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  • Pope knocked to the floor at Christmas Eve Mass

    Pope knocked to the floor at Christmas Eve Mass
    Pope Benedict XVI tumbled to the marble floor of St. Peter's Basilica on Thursday night after a woman tackled him on his way to preside over Christmas Eve Mass. Benedict lost his gold-trimmed miter and staff when the woman grabbed the front of his robe...
  • Easter Sunday At The Vatican

    Easter Sunday At The Vatican
    Pope Benedict the sixteenth delivered Easter Sunday Mass in Vatican City today. Thousands of worshippers gathered at the Vatican for services at St. Peter's Square. A senior cardinal defended the Pope from "petty gossip" as the pontiff maintained his...
  • Landmarks, Cities Worldwide Unplug for "Earth Hour"

    Landmarks, Cities Worldwide Unplug for "Earth Hour"
    LONDON -- Europe's best known landmarks -- including the Eiffel Tower, Big Ben and Rome's Colosseum fell dark Saturday, following Sydney's Opera House and Beijing's Forbidden City in joining a global climate change protest, as lights were switched off...
  • Selection of odds-on favorite has Internet bookies smiling

    When Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger was elected pope, he was hardly the only winner. Thousands worldwide placed bets on him through the Web--and an inspired few hundred even correctly guessed he would take the name Benedict. Among a handful of Internet-...
  • Pope John Paul II Dies at 84

    Pope John Paul II, whose indomitable will and uncompromising belief in human dignity helped bring down communism in Eastern Europe and reshaped Christianity's relationship to Judaism, died today. He was 84. The Polish-born John Paul, indisputably the...
  • Out of silence, a melody rises

    VATICAN CITY - St. Peter's Square yesterday was in many ways the portrait of an ideal spring day, sunny and warm and populated by hundreds of boisterous tourists. But that picture changed quickly. After Vatican officials went on television in the...
  • 'I know he is at peace,' Keeler says

    Cardinal William H. Keeler, who is expected to be the first Baltimore archbishop in more than 100 years to participate in the ritualized process of selecting a pope, prayed for the ailing pontiff yesterday even as he prepared to clear his schedule for...
  • Former professor led Vatican office that enforces doctrine of faith

    As soon as his name was read from a balcony of St. Peter's Basilica, Joseph Ratzinger was being considered a transitional pope because of his age - at 78, the oldest pontiff elected to lead the Roman Catholic Church in nearly three centuries. But when...
  • Ancient, secretive task awaits at conclave

    VATICAN CITY - Tomorrow, 115 cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church will sequester themselves in the Vatican's Sistine Chapel for the beginning of the faith's most private and perhaps most important ritual, the election of a new pope. They will dress...
  • A pontiff of the people

    A pontiff of the people
    Pope John Paul II, the world-traveling, working-class pontiff who stood up to the Soviet bloc and won the allegiance of tens of millions, died Saturday in Vatican City. He was 84. "We all feel like orphans this evening," Undersecretary of State Archbishop...