Who's in the running to be the next Pope - and who's most likely to be chosen? Find out about the various strengths and weaknesses
The Church has lost its way.
First, they started electing Popes who weren't Italian. Now a Pope is resigning. Who says the Catholic church never moves with the times?
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
Bookmakers think the next Pope could come from Africa, following the resignation of Benedict XVI. Up to 120 cardinals from
Bookies on behalf of Huffington Post UK Comedy: David Schneider and David Beresford (hat-tip: @IanReynolds77). More TOPICALOLs
In his final Twitter message before announcing his resignation, Pope Benedict XVI told his followers: "We are all sinners
A senior employee at the Vatican has resigned following revelations that he had been outsourcing his job to a worker in China