Pope Resignation

4:41am

Wed March 6, 2013
Europe

German Man Caught Impersonating A Cardinal

Originally published on Wed March 6, 2013 9:18 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning, I'm Renee Montagne.

The world is speculating, furiously, about who will be the next pope. The wait was too much for one German man, who tried to sneak into a closed-door meeting of cardinals by impersonating one. The man, calling himself Basilius was spotted and thrown out by the Swiss Guard, after someone noticed his crucifix was too short and his sash was just a purple scarf. He claimed to be from the Italian Orthodox Church - which does not exist.

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6:38am

Tue March 5, 2013
The Two-Way

At The Vatican, 'No Rush' To Set Conclave; And A Fake Bishop Tries To Get In

Originally published on Tue March 5, 2013 9:17 am

That's not a real bishop on the left: A man later identified as Ralph Napierski of Germany (at left) posed with Cardinal Sergio Sebiastiana and others on Monday at the Vatican. Napierski was an imposter. He was later escorted from the area by Swiss Guards.
Vincenzo Pinto AFP/Getty Images

Roman Catholic cardinals are in "no rush" to set the date for the start of their conclave that will choose the next pope, a Vatican spokesman told reporters Tuesday.

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7:08am

Mon March 4, 2013
The Two-Way

Prayers, Oaths Of Secrecy As Catholic Cardinals Meet

Originally published on Mon March 4, 2013 9:35 am

Some of the cardinals as they arrived for today's meeting in Vatican City.
Claudio Peri EPA /LANDOV

As they begin the process that will lead to selection of the next pope, the Roman Catholic Church's cardinals must first decide just when to officially start deciding, NPR's Sylvia Poggioli reminds us from Rome this morning.

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3:49am

Sun March 3, 2013
Religion

With Papacy In Flux, A Look At The Role Of Women

Originally published on Sun March 3, 2013 5:43 am

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RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

We just heard Sylvia outline some of the issues facing the Catholic Church during this leadership transition, including the role and status of women within the church. This past week, I spoke with Sister Pat Farrell, the former president of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious. It's the most influential group of Catholic nuns in the United States. Last spring, the Vatican publically reprimanded the group for promoting, quote, "radical feminist themes incompatible with the Catholic Church."

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8:08am

Fri March 1, 2013
The Two-Way

As Cardinals Vet Possible Popes, Names May Emerge

Roman Catholic cardinals at the Vatican on Thursday, as Pope Benedict XVI bid them goodbye. Now they must turn to choosing his successor.
Osservatore Romano Reuters /Landov
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