Roman Catholic Bishops issued a document on Monday from its assembly in Rome calling for tolerance and understanding.
CLEVELAND - Twitter feeds continue to be flooded with questions for Pope Benedict XVI, who announced Monday he will resign at the end of the month. The 85-year-old pope was the first to join Twitter on Feb. 28, 2012.
According to Twitter's blog , the @pontifex is his primary account in English, however, he also oversees several other accounts in major languages that offer translations of his tweets including Spanish, Italian, German and French.
The pope's last day will be Feb. 28. Pope Benedict is the first pontiff to resign in nearly 600 years.
Do you have a question you'd like to ask Pope Benedict? Ask your questions in the comment box below or tweet them to him using the hashtag #AskPontifex.
President Barack Obama called himself a "great admirer" of Pope Francis as he sat down at the Vatican Thursday.
Pope Francis' pared down papal wardrobe of sensible black shoes and a white cassock so thin you can see his black trousers.
New surveys commissioned by the Vatican show that the vast majority of Catholics in Germany and Switzerland reject church teaching on contraception, sexual morality, gay unions and divorce, findings remarkable both in their similarity and in the fact that they were even publicized.
Two white doves that were released by children standing alongside Pope Francis as a peace gesture have been attacked by other birds.
A document obtained by The Associated Press on Friday shows Pope Benedict XVI defrocked nearly 400 priests over just two years for molesting children.