Tag Archives: Pope

How the Pope is Chosen

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


Pope Benedict XVI – From POW to Pontiff, a Timeline

414px-Benedykt_XVI_(2010-10-17)_4Today, 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 has led a complex life and history.

MSNBC highlights the timeline of this Pope’s life in the article: “From Prisoner of War to Pontiff, an interesting look at the life of this complex figure in the Catholic Church, Christianity, and indeed the world.

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 Holy See looking for a more permanent and high tech solution. Many see the use of technology as not only serving a conservation need, but also allowing greater access to its collection.

To learn more about the Vatican library and its endeavors to preserve its collection, see the article at MSNBC.