Pope Benedict XVI

Pope Francis will be played by actor Johnathan Pryce (right), best known for Game of Thrones, in an upcoming Netflix film. 
Arts & Culture News
Game of Thrones actor Jonathan Price will play Pope Francis in the upcoming Netflix film.
Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, former Vatican secretary of state, walks during the Good Friday service in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican March 25. (CNS photo/Alessandro Bianchi, Reuters)
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellJuly 13, 2017
Money destined for “Pope's hospital” allegedly went toward renovating the former secretary of state’s apartment.
In this Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 file photo, Pope Benedict XVI greets the crowd from the window of the Pope's summer residence of Castel Gandolfo, the scenic town where he will spend his first post-Vatican days and make his last public blessing as pope. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File)
Faith News
John Paul liked scrambled eggs on bacon for breakfast. Benedict spent his free time playing the piano, reading, listening to classical music.
Pope Francis greets Al-Azhar's Grand Imam Ahmed al-Tayeb during a meeting in Cairo on April 28, 2017. Photo courtesy of Reuters/Mohamed Abd El-Ghany
Faith Short Take
Francis has made it his business to try to build bridges with the Muslim world with the energy of a missionary. Benedict also delivered his message to Islam from afar.
Faith Video
America FilmsApril 19, 2017
To celebrate his 90th birthday, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI enjoyed a mug of beer and the company of visitors from his native Bavaria in Germany. 
Pope Francis greets retired Pope Benedict XVI in a 2015 file photo. (CNS photo/Maurizio Brambatti, EPA) 
Faith News
The 460-page commemorative volume gathers just a slice of the kind of rigorous research still being done today "in the light of faith," and in the footsteps of a 90-year-old pope.