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Pope Benedict XVI Profile, Biography, About

  • Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio Elected Pope     Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 4:12 PM ET

    CNBC's Mary Thompson reports Pope Francis I is 76-years old and was the runner up to Pope Benedict XVI.

  • Pope Francis I First Pope From South America     Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 3:34 PM ET

    CNBC's Mary Thompson reports Pope Francis I is of Italian decent, and is from Argentina. He is also the first Jesuit, and has a degree in chemistry.

  • Pope Francis I: Let's Start Working Together     Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 3:24 PM ET

    Pope Francis I makes his first appearance as the new Pope. He offers prayer for his predecessor Benedict XVI.

  • First Appearance of Pope Francis I     Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 3:22 PM ET

    After Jorge Mario Bergoglio is elected as the new Pope of the Roman Catholic church, he makes his first appearance as Francis I before cheering crowds at the Vatican. (2:05)

  • New Pope Elected     Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 2:06 PM ET

    CNBC's Mary Thompson reports a new Pope has been elected as white smoke is seen coming from the Sistine Chapel. CNBC's Larry Kudlow weighs in. (5:59)

  • Cardinals Begin Long Process of Picking New Pope Friday, 1 Mar 2013 | 1:20 AM ET
    Pope Benedict XVI, on his retirement day Thursday.

    With Pope Benedict XVI now officially in retirement, Catholic cardinals around the world begin on Friday the process of picking the next leader of the world's largest church.

  • Pope Leaves the Vatican by Helicopter     Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 | 11:02 AM ET

    The "Squawk on the Street" crew reports after eight years, Pope Benedict XVI boarded a helicopter and left the Vatican.

  • How the Pope's Retirement Package Compares to Yours Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 | 7:51 AM ET
    Pope Benedict XVI, on his retirement day Thursday.

    Pope Benedict XVI's retirement package – the first the Vatican has offered in almost 600 years – is a sweet deal by the average American senior's standards.

  • Pope Benedict Steps Down     Monday, 11 Feb 2013 | 7:00 PM ET

    Pope Benedict XVI has announced he will resign. NBC News Vatican analyst George Weigel and Cathy Ruse, Family Research Council senior fellow, provide perspective.

  • Health Reasons Cited For Pope's Resignation     Monday, 11 Feb 2013 | 11:36 AM ET

    Chester Gillis, Georgetown University professor, discusses the abdication of Pope Benedict XVI on February 28th.

  • Pope Benedict XVI to Abdicate     Monday, 11 Feb 2013 | 9:44 AM ET

    CNBC's Claudia Pensotti reports on the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, the first Pope to resign in nearly 600 years.

  • Pope Benedict XVI to Resign on February 28th     Monday, 11 Feb 2013 | 7:00 AM ET
    Pope Benedict XVI

    Father Robert Sirico, Acton Institute, discusses the Pope's announced resignation at the end of the month and weighs in on likely candidates to replace the Pontiff.

  • Pope to Resign February 28th: Report     Monday, 11 Feb 2013 | 6:20 AM ET

    According to a report circulating this morning, a Vatican spokesman said Pope Benedict XVI will resign at the end of the month. The Pope is stepping down due to health reasons, reports the "Squawk Box" news team.

  • Grilli on Pope's Abdication     Monday, 11 Feb 2013 | 12:00 AM ET

    The Italian Finance Minister Vittorio Grilli's thoughts on Pope Benedict's announcement today that he will abdicate his position. Grilli does not see the Pope stepping down as a step toward developing a succession plan in the Catholic church.

  • Media groups want Legion of Christ papers unsealed Wednesday, 24 Oct 2012 | 10:15 AM ET

    PROVIDENCE, R.I.-- The Associated Press and three other news organizations Tuesday filed legal papers asking a Rhode Island judge to unseal documents in a lawsuit contesting the will of an elderly widow who gave some $60 million to the Legion of Christ, a disgraced Roman Catholic religious order.

  • *Butler gets 18- month sentence but remains in Vatican house arrest. VATICAN CITY, Oct 6- A Vatican court convicted Pope Benedict's former butler of stealing sensitive documents and sentenced him to 18 months detention on Saturday, at the end of one of the most sensational trials in the recent history of the Holy See.

  • *Vatican spokesman evokes papal pardon. VATICAN CITY, Oct 6- A Vatican court convicted Pope Benedict's former butler of stealing sensitive documents and sentenced him to 18 months in prison on Saturday, at the end of one of the most sensational trials in the recent history of the Holy See.

  • *Vatican spokesman evokes papal pardon By Philip Pullella and Naomi O'Leary. VATICAN CITY, Oct 6- A Vatican court convicted Pope Benedict's former butler of stealing sensitive documents and sentenced him to 18 months in prison on Saturday, at the end of one of the most sensational trials in the recent history of the Holy See.

  • Cuba Rules Out Political Change     Wednesday, 28 Mar 2012 | 11:10 AM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera has the story on Pope Benedict's visit to Cuba, praying for those denied freedom on the communist island.

  • The Pope's Meeting with Fidel Castro     Wednesday, 28 Mar 2012 | 7:52 AM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera has the story on economic change in Cuba, and Fidel Castro's upcoming meeting with Pope Benedict.

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