Vatican residence where he thanked them for electing him but then quipped: "God forgive you for what you've done!"</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130314/new-pope-shuns-vatican-one-limo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Federico Lombardi Jorge Bergoglio Papal conclave Pope AFP Thu, 14 Mar 2013 13:16:07 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5783336 at http://www.globalpost.com A trusty spokesman helps pope's debut on world stage http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130316/trusty-spokesman-helps-popes-debut-world-stage <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>As Pope Francis starts out in the Vatican, following his historic election as Latin America's first pontiff, a trusty fellow Jesuit will be helping him broadcast his message -- Father Federico Lombardi.</p> <p>The head of the Vatican's press office under the recently retired Benedict XVI, Lombardi has so far kept his job and has shown evident enthusiasm over the new pontiff, underlining Francis's tradition-breaking style.</p> <p>"We all participated with extreme emotion. We were struck by the many novelties," Lombardi said the day after cardinals elected the first Jesuit pope.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130316/trusty-spokesman-helps-popes-debut-world-stage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Christian theology Christianity Federico Lombardi Holy See AFP Sun, 17 Mar 2013 02:45:59 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5785741 at http://www.globalpost.com Benedict XVI not 'isolated': Vatican spokesman http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140210/benedict-xvi-not-isolated-vatican-spokesman <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 emeritus Benedict XVI, who a year ago became the first pontiff to resign since the Middle Ages, is not "isolated" even though he does not appear in public, Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi said on Monday.</p> <p>Benedict "lives discreetly without a public life but that does not mean his is an isolated life," Lombardi, who was spokesman also during Benedict's troubled eight-year reign, told Vatican Radio in an interview.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140210/benedict-xvi-not-isolated-vatican-spokesman" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Christianity Europe Federico Lombardi Pope Benedict XVI AFP Mon, 10 Feb 2014 14:32:18 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6066259 at http://www.globalpost.com