Pope Benedict XVI Names New Cardinals, Including American James Michael Harvey

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Today Pope Benedict XVI named 6 new cardinals to the official group that will elect the next Pope.  Of note, these 6 are all non-Europeans and represent a purposeful move towards more diversity among Church leadership. American James Michael Harvey is one of the selected new Cardinals.  Harvey was born in Milwaukee and was ordained to the Roman Catholic priesthood in 1975.The Pope attended the official ceremony in St Peter's Basilica to name each candidate into the Catholic Church's...Read Full Story

The Pope's Got Style

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Pope Benedict XVI arrives at the iconic Notre Dame cathedral to conduct an evening service, September 12, 2008 in Paris, France. The four day trip by the Pope to Paris and Lourdes is seen as an attempt to reinvigorate Catholicism in France. (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images Europe)Even for an 81-year-old man, Pope Benedict XVI understands the importance of riding in style. That's why he always rides in his signature Popemobile.The vehicle is used to make the Pope more visible while...Read Full Story

Cool Pictures from Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel

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Pope Benedict XVI celebrates baptisms in the Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel, January 13, 2008 in Vatican City.  Click here for the full photo album . (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images News)Read Full Story