Pope Francis Set to Leave Hospital After Three-Day Stay
After being hospitalized for respiratory problems and diagnosed with bronchitis, Pope Francis is set to leave the hospital on Saturday. The 86-year-old pope spent three days in the hospital, during which he had a good day on Thursday and dined on pizza with the medical staff, caught up on work, and read newspapers.
Photographs Of Pope Francis Admitted To Be Digital Fakes
Photographs Of Pope Francis Admitted To Be Digital FakesPhoto byPablo Xavier. By now, you may have already seen this picture. A photograph of the Pope wearing [what appears to be] a white designer puffer jacket has gone viral – only it wasn’t real. The image of Pope Francis was created last weekend by a construction worker, Pablo Xavier, who wanted to create a ‘trippy’ image of the Pope – and it lit up the internet.
Pope Francis Claims we are in World War III.
In an interview with the Swiss media Pope Francis stated that it is not only Russian imperialism that is responsible for the war in Ukraine. Francis noted that this war is "driven by imperial interests.” he added that "it's not only about the Russian empire, but also about empires from other places… All the great powers are entangled. And the battlefield is Ukraine. Everyone is fighting there," he said.
This day in history: Pope Benedict XVI retires
February 28, 2013: Pope Benedict XVI (1927-2022) announces his resignation, becoming the first pope to do so in nearly 600 years. Pope Benedict XVI, born Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger, was the head of the Catholic Church from 2005 until his resignation in 2013. He was born on April 16, 1927, in Marktl am Inn, Bavaria, Germany. He was ordained a priest in 1951 and later became a professor of theology at several universities, including the University of Regensburg, where he served as a professor from 1969 to 1977.
Pope Benedict Health Worsening, Says Vatican Press Office
According to Matteo Bruni director of the Vatican press office, Pope Benedict's health condition is worsening and he called for prayers for the 95-year-old Vatican official. Early on December 28, he reported,
A Pope put his deceased predecessor on trial and the reason is interesting
The Cadaver SynodPhoto byWikimedia Commons; Public Domains. Pope Stephen VI was the bishop of Rome from 896 to 897 AD. One of the most notable events of his papacy was the trial of his deceased predecessor, Pope Formosus. This event, known as the Cadaver Synod, was a highly unusual and controversial affair.
When Pope Gregory IX Declared War Against Cats
Pope Gregory IX, head of the catholic church, suspected that cats were Satan's companions and that Lucifer was lodged inside the cats. Due to this, he declared war on cats, prompting the Vatican to kill them.
Weird Church History - Trial of a Pope’s Corpse
The Catholic Church’s most infamous trial was held in 897 by Pope Stephen VI, during which the corpse of Pope Formosus was exhumed and put on trial. Pope Formosus and Stephen VI by Jean Paul Laurens(Jean-Paul Laurens, Public domain/Wikimedia Commons)
A Female Pope: History or Myth?
According to numerous chroniclers, Ioannes Anglicus, a woman, pretended to be Pope John VIII. Illustration of Pope Joan giving birth, used as the frontispiece of A Present for a Papist: Or, The History of the Life of Pope Joan(Unknown author, public domain/wikimedia commons)
Pope John Paul II visited Phoenix
Pope John Paul II visited Phoenix, Arizona in 1987.