The battle to become the next pope

It has been a tough few days for Catholics everywhere since the world's holiest human announced that he was planning to retire from one of the top religious jobs going.

17th February, 2013
The fight to become the world's number one living Catholic is usually pretty intense.

It has been a tough few days for Catholics everywhere since the world's holiest human announced that he was planning to retire from one of the top religious jobs going. Pope Benedict XVI, who had reached the grand old age of about 100, joked on his Twitter account that he "wanted to spend more time in the garden and maybe get my handicap down below zero".

The Catholic Church will naturally be a poorer place without...

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