Experts Weigh In On Implications Of Choosing Successor For Pope Benedict Moments after Pope Benedict's resignation took effect, the wheels of the church began to turn.
World Converges On Rome For Benedict XVI's Farewell To The PapacyAn ancient institution is being challenged by an uncertain situation -- the historic resignation of a pope, a man even his critics concede is blessed by a tremendous intellect.
Pope Benedict XVI Changes Conclave Rules, Allows Earlier StartPope Benedict XVI has changed the rules of the conclave that will elect his successor, allowing cardinals to move up the start date if all of them arrive in Rome before the usual 15-day transition between pontificates.
Pope Benedict XVI Presides Over St. Peter's Square For The Last TimePope Benedict XVI presided over St. Peter’s Square for the last time Sunday, and Roman Catholics in New York and around the world are waiting to find out who will take his place.
New Yorkers React To Reports Of Vatican Sex Ring Scandal, Pope's ResignationMany New Yorkers at St. Patrick’s Cathedral Saturday – but not all – dismissed the reports that a scandal had a role in the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI.
Cardinal Dolan Says He's Focusing On The Responsibility Of Picking A New PopeAsh Wednesday is the day when many Christians begin a 40-day period in preparation for Easter. Cardinal Timothy Dolan is also preparing -- to travel to Rome, following the historic resignation of the pope.
Pope Joins The Masses On Twitter With @Pontifex HandleThe pontiff will tweet in eight languages starting Dec. 12 using his personal handle. He will respond live to questions about faith during his weekly general audience, the Vatican said Monday.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan Reflects On Life-Altering Experience At The VaticanCardinal Timothy Dolan reflected on the weekend that saw him honored by the pope and covered by the international media as one of the Catholic Church's leading voices in the world.