The Pope Resigned Early Because Of The World Cup

Pope Emeritus Benedict resigned, somewhat shockingly, in February 2013. He did so earlier than he initially intended because he wanted his successor to be able to attend a major Roman Catholic festival in Brazil that was moved up one year to make room for the World Cup in Brazil this summer. So, basically, the Pope… » 3/01/14 3:30pm 3/01/14 3:30pm

Good News, Everyone, Dennis Rodman Is On His Way To The Vatican

Dennis Rodman is currently headed to the Vatican to try and arrange a meeting with the soon-to-be-elected Pope. This trip comes on the heels of Rodman's visit to North Korea, where he became super good buddies with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. So I guess this is just what Dennis Rodman does now. Neat. » 3/12/13 10:25am 3/12/13 10:25am

Here's Pope John Paul II Taking Some Swings At An Indoor Batting Cage

Pitchers and catchers! Popes, ranked! But how's this for synergy? The late Pope John Paul II, on a visit to California in 1987, stepping inside a batting cage to take a few hacks while a dude and a couple of pontificate minimi stand around talking softball. The Vatican's sports broadcasting division released this… » 2/12/13 5:05pm 2/12/13 5:05pm