Some statistical info about Pope Benedict XVI
  • 2005  Beginning of His Pontificate
  • 19 April: Anniversary of the Election of His Holiness Benedict XVI
  • 24 April: Anniversary of the beginning of the Petrine Ministry of His Holiness    Benedict XVI
  • 20,000: is the approximate number of books that were in Pope Benedict’s personal library
  • 1927: Year in which Joseph Ratzinger was born (Biography)
  • 563: Number of holy people beatified by Pope Benedict  (See the list here)
  • 21: Number of saints canonized during his pontificate
  • 264: Number of pontiffs who preceded Pope Benedict beginning with St. Peter
  • (See the list of  Popes here)
  • 24: Number of trips Pope Benedict took outside Italy as pontiff  
  • 3: Number of encyclicals Pope Benedict released: Spe Salvi,
  • Deus Caritas Est, and Caritas in Veritate (See first 2 documents here).
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April 18, 2014

Friday of the Passion of the Lord (Good Friday)

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Gospel of the Day

Jn 18:1 - 19:42


Daily Readings

First Reading:: Is 52:13-53:12
Second Reading:: Heb 4:14-16; 5:7-9
Gospel:: Jn 18:1-19:42

Homily of the Day

Jn 18:1 - 19:42


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