Pope Benedict http://tpr.org en Pope Benedict Reportedly Defrocked Hundreds Of Priests For Abuse http://tpr.org/post/pope-benedict-reportedly-defrocked-hundreds-priests-abuse In a period of just over two years, Pope Benedict XVI defrocked nearly 400 priests for molesting children, according to the AP, which says it obtained a document representing a rare collection of such data.<p>As of Friday afternoon, NPR hasn't independently confirmed the AP's information, not having seen the document. Fri, 17 Jan 2014 20:29:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 25272 at http://tpr.org Pope Benedict Reportedly Defrocked Hundreds Of Priests For Abuse The Source: Pope Francis' Church http://tpr.org/post/source-pope-francis-church <p></p><p>The first Jesuit pope, the first pope to replace a sitting pope in 600 years, the first pope from the &quot;New World,&quot; Pope Francis has been raising eyebrows and spirits of progressives and the blood pressure of stalwart Catholics with his recent interviews and public statements.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 16:50:28 +0000 Paul Flahive 19829 at http://tpr.org The Source: Pope Francis' Church San Antonio Archdiocese Talks About Papal Vacancy http://tpr.org/post/san-antonio-archdiocese-talks-about-papal-vacancy <p>On Monday Catholics were greeted with the unexpected news of Pope Benedict VXI&nbsp;announcing he will be stepping down at the end of the month. San Antonio Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller, who was appointed by Benedict, expressed his thoughts on moving forward and gratitude for the Pope’s years of service.</p><p>Like many across the world, Archbishop Garcia-Siller said the announcement came as a surprise to him. The Archbishop sent three weeks with the Pontiff in October during the last Synod of Bishops at the Vatican.</p> Tue, 12 Feb 2013 13:12:52 +0000 Joey Palacios 6238 at http://tpr.org San Antonio Archdiocese Talks About Papal Vacancy