Cardinals have set Tuesday as the start date for the conclave to elect the next pope, signaling that they were wrapping up a week of discussions about the problems of the church and who best among them might lead it.
The College of Cardinals met Monday, but they have yet to decide when they will begin the conclave to elect a new pope.
The Catholic cardinals met today in the Vatican to begin deciding who should be Pope Benedict XVI’s successor.
Pope Benedict XVI basked in an emotional sendoff Wednesday at his final general audience in St. Peter’s Square, recalling moments of “joy and light” during his papacy but also times of great difficulty. He also thanked his flock for respecting his decision to retire.
Cardinal Donald Wuerl will arrive in Rome shortly to help elect a new pope.
His arms outstretched in a symbolic embrace, Pope Benedict XVI blessed tens of thousands of cheering people on Sunday in one of his last appearances as pontiff from his window overlooking St. Peter’s Square.
KDKA Radio’s Rob Pratte is joined by local clergymen to discuss Pope Benedict’s historic resignation and the process of electing a new pope.
As the shepherd of Catholics, Pope Benedict XVI sets the teaching agenda for believers.
There was some shocking news from the Vatican Monday morning as Pope Benedict XVI announced he will resign at the end of the month.
Pope Benedict XVI announced Monday he would resign Feb. 28 because he is simply too old to carry on. Here is the text of his announcement, delivered to cardinals gathered for a ceremony to name three new saints.
Pope Benedict XVI has announced that he will resign Feb. 28, the first pontiff to do so in nearly 600 years. The decision sets the stage for a conclave to elect a new pope before the end of March.