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What really happens in the papal conclave? What rituals must the new Pope go through? All is revealed in our handy video
The former Archbishop of Westminister has warned that the new Pope "will not be a saint, straight away" as the Vatican once
Pope Benedict XVI’s decision to resign was reportedly influenced by the discovery of a gay “network” in the Vatican that
Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson of Ghana gets his red hat from Pope John Paul II Widely touted as the progressive choice
Pope Benedict XVI blessed 50,000 followers from his window overlooking St Peter's Square on Sunday, in his first public appearance
A tip of the mitre to comedian, animator and all-round clever chap Howard Read for this brilliant cartoon that he's produced
The resignation of Pope Benedict XVI came like "a bolt from the blue", according to the dean of the College of Cardinals
We realise that the words "Pope Benedict XVI" don't usually inspire paroxysms of laughter. But stick with us here. Because
Do people on Twitter make jokes about news events? Is the Pope Catholic? Well, sort of. Because His Holiness is resigning
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