Tag Archives: Catholicism

How the Pope is Chosen

With the Papal Conclave looming, Daily Infographic shares how a Pope is elected: About these ads

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Pope Benedict XVI – From POW to Pontiff, a Timeline

Today, Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation from the Papacy effective the end of the month. He is the first pontiff to resign since Gregory XII in 1415 (nearly 700 years)! This Pope has been a controversial leader and one who … Continue reading

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Vatican Goes High-Tech in an Attempt to Preserve its Library

The Vatican has one of the most extensive collections of scholarly, religious, and literary collections in its tomes. However, the cost of its maintenance and the realities that even the best resources will not preserve them forever, has had the … Continue reading

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Ship From Ill-Fated Spanish Armada (1588) Discovered off the Coast of Ireland

Nautical Archaeologists have recently discovered a shipwreck off the coast of Ireland that they believe to have belonged to the ill-fated 1588 expedition to England. In 1588, the Spanish Armada at 130 strong set sail to England with the intent … Continue reading

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