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  Benedict XVI quits Vatican City for last time as pope
  Pope Francis hints at 'brief' papacy   Pope Francis has suggested he may resign his papacy like his predecessor, rather than remain at the Vatican for life   Pope Francis appoints 20 new cardinals  The Pope is boosting the number of men from developing countries in the group that will elect his successor   Pope Francis names 20 new cardinals  Pope Francis has named 20 new cardinals from 14 countries, including churchmen from Tonga, Ethiopia and Myanmar Israeli leader urges calm in Jerusalem  Prime minister vowed to maintain longstanding worship arrangements at Jerusalem's most sensitive religious site, calling for calm and restra... Pope appoints 19 new cardinals Map of St. Peter%27s Basilica Vatican  Pope Francis created 19 new cardinals Saturday in a ceremony in the St. Peter's Basilica -- the first such appointments since he was elected pontiff Radical Iraqi cleric Sadr 'retires'  Iraq's radical Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr has announced he is retiring from political life, in a handwritten note posted on his website   Pope to appoint 19 new cardinals  Pope Francis is to appoint 19 new cardinals next month, including churchmen from Haiti and Burkina Faso, reflecting his commitment to the po... Benedict denies abuse cover-up Pope Francis names Pietro Parolin as secretary of state Prayers as Mandela stays in hospital Scandal claims France's top rabbi   Benedict XVI steps down from papacy

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Mar.13   Vatican
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Jan.4   Vatican

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Nov.2   Jerusalem
Feb.22   Vatican
Feb.15   Iraq
Jan.12   Vatican

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Sep.24   Vatican
Aug.31   Vatican
Jun.9   South Africa
Apr.11   Paris
Feb.28   Vatican
  Pope Benedict XVI has officially resigned, saying that he now 'will simply be a pilgrim' starting his last journey on earth
  Amid pomp and ceremony, Benedict XVI left Vatican City for the last time as pope, ahead of his historic resignation as leader of the world's Catholics
 The 85-year-old pontiff is being flown by helicopter to the papal retreat at Castel Gandolfo, near Rome
Feb.27   Vatican
  Benedict XVI spoke of moments of struggle as well as joy Wednesday during his final public address from a stage set up in St. Peter's Square
Feb.26   Vatican   Pope to hold final Vatican audience   Crowds have begun gathering in St Peter's Square in the Vatican for the Pope's final general audience before his resignation on Thursday Feb.25   Scotland Archbishop resigns amid abuse claims  Scotland's Roman Catholic archbishop, Cardinal Keith O'Brien, has resigned amid allegations that he abused four men studying to be priests Feb.24   Scotland Archbishop contests 'inappropriate behavior' claim Feb.23   Vatican Vatican attacks resignation 'gossip'  The Vatican's chief spokesperson has criticised the media for reporting 'misinformation' about the Church Feb.12   pacemaker Pope has pacemaker, Vatican says Feb.11   Vatican Pope Benedict to resign at end of month
  The spiritual leader of 1.2 billion Catholics surprised the world Monday by saying he will resign at the end of the month 'because of advanced age'
 The news startled and shocked the Catholic world and led to frenzied speculation about who would replace him

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Mar.18   Berlin German pastor elected president Jan.4   Los Angeles LA bishop with secret family quits

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Oct.6   Cape Town Desmond Tutu ends public career
Apr.9   Vatican Vatican defends Pope in letter row  A spokesman said the claims, which stem from a letter signed by Benedict XVI when he was a senior Vatican official, had been taken out of co... Mar.24   Ireland Pope accepts resignation of Irish bishop Map of Cork Ireland  The Pope has accepted the resignation of John Magee found to have mishandled allegations of clerical sex abuse in his County Cork diocese

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Jul.23   New Jersey Mayors, rabbis arrested in crime probe
  2 mayors, rabbis and politicians are among some 30 people arrested in a major corruption and money-laundering investigation Jan.31   Moscow Orthodox Church enthrones leader
Jan.27   Moscow Russian church picks new head
  Russian Orthodox Church leaders selected Metropolitan Kirill, a 62-year-old modernizer, to be the next head of the church

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Aug.31   Mumbai   Dalai Lama due to leave hospital  The Dalai Lama, 73, will leave hospital after undergoing tests for abdominal discomfort. He canceled planned trips to Mexico Mar.18   India   Dalai Lama 'to resign' if violence worsens   The Dalai Lama will step down as leader of Tibet's government-in-exile if violence by protesters in the region worsens

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Feb.12   Jerusalem Mayor to calm Muslim fears over walkway

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May.13   San Francisco Bay Area U.S. archbishop new Vatican enforcer

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Oct.16   Vatican   John Paul marks 25 years as pope  The Roman Catholic cardinals and thousands of worshippers are descending on Rome

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Dec.13   Boston Cardinal Law quits over sex scandal  Archbishop has resigned amid accusations that he covered up paedophilia by Roman Catholic priests in his diocese

year 2000 Top ^

Nov.25   Vatican Pope names Syrian to important post
Sep. 9, 1585   Paris Armand Jean du Plessis Richelieu born
  The Cardinal de Richelieu was often known by the title of the King's 'Chief Minister' or 'First Minister'

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B. 2015-03-13 Pope Francis hints at 'brief' papacy Vatican
2. 2015-02-14 Pope Francis appoints 20 new cardinals Vatican
3. 2015-01-04 Pope Francis names 20 new cardinals Vatican
E. 2014-11-02 Israeli leader urges calm in Jerusalem Jerusalem
2014-02-22 Pope appoints 19 new cardinals St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican
G. 2014-02-15 Radical Iraqi cleric Sadr 'retires' Iraq
7. 2014-01-12 Pope to appoint 19 new cardinals Vatican
I. 2013-09-24 Benedict denies abuse cover-up Vatican
9. 2013-08-31 Pope Francis names Pietro Parolin as secretary of state Vatican

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