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Vatican: Change of Popes 'intensified' World Youth Day

Jul 18, 2013 - 05:09 am .- A Vatican spokesman said the change of Popes which occurred from the announcement of World Youth Day to its fruition has caused some adaptations to the event for the new Roman Pontiff.

Cardinal Dolan recalls conclave experience in new book

Jul 3, 2013 - 04:09 pm .- In a new e-book, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan offers his personal insight into a momentous time in the Church's recent history, from the resignation of Benedict XVI to the election of Pope Francis.

Vatican lawyer not surprised by court's refusal to hear abuse case

Jun 18, 2013 - 12:04 am .- A dismissed request that the International Criminal Court investigate U.S. clergy sex abuse as a crime against humanity misunderstands the nature of the Catholic Church, the Vatican’s U.S. lawyer has said.

Pope confirms faith encyclical nearly done

Jun 13, 2013 - 10:44 am .- Pope Francis put aside his prepared remarks this morning and told members of the Synod of Bishops that the encyclical on faith is almost ready and the exhortation on evangelization will be finished before the Year of Faith is over.

Papal encyclicals expected on faith and poverty, bishop reveals

May 24, 2013 - 02:19 pm .- According to an Italian bishop, Benedict XVI is concluding work on what was to have been his encyclical on faith, and Pope Francis will be writing an encyclical on poverty.

Benedict XVI needs new coat of arms, designer says

May 4, 2013 - 06:06 am .- The cardinal who designed Pope Benedict XVI's coat of arms says he needs a new one now that he is no longer the pontiff.

Vatican monastery prepares for Benedict XVI's return

Apr 30, 2013 - 08:30 am .- Benedict XVI will return to the Vatican on May 2 by helicopter, coming back the same way he left just two months ago when he resigned as Pope.

Editor says Benedict outlined link between God, reason

Apr 24, 2013 - 02:02 am .- In his speeches and writings on universities, Benedict XVI constantly focused on the need for reason to be open to God as a subject of knowledge, the editor of a new volume of his addresses says.

On 86th birthday, Benedict praised as deeply humble

Apr 16, 2013 - 06:04 am .- As Benedict XVI celebrates his 86th birthday on April 16, the author of a new book on the legacy of the retired pontiff says his humility largely inspired the work.

Vatican spokesman denies report that Benedict XVI is ill

Apr 10, 2013 - 12:28 pm .- Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi says that contrary to a report in the Spanish daily El Mundo, the Bishop-emeritus of Rome, Benedict XVI, is not suffering from any illness.

Pope Francis finds high favor among Americans

Apr 9, 2013 - 12:03 am .- A recent poll conducted by the Pew Research Center reveals that a majority of Americans, including Catholics, have a largely favorable view of the new Pope.

Pope Francis and Benedict XVI meet as 'brothers'

Mar 23, 2013 - 10:48 am .- Pope Francis met with Benedict XVI on Saturday for the first time since his selection, an historic visit that took place in a fraternal atmosphere.

Future Popes will mirror Benedict XVI, says cardinal

Mar 2, 2013 - 09:05 am .- An Australian cardinal said that future popes are likely to follow in the footsteps of Benedict XVI.

Benedict XVI's first night as Pope emeritus

Mar 1, 2013 - 11:20 am .- Benedict XVI ate dinner, watched the news with Archbishop Georg Gänswein and slept soundly during his first night as a retired pontiff.

Pope: I can 'almost physically' feel prayers and love

Feb 13, 2013 - 03:45 am .- Two days after saying he will resign, Pope Benedict XVI said that he has been able to feel, “almost physically,” the prayers and love that have been poured out for him.

American bishops thank Pope for service, love of Church

Feb 11, 2013 - 03:02 pm .- Numerous American bishops voiced their gratitude to Pope Benedict for his nearly 8 years of service as Bishop of Rome, noting the pontiff's constant desire for the good of the Church.

Pope's former butler given hospital job

Jan 17, 2013 - 04:02 pm .- Paolo Gabriele, the Pope's former butler who was released from prison just before Christmas, has a new job working for an extension of the Vatican hospital Bambino Gesu.

Pope calls on bishops to run charities better

Dec 2, 2012 - 01:07 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI has released an apostolic letter on charitable activities that asks bishops to improve their supervision of local charities and ensure that these groups’ work does not contradict Catholic teaching.

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