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Why Vatican might accept married priests

Why Vatican might accept married priests

article by Frank Viviano

In the lengthy chronicle of the Roman Catholic Church, the resignation of Benedict XVI has no close precedent. It is highly improbable that the pope acted unilaterally, in response to feebleness or aging. Nothing short of profound crisis could have brought matters to this dramatic turn – and nothing short of a dramatic nod to […]

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Bells of Barga ring for new Pope

Bells of Barga ring for new Pope

The bells in the Duomo in Barga started ringing this evening to sound out across the whole valley that the new Pope had been elected. White smoke flowed from the chimney above the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican shortly after 7pm , signalling that one of the candidates for the pontificate had obtained the necessary […]