Pope Benedict's Mexico visit

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Vatican: Pope Hit His Head in Mexico

Also, he has a pacemaker

(Newser) - Did Pope Benedict resign in a dazed concussion haze? Probably not, but the Vatican revealed today that his holiness whacked his noggin pretty good during his March 2012 Mexico trip , the AP reports. The admission followed an Italian newspaper report saying that while getting up in the middle of the... More »

Pope Quietly Lands in Cuba

Cooler reception in country with only 10% Catholics

(Newser) - Pope Benedict XVI followed in the footsteps of his predecessor's groundbreaking trip to Cuba today, hoping to renew the faith in Latin America's least Catholic country. Cuban President Raul Castro came to the airport in the eastern city of Santiago to welcome Benedict, just days after the pope... More »

Benedict to Mexico: Return to Your Faith

Pope says Mass before 300,000, calls for peace

(Newser) - Under the shadow of the Christ the King monument in the Roman Catholic heart of Mexico, Pope Benedict XVI said Mass before hundreds of thousands today, urging the violence-plagued nation to "look deeply into the human heart, especially in times of trouble." The Mass was a second call... More »

Pope Arrives in Mexico, Decries Drug Violence

Tens of thousands greet Benedict upon arrival

(Newser) - Pope Benedict XVI wasted no time in Mexico, the world's second-most populous Catholic country, immediately attacking the violent drug war and gang violence that has killed 50,000 people there, reports the Guardian . Benedict arrived yesterday in Leon, in central Mexico, where tens of thousands of people, 20 deep... More »

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