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Pope Benedict XVI named St. John of Avila and St. Hildegard of Bingen Doctors of the Church in an outdoor ceremony before Mass on October 7, 2012.

Pope Benedict creates two new Doctors of the Church

Pope Benedict XVI has named two new Doctors of the Church: the 16th century Spanish priest St. John of Avila... Read more

Pope Benedict's former butler Paolo Gabriele (R) sits at the start of the trial Sept. 29, 2012 at the Vatican.

Pope's ex-butler sentenced to 18 months in prison

Paolo Gabriele, the Pope’s former butler, has been sentenced to 18 months in prison after being found guilty of stealing... Read more