Vatican crows that Pope Benedict beats Justin Bieber on re-tweets

December 20, 2012

(Pope Benedict XVI’s twitter account is pictured with his first tweet on an iPad tablet in this photo illustration taken in Milan December 12, 2012. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini)

Pope gets over half million Twitter followers a day after joining as @Pontifex

December 5, 2012

(Pope Benedict XVI’s twitter account is pictured on a smart phone in front of the Twitter logo displayed on a laptop in this photo illustration taken in Rome December 3, 2012. Benedict’s new handle on Twitter will be @pontifex, beating out other contenders that had been considered to showcase the thoughts of one of the world’s most visible leaders. The Vatican said on Monday that the pope will start tweeting on December 12. REUTERS/Max Rossi )

Read all about it: Pope Benedict is not the Grinch that stole Christmas!

November 28, 2012

(Pope Benedict XVI, wearing the white fur-trimmed red bonnet reserved to Popes and called camauro, arrives to celebrate his general audience in St. Peter’s square at the Vatican December 21, 2005.REUTERS/Alessia Pierdomenico)

Pope Benedict’s third book on Jesus reaffirms doctrine of his virgin birth

November 20, 2012

(Italian-language copies of Pope Benedict XVI’s book “The Childhood of Jesus” are seen during a presentation in the Vatican November 20, 2012.  REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi)

“Uncle Technology” joins the Assisi family of St Francis

November 19, 2012

A visitor uses a touch screen to view a digital detail of a fresco by Giotto in the basilica of St Francis in Assisi October 6, 2012. REUTERS/Handout

Pope Benedict says the world needs more (literary) Latin lovers

November 14, 2012

(A closeup of the illuminated letter P in the 1407AD Latin Bible on display in Malmesbury Abbey, Wiltshire, England..)

Vatican may eventually limit visits to the Sistine Chapel

October 31, 2012

(Pope Benedict XVI leads a special meeting with artists in the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican November 21, 2009. REUTERS/Osservatore Romano )

Pope’s butler fascinated by occult, Free Masons, spies and Vatican scandals

October 3, 2012

(Start of the trial of Pope Benedict’s former butler Paolo Gabriele (3rd L, in grey), accused of stealing and leaking the pontiff’s personal papers, at the Vatican September 29, 2012. REUTERS/Osservatore Romano)

Vatican court to reserve some evidence in butler case for Pope Benedict

September 30, 2012

(Pope Benedict’s former butler Paolo Gabriele (R), accused of stealing and leaking the pontiff’s personal papers, sits at the start of his trial at the Vatican September 29, 2012. REUTERS/Osservatore Romano)