The Pope Has Left The Building

Rome – Pope Benedictus XVI has made his final public appearance from the Papal palace balcony. His reign as head of the Roman Catholic Church has come to an end. Shortly in the afternoon the Pope gave one final short speech from the Castel Gandolfo palace balcony to the thousands of…

The Pope Quits: Now What?

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from (title unknown) by Tyler Durden While Dan Brown fans are intimately familiar with the details of Conclave, there are those who have not studied Robert Langdon’s every clue-busting eureka moment under a microscope. For them, the AP has this handy step-by-step guide for how a…

The fate of peoples is made like this, two men in small rooms. Forget the coronations, the conclaves of cardinals, the pomp and processions. This is how the world changes: a counter pushed across a table, a pen stroke that alters the force of a phrase, a woman’s sigh as she passes and leaves on the air a trail of orange flower or rosewater; her hand pulling close the bed curtain, the discreet sigh of flesh against flesh.
—  Wolf Hall, Hilary Mantel