Search Results for: benedict

Pope Benedict XVI: we must all get with the UN climate program, go green to save the planet

Pope Benedict XVI used his traditional New Year address to call for a revolution in personal lifestyles in order to safeguard the future of the planet. Telegraph | Jan 1, 2010 By Nick Squires in Rome Pope Benedict XVI used … Continue reading

A Pope’s new world order: Pope Benedict XVI proposes stunningly radical approach to global economy

There’s no doubt that in urging the creation of something akin to a world government, he has established a landmark for his papacy and for Catholicism. NY Daily News | Jul 8, 2009 Pope Benedict’s encyclical on economic justice, delivered … Continue reading

Pope Benedict ‘never in the Hitler Youth’, says Vatican

London Times | May 12, 2009 Amid rising criticism of the Pope’s performance at Israel’s Holocaust memorial, the Vatican made a surprise denial today that the German pontiff had ever been a member of the Hitler Youth. “The Pope has … Continue reading

Pope Benedict XVI appoints bishop who says Hurricane Katrina was a “divine” punishment

Austrian bishop believes the hurricane was “retribution” for the sexual sin of New Orleans Times Online | Feb 1, 2009 By Richard Owen in Rome Hard on the heels of lifting an excommunication from a schismatic bishop who denies that … Continue reading

Madonna dedicates “Like a Virgin” song to Pope Benedict

Madonna crucified on the Confessions tour Reuters | Sep 7, 2008 by Deepa Babington ROME (Reuters) – Pop star Madonna, once accused by the Vatican of staging one of the most satanic shows in history, surprised fans by dedicating her … Continue reading

Pope Benedict XVI sets up anti-terrorist squad

The Swiss Guards have been given anti-terrorism training, and now carry SIG P75 pistols and Heckler-Koch MP5 sub-machine guns, as well as their traditional halberds. Telegraph | Jun 11, 2008 By Malcolm Moore in Rome The Vatican has created an … Continue reading

Pope Benedict to heal sex scandal wounds

AFP | Apr 15, 2008 by Karin Zeitvogel WASHINGTON (AFP) – Pope Benedict XVI on Tuesday began a visit to the United States, hoping to heal the wounds left in the US church by a decades-long sex scandal that he … Continue reading

Popes and demons: Mysterious Vatican bank poses problem for new pontiff

GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images FilesThe massive round tower, left, is the headquarters of the Institute for Works of Religion, the Vatican’s secretive bank. . National Post | Mar 8, 2013by Adrian Humphreys . CLICK TO ENLARGE As the world waits for … Continue reading

Vatican: Pope to enjoy immunity from presecution for his role in child rape scandal coverups

Reuters | Feb 15, 2013 By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Benedict’s decision to live in the Vatican after he resigns will provide him with security and privacy. It will also offer legal protection from any attempt to … Continue reading

Prosecutors investigate Vatican Bank mafia link

Father Treppiedi, 36, was serving as a priest in Alcamo, near Trapani, said to be the richest parish on the Mafia’s island stronghold of Sicily Anti Mafia prosecutors have asked the secretive Vatican Bank to disclose details of an account … Continue reading