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There are hopes to have a new pope in place by Easter, this March 31.
The Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, has left the Vatican to spend his last hour as pope at his retreat in Castel Gandolfo. Within the next hour, he will become the first pope in six centuries to retire. He will spend the next several weeks at his splendid retreat house, before permanently entering a Vatican monastery.
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Our reason for starting this “Countdown to the Conclave” is simple: Let’s cut through all the media hype, the spin, the deception, and focus on the basic facts about, and narrative of, the Conclave. Our first offering is FAQ — frequently asked questions — about a papal conclave in general and the next one specifically.
This is the first of a series of articles on the eight interior practices of True Devotion to Mary as proposed by St. Louis de Montfort in his book, True devotion to Mary…
The historic nature of the events unfolding in the Catholic Church becomes even more dramatic on a daily basis. On Monday morning, February 25, 2013, Pope Benedict XVI issued, on his own authority (Motu proprio), an apostolic letter modifying the time period required for the convening of a conclave of Cardinal Electors to choose his successor
“so I can continue to serve the Church with the same dedication and the same love with which I have done thus far, but in a way that is better suited to my age and my strength”
On Sunday, the Holy Father will address the faithful gathered in St. Peter’s Square for the final Angelus address of his pontificate.
On the news of Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation there will be many questions as to who will replace the Holy Father….