What's this? / Report Bad Ads
Latest News
Pope Francis

Complete program of pope's trip to Fatima on May 12-13

March 20, 2017. The Vatican has published Pope Francis' program for his upcoming trip to Fatima.
Pope Francis

Pope Francis will travel to Egypt from 28 to 29 April 2017

March 18, 2017. In response to the invitation from the President of the Republic, the Bishops of the Catholic Church, His Holiness Pope Tawadros II and the Grand Imam of the Mosque of Al Azhar, Sheikh Ahmed Mohamed el-Tayyib, Pope Francis will make an Apostolic trip to the Arab Republic of Egypt from 28 to 29 April 2017, visiting the city of Cairo. The programme of the trip will be published shortly.
Pope Francis

Pope to meet with most powerful European leaders on March 24

March 3, 2017. On March 24 a historic meeting will take place between the pope and many of the most powerful heads of government throughout Europe. The meeting was announced by the Director of the Press Office of the Holy See, Greg Burke and will begin at 6 p.m. in the Sala Regia of the Apostolic Palace in the Vatican.

Benedict XVI's title will be 'Pope Emeritus' and he will continue to wear white

2013-02-26

He will continue to wear white, but without the small cape  that covers the shoulders.

FR. FEDERICO LOMBARDI
Vatican spokesman
"His name will continue to be 'Your Holiness Benedict XVI' because really he will continue to be Pope Benedict XVI. In addition, he will be Pope Emeritus.

The Pope will stop using his famous red shoes that became popular during his pontificate, instead he will use brown shoes that were given to him as a gift in Leon, during his trip to Mexico. The Pope says they're very comfortable.

FR. FEDERICO LOMBARDI
Vatican spokesman

"As far as his shoes, he won't be using the red ones. The Pope will instead wear a brown pair of shoes. Mexico will be very pleased because it's actually the pair of shoes that were given to him during his trip to Leon. Benedict XVI says he will continue using the Mexican shoes because they are very comfortable.”

The Vatican also confirmed that at 8pm, when his resignation becomes effective, the Swiss Guards who are in charge of protecting the Pope, will leave the Apostolic Palace of Castel Gandolfo, since at that Pope Benedict XVI will no longer be Pope. His security will instead be handled by the Vatican's Police force.


RCG/KLH
-RR
VM
-BN
-u:VIC