Pope Benedict XVI


Stockton Catholics Gather To Give Thanks To Pope, Pray For Cardinals In Rome

Members of the Cathedral of the Annunciation in Stockton gathered Thursday to pray for the cardinals in Vatican City as they select a new pope.


Chico Chavez was sexually molested by a Catholic priest when Chavez was a child. (credit: CBS13)

Catholic Priest Sex Abuse Victim Sees Need For Change At The Top

After Pope Benedict’s stunning announcement Monday that he was retiring as the head of the Roman Catholic Church, many are wondering how the change in leadership will affect the priest sex abuse scandal.


Pope Benedict XVI attends the 2012 World Meeting of Families at Meazza Stadium on June 2, 2012 in Milan, Italy. The World Meeting of Families was instituted by Pope John Paul II in 1994 to promote the value of families.  (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)

Pope Benedict XVI To Resign As Leader Of Catholic Church

Pope Benedict XVI announced Monday that he would resign Feb. 28 — the first pontiff to do so in nearly 600 years. The decision sets the stage for a conclave to elect a new pope before the end of March.


Pope Benedict XVI gestures during his weekly general audience in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican on February 23, 2011. ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images

Religious Groups Applaud Pope’s New Book On Jesus

Groups across the religious spectrum have applauded Pope Benedict XVI’s new book, which explicitly states that Jews are not collectively responsible for Jesus’ death.

CBS13/CW31 Television–03/03/2011