Tag: Roman Catholic Church
Thousands expected at funeral of former Pope Benedict
Former Pope Benedict, a hero to Roman Catholic conservatives who shocked the world by resigning nearly a decade ago, will be given a final farewell on Thursday at a funeral presided over by his successor.Benedict died at 95 last Saturday in
Pope Francis, 86, signed resignation letter in case of bad health
Pope Francis revealed in a new interview published on Sunday that after he was elected in 2013 he signed a letter of resignation to be used if someday severe and permanent health problems made it impossible to carry out his duties. Francis
Cardinals meet at the Vatican: Dress rehearsal for choosing Pope Francis's successor?
Roman Catholic cardinals from around the world gather for events at the Vatican starting this weekend that could amount to a dress rehearsal for an eventual conclave to choose a successor to Pope Francis after he dies or resigns.On Saturday