VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The Vatican Bank, a center of scandals for decades, is to launch its own website and publish its annual report in an effort to increase transparency, its new president said. Full story
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Benedict XVI moved back to the Vatican on Thursday, opening an uncertain era in Catholic Church history where an "emeritus pope" and a ruling pontiff will live as neighbors for the first time. Full story
CNBC's Mary Thompson reports Pope Francis I is 76-years old and was the runner up to Pope Benedict XVI.
In a scoop being referred to as Vatileaks, the pope’s former butler passed hundreds of pages of documents he smuggled out of the pope’s apartment to journalist Gianluigi Nuzzi, the contents of which some believe forced the pope to resign. NBC’s Richard Engel reports.
Art historian Elizabeth Lev and Chris Jansing tour the Italian residence, Castle Gandolfo, where Pope Emeritus Benedict is beginning his retirement.
On Monday at the Vatican, Roman Catholic cardinals will take the first steps toward electing a new pope. They'll meet for three hours in the morning and then again in the early evening. NBC’s Keir Simmons reports.
Now that Benedict XVI has officially stepped down from his reign as pope, the speculation about who will be next begins. NBC’s Keir Simmons reports on some of the frontrunners, including Cardinal Scola of Milan and Cardinal Turkson of Ghana.
Pope Benedict XVI is seen near Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone during Ash Wednesday mass at the Vatican in this February 13, 2013 file photo. Pope Francis, who has said he wants the Catholic Church to be a model of austerity and honesty, could restructure or even close the Vatican's scandal-ridden bank a
The popemobile ascends a ramp from Ground Zero as Pope Benedict XVI leaves a brief ceremony at the site of the north tower of the World Trade Center on April 20, 2008 in New York City. The pontiff will celebrate Mass in Yankee Stadium before departing New York.
Pope Benedict XVI arrives on his popemobile to celebrate Mass in Seravalle's stadium, San Marino, on June 19, 2011.
Pope Benedict XVI leads the Chrismal mass in Saint Peter's basilica at the Vatican March 28, 2013. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi(VATICAN - Tags: RELIGION)