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Pope Benedict XVI Officially Retires, Becomes Pope Emeritus

Pope Benedict XVI Officially Retires, Becomes Pope Emeritus

Mar. 1 | By Sandra Birungi At precisely 8:00pm (Rome time), Pope Benedict XVI officially ceased to be the Pope and will now be referred to as pope emeritus. In the early hours of Thursday, Pope Benedict addressed 144 cardinals gathered in the Clementine Hall of...

Catholic Pope Resigns – Pope Benedict XVI to Officially Step Down Today

Catholic Pope Resigns – Pope Benedict XVI to Officially Step Down Today

Feb. 28 | By Mirembe Martina Pope Benedict XVI is going to officially step down today and the conclave is going to meet to start the election of a new pope as soon as possible. Yesterday, the pope issued his last address at St. Peter’s Square to a crowd of...

Pope Benedict XVI’s Emotional Last Speech at St. Peter’s Square

Pope Benedict XVI’s Emotional Last Speech at St. Peter’s Square

Feb. 28 | By Jane Nambi Pope Benedict XVI yesterday was bade farewell by masses of people and the Vatican officially and delivered his last speech as pope before his official departure today. He talked of “rough seas” that marked his papacy “when...

How Pope Benedict XVI is Going to Officially Resign

How Pope Benedict XVI is Going to Officially Resign

Feb. 27 | By Sandra Birungi Early February, Pope Benedict XVI announced his desire to step down from papacy becoming the first pope in 600 years to cede the title and surprised the world. However, the pope is supposed to officially cede the title Thursday February...

Pope Benedict XVI’s Final Audience to Host Over 50,000 People

Pope Benedict XVI’s Final Audience to Host Over 50,000 People

Feb. 27 | By Mirembe Martina Over 50, 000 people are expected to attend Pope Benedict’s final audience which is going to take place today in St. Peter’s Square. The Pope held his last service last week, Sunday ahead of his Thursday 28th official resignation. The...

Pope Benedict XVI Seeks Immunity in Italy Impending Arrest

Pope Benedict XVI Seeks Immunity in Italy Impending Arrest

Feb. 15 | By Mirembe Martina As the world waits to see if indeed Pope Benedict XVI is going to be arrested, the International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State (ITCCS) has revealed the Pope now seeks immunity in Italy. Pope Benedict XVI who was born, Joseph...

Pope Benedict XVI Was Forced to Resign by Vatican Secretary of State

Pope Benedict XVI Was Forced to Resign by Vatican Secretary of State

Feb. 14 | By Mirembe Martina In a new twist into the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, the pope is said to have been forced to resign by the secretary of State of the Vatican, Tarcisio Bertone. Pope Benedict XVI resigned on Monday February 11th shocking the whole...

Brussels Central Office Issues Warrant of Arrest for Pope Benedict XVI

Brussels Central Office Issues Warrant of Arrest for Pope Benedict XVI

Feb. 14 | By Mirembe Martina Pope Benedict XVI is wanted by the Brussels Central Office over crimes against humanity and ordering a criminal conspiracy. According to a statement by the Brussels Central Office, the pope, known as Pope Benedict XVI, Joseph Ratzinger...

“I Knew About the Pope’s Resignation Months Back”,Pope’s Brother

“I Knew About the Pope’s Resignation Months Back”,Pope’s Brother

Feb. 13 | Pope Benedict’s brother says he knew about his  resignation several months ago,The Guardian reports Georg Ratzinger, 89, told the AFP on Monday that  he  accepts brother’s decision to step down, saying Benedict had done ‘everything...

Gulu Catholics Puzzled with Pope’s Resignation

Gulu Catholics Puzzled with Pope’s Resignation

Feb. 12 | By Emmanuel Omona Pa Okech Catholics in Gulu town are puzzled with the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI.Uganda Picks collected different views from many catholic believers ,and it  is generally still a shock. James Okello, a catholic in Gulu town said...

The Vatican Surprised by Pope’s Resignation – The World Reacts to the News

The Vatican Surprised by Pope’s Resignation – The World Reacts to the News

Feb. 11 | By Sandra Birungi The Vatican has come out and said they were surprised by the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI who has announced, through a statement that he had resigned due to a number of reasons which are still unclear. However, he pointed out issues...

Pope Benedict XVI Full Resignation Speech

Pope Benedict XVI Full Resignation Speech

Feb. 11 | By Mirembe Martina Pope Benedict XVI made the announcement that he will be retiring at the end of the month on 28th February . The announcement came as a shock to the rest of the world as no clear reasons were given as to why he decided to retire. His...

Pope Benedict XVI Resigns

Pope Benedict XVI Resigns

Feb. 11 | By Jane Nambi Pope Benedict XVI has announced that at the end of this month, he will be retiring.The information was confirmed by the Vatican. Pople Benedict, 85, took over the reigns of leading the Catholic church after the death of Pope John Paul II....

Pope Blesses Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga

Pope Blesses Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga

Dec. 14 | By Mirembe Martina While visiting Rome in Italy, Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga was blessed by Pope Benedict XVI while attending a mass. The speaker was at the service at which the Pope launched his Twitter account and sent his first message in...