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New Pope Is Now an Elected From Vatican City

New Pope Is Now an Elected From Vatican City

  • Posted: Mar 13, 2013
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White smoke billows from the chimney of the Sistine Chapel after cardinals chose a new leader of the Catholic church.

The new leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics is expected to appear on the balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica within an hour, after stopping to pray in the Pauline Chapel for a few minutes

His appearance will come after  French Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran the protodeacon, announces “Habemus Papum” – “We have a pope” – and gives the name of the new pontiff read more

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Pope Election Black Smoke Signals No New Pope

Pope Election Black Smoke Signals No New Pope

  • Posted: Mar 13, 2013
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Black smoke emerges from the chimney of the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel indicating that the 115 cardinals are still undecided.

Black smoke that emerged from the chimney of the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel indicates the cardinals are not decided yet on Benedict’s successor.

The cardinals reconvened for the papal conclave behind closed doors after the first round of voting on Tuesday night proved inconclusive.

Black smoke from Vatican chimney

Black smoke symbolizes no new Pope

They awoke to attend mass in the Pauline Chapel in the Vatican’s read more

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‘Mummy Tax’ Benefit Changes Criticised

‘Mummy Tax’ Benefit Changes Criticised

  • Posted: Mar 10, 2013
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The PM is accused of unfairly targeting new mothers, while the Archbishop of Canterbury says children will “pay” for benefit cuts.

The new Archbishop of Canterbury has chosen Mother’s Day to give a warning to the Government over planned cuts to welfare.

Justin Welby it is one of 43 bishops who have written an open letter condemning changes to the benefit system.

He warned that “children and families will pay the price” if the plans go ahead read more

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Care Home Staff ‘Must Have Proper Training’

Care Home Staff ‘Must Have Proper Training’

  • Posted: Mar 09, 2013
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Care home staff will reportedly be required to undergo compulsory training under Government plans to better protect the elderly.

Government will introduce a new plan that include compulsory training for care home staff to protect the elderly from neglect and abuse.

Health minister Norman Lamb said the lack of basic requirements for training care workers was leaving pensioners in the hands of staff who have “no idea what they are doing”.

Proposals are read more

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Conclave: Vatican Reveals Cardinals’ Schedule

Conclave: Vatican Reveals Cardinals’ Schedule

  • Posted: Mar 09, 2013
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The cardinals have arrived, the ballots are ready and the chimney is set – all that remains is for the new Pontiff to be chosen.

The cardinals who will choose the next Pope will adhere to a strict timetable when voting starts next week.

They will move into their quarters in the Vatican from 6am GMT on Tuesday morning, spokesman Rev Federico Lombardi revealed.

They have drawn lots for their rooms in the Santa Martha residential building read more

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Conclave To Elect Pope To Begin On Tuesday

Conclave To Elect Pope To Begin On Tuesday

  • Posted: Mar 08, 2013
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Roman Catholic cardinals will start their conclave to elect a successor to Pope Benedict XVI on March 12, the Vatican announces.

The Chapel has been closed to the public as it is prepared for the conclave which is carried out according to strict protocols and ancient ritual.

The Cardinals will gather on Tuesday morning for a meeting in voting the next succesor to Pope Benedict XVI.

Benedict announced he was resigning last month, saying he did not  have the mental or physical read more

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Cardinals Meet At Vatican Ahead Of Pope Election

Cardinals Meet At Vatican Ahead Of Pope Election

  • Posted: Mar 04, 2013
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On Monday all the cardinals from around the world have gathered inside the Vatican for their first round of meetings to decide on the next pope.

The Vatican is waiting for all cardinals to arrive before setting a date. At the moment arrived 103 out of 115 electors.

Among the first orders of business was the oath of secrecy each cardinal made, pledging to maintain “rigorous secrecy with regard to all matters in any way related to the election of the Roman read more

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Pope Resigns Today

Pope Resigns Today

  • Posted: Feb 28, 2013
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Tens of thousands were at the Vatican for Pope Benedict XVI’s final public audience before he resigns today – the first pope to do so in almost 600 years.

He said he faced “choppy seas at times” and said he was quitting for good of the church.

Pope Benedict XVI at his final address which took place on Wednesday at Vatican City,he  recalled moments of   “joy and light” during his papacy but also times of great difficulty. He read more

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Government Is Concerned In Child Death Rates

Government Is Concerned In Child Death Rates

  • Posted: Feb 19, 2013
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The Government decided to cut mortality rates and stated that the quality of care for children is “unacceptable”.

The Government has pledged to reduce the number of child deaths in Britain after mortality rates for under 14s slipped to amongst the worst in Europe.

According to the Department of Health (DoH) more than a quarter of children’s deaths in the UK  are linked as “identifiable failures” in care.

The Government introduced new measurements read more

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Remarks On Duchess Of Cambridge From Hilary Mantel

Remarks On Duchess Of Cambridge From Hilary Mantel

  • Posted: Feb 19, 2013
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Hilary Mantel’s speech on the public’s relationship with royalty has been branded an attack on the Duchess of Cambridge.

Hilary Mantel is an English novelist, short story writer, essayist and critic.

Her work, ranging in subject from personal memoir to historical fiction, has been short-listed for major literary awards. She won the prestigious Booker Prize in 2009 and 2012 for Wolf Hall and Bring read more

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