Pope Benedict Resigns

WATCH: How The New Pope Is Chosen - A Handy Video Guide

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.03.2013 | UK Comedy

What really happens in the papal conclave? What rituals must the new Pope go through? All is revealed in our handy video guide above! (Created for ...

Jessica Elgot

New Pope 'Will Not Be A Saint'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 26.02.2013 | UK

The former Archbishop of Westminister has warned that the new Pope "will not be a saint, straight away" as the Vatican once again prepares for a concl...

Pope Benedict XVI's Resignation Linked To Probe Into ‘Vatican Gay Officials'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 24.04.2013 | UK

Pope Benedict XVI’s decision to resign was reportedly influenced by the discovery of a gay “network” in the Vatican that led to some clergymen b...

The Men Who Would Be Pope..

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 20.02.2013 | UK

The top Catholic theologians in line for the Papacy come from diverse countries, backgrounds and many have courted controversyy over some more entrenc...

'I Beg You To Continue Praying For Me'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.02.2013 | UK

Pope Benedict XVI blessed 50,000 followers from his window overlooking St Peter's Square on Sunday, in his first public appearance there since announc...

WATCH: God's Official Statement On Pope Resignation

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.02.2013 | UK Comedy

A tip of the mitre to comedian, animator and all-round clever chap Howard Read for this brilliant cartoon that he's produced following the news that t...

God's Not Happy

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 13.02.2013 | UK

The resignation of Pope Benedict XVI came like "a bolt from the blue", according to the dean of the College of Cardinals, Angelo Sodano. And it was...

LOOK: Pope Benedict XVI's Funniest Photos

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.02.2013 | UK Comedy

We realise that the words "Pope Benedict XVI" don't usually inspire paroxysms of laughter. But stick with us here. Because His Holiness - who of co...

Twitter's Funniest Pope Jokes

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.02.2013 | UK Comedy

Do people on Twitter make jokes about news events? Is the Pope Catholic? Well, sort of. Because His Holiness is resigning. As you may have guessed....

Pope Resigns: See The Latest Odds On Who Will Succeed Him

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.02.2013 | UK Comedy

Bookies on behalf of Huffington Post UK Comedy: David Schneider and David Beresford (hat-tip: @IanReynolds77). More TOPICALOLs: Pope 'W...

From Hitler Youth To 'Vatileaks', 7 Controversies To Hit Benedict's Papacy

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 11.02.2013 | UK

Pope Benedict XVI's eight years as head of the Catholic Church have been exhausting ones, with the pontiff citing in his resignation statement that hi...

Pope Benedict XVI Resigns: What Is The Pope Going To Do with All Those Presents? (PICTURES)

Elliot Wagland | Posted 11.02.2013 | UK

Over the years Pope Benedict XVI has received more than his fair share of gifts from world leaders, including presents from Queen Elizabeth, Barack Ob...

Pope 'Was Outsourcing Job To China So He Could Spend More Time Watching Cat Videos'

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 11.02.2013 | UK Comedy

A senior employee at the Vatican has resigned following revelations that he had been outsourcing his job to a worker in China in order to spend more t...

Pope In Pictures

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.04.2013 | UK

Pope Benedict XVI is to resign as the head of the Catholic Church on February 28, the Vatican said on Monday. It will be the first time the pontif...

Pope Benedict Resigns: Full Statement From Vatican

Posted 13.04.2013 | UK

Here is the full text of the Pope's resignation statement Dear Brothers, I have convoked you to this Consistory, not only for the three canoniza...

Pope Benedict XVI To Resign 'For Health Reasons'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 11.02.2013 | UK

Pope Benedict XVI is to resign at the end of this month, the Vatican has confirmed, stating that his ailing health means he can no longer meet the cha...