Special Report on the papacy: The impossible job — God’s CEO on Earth

March 8, 2013

(Pope Benedict XVI leaves at the end of the Vespers mass to celebrate the feast of Saint Peters and Paul in the Saint Paul Outside the Walls basilica in Rome June 28, 2010. REUTERS/Tony Gentile)

Vatican battles to maintain secrecy ahead of conclave to elect pope

March 7, 2013

(Saint Peter’s Basilica is pictured at the Vatican March 7, 2013.  REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini)

“Believing without belonging” challenges Catholicism – NY Cardinal Dolan

March 1, 2013

(Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the Archbishop of New York, watches  the helicopter (not pictured) carrying Pope Benedict XVI fly off from the Vatican, on its way to the papal summer residence at Castelgandolfo, February 28, 2013. REUTERS/Yara Nardi )

Cardinals start to winnow down their papal candidates lists

March 1, 2013

(A man tries to remove a spoof poster supporting Ghana’s Cardinal Peter Turkson from a billboard in Rome, March 1, 2013.  REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi )

Pope Emeritus Benedict relaxes as cardinals prepare for vote

March 1, 2013

(A man holds new stamps “Vacant Seat” in his shop next to the Vatican in Rome March 1, 2013.  REUTERS/Tony Gentile )

Ghana’s Cardinal Peter Turkson is Irish bookmakers’ favorite for new pope

February 27, 2013

(Cardinal Peter Turkson (2nd L) during the Ash Wednesday mass at the Vatican February 13, 2013. REUTERS/ Alessandro Bianchi )

U.N. child rights body says U.S. lax on clerical sex abuse cases

February 18, 2013

(Joelle Casteix, victim of sexual abuse by a priest and member of U.S.-based support group Survivor’s Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP), attaches pictures to a wall before of a news conference in downtown Rome June 8, 2010. REUTERS/Tony Gentile )

Europe still strong in papal conclave despite church shift to Global South

February 17, 2013

(People are gathered in St Peter’s Square as Pope Benedict XVI leads his Sunday Angelus prayer at the Vatican February 17, 2013. REUTERS/Tony Gentile )

Book Talk: Papal resignation a PR coup for veteran Vatican journalist

February 14, 2013

(Road signs  in front of Saint Peter’s Basilica from the Vatican Gardens at the Vatican May 31, 2010. REUTERS/Max Rossi )