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

Who Hit The Most Home Runs During Each Pope's Reign Since 1876?

We already knew that John Paul II was the best baseball player of all the Popes. But which major leaguer took the home run crown under every Pope since the National League formed in 1876? This is an important question, and thankfully, someone took the time to figure it out. » 3/15/13 11:05am 3/15/13 11:05am

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

Popes, Ranked

1. John XXIII
2. Gregory I
3. Leo I
4. Peter
5. Gregory VII
6. Pius IX
7. John Paul II
8. Innocent I
9. Clement II
10. Innocent III
11. John Paul I
12. Clement XIII
13. Linus
14. Felix IV
15. Leo XII
16. Pelagius I
17. Boniface IV
18. Pius VI
19. Evaristus
20. Conon
21. Clement XIV
22. Pius VII
23. Urban I
24. John III » 2/12/13 2:45pm 2/12/13 2:45pm