Today was the last Sunday address for Pope Benedict XVI.
It was a bittersweet day for many Catholics around the world.
Those in Pueblo tell us they understand the Pope's decision.
They add they respect him and know he has his reasons. Now, they look forward to the... more »
VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Benedict XVI is celebrating his last public Mass as pontiff, presiding over Ash Wednesday services inside the packed St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. Looking tired, the 85-year-old Benedict was wheeled down the central aisle as a choir sang, preceded by dozens of cardinals. Ash Wednesday... more »
BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) - Thousands of Christians from the world over packed Manger Square in Bethlehem Monday to celebrate the birth of Jesus in the ancient West Bank town where he was born. For their Palestinian hosts, this holiday season was an especially joyous one, with the hardships of... more »
LONDON (AP) - As the world joined Americans in mourning the school massacre in Connecticut, many urged U.S. politicians to honor the 27 victims - especially the children - by pushing for stronger gun control laws. Twitter users and media personalities in the U.K. immediately invoked Dunblane - a 1996... more »
ROME (AP) - Italian authorities seized a private document meant for Pope Benedict XVI when they raided the home of the Vatican's recently ousted bank chief, a potentially problematic legal twist in an already bizarre case. Italian paramilitary police raided Ettore Gotti Tedeschi's home in Piacenza on Tuesday as part... more »
HAVANA (AP) - Cuba's communist government is making it easier for citizens to see Pope Benedict XVI during his visit this month. The government Labor Ministry says state workers in Havana and Santiago will get paid time off to attend papal events during the pope's March 26-28 trip to the... more »
NEW YORK (AP) - Catholic and Jewish groups are condemning actress Susan Sarandon for refeCatholics, Jews condemn Sarandon's pope Nazi quiprring to Pope Benedict XVI as a Nazi.
The head of the Catholic League says her comment was "obscene" and the Anti-Defamation League released a statement calling on the... more »
VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Benedict XVI in his Christmas Day message is urging Catholics in China to courageously face limits on religious freedom and conscience.
Benedict is using his traditional holiday speech, delivered Saturday at noon from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica, to encourage people living... more »
A South Florida law firm is implicating the Vatican and Pope Benedict XVI in its handling of a priest accused of sexually abusing children.
Jessica Arbour, an attorney representing one of the alleged victims, says documents show the Vatican was aware of Rev. Ernesto Garcia-Rubio's misconduct as early as... more »