Pope Francis, the world Catholic churches leader, appointed an Argentinian bishop as the head of the Vatican watchdog office.
Pope Francis underwent successful surgery Wednesday to repair a hernia in his abdominal wall.
Pope Francis on Sunday publicly defended St. John Paul II, condemning as “offensive and baseless” insinuations that recently surfaced about the late pontiff.
Initial fervor for Pope Francis in Argentina has faded.
On the occasion of International women day the Vatican issued a statement focused on the numbers of female staff.
The Vatican announced on Saturday that the public could visit the tomb starting Sunday morning.
After a two hour ceremony, Benedict was laid to rest in a crypt known as the Vatican Grottoes beneath the basilica, next to the tombs of nearly 90 other popes.
The Pope Benedict XVI`s funeral ceremony was held on Thursday at St. Peters Square, Vatican and Benedict IVI laid to rest.
His encyclicals on faith, hope and love were an important part of legacy and he was known as the first green Pope who took environmental issues seriously.
Thousands of people are waiting in Vatican to attend the Pope Benedict XVI funeral ceremony on coming Thursday.