Mar 11, 2013 - 12:08 pm .- A book containing more than 50,000 messages of gratitude to Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has been delivered to the Apostolic Nuncio in Spain, who is expected to send it to the retired Pontiff.
Mar 7, 2013 - 12:01 pm .- A book on all of Benedict XVI’s speeches from the moment he announced his resignation until his last day as pontiff will be published March 11.
Mar 5, 2013 - 04:01 pm .- The man who is known around the world as “the Pope’s shoemaker” expressed sadness at the retirement of Pope Benedict XVII but also gratitude for the opportunity to serve the pontiff.
Mar 4, 2013 - 04:14 pm .- Cardinal Estanislao Esteban Karlic, the retired archbishop of Parana, Argentina, said that God used Benedict XVI’s resignation from the papacy to speak a message of love to his people.
Mar 4, 2013 - 12:22 pm .- Spain’s ambassador to the Holy See, Eduardo Gutierrez Saenz de Buruaga, said after meeting with the Spanish cardinals that they are “very hopeful” as they approach the upcoming conclave.
Feb 28, 2013 - 05:02 pm .- American Catholic political officials and commentators have solemnly expressed their appreciation and prayers for Pope Benedict XVI as his resignation goes into effect.
Feb 28, 2013 - 09:07 am .- On Thursday, Feb. 28, church bells in Rome and Albano rang out during the helicopter flight that took Pope Benedict XVI from the Vatican to Castel Gandolfo on the day of his resignation.
Feb 28, 2013 - 02:11 am .- Students at American Catholic universities are observing the end of Pope Benedict XVI’s papacy with special Masses, prayers and acts of charity.
Feb 27, 2013 - 12:41 pm .- An atheist Peruvian author has praised the spiritual and intellectual stature of Pope Benedict XVI and said that his departure is a loss for the cultural and spiritual life of the world.
Feb 26, 2013 - 12:08 pm .- A group of young people from Madrid have posted a two-minute video online with international messages thanking Pope Benedict XVI for his service to the Church.
Feb 25, 2013 - 05:05 pm .- Pope Benedict’s eight years of service to the Church should leave the faithful filled with gratitude and renewed in both faith and love, said Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl of Washington, D.C.
Feb 25, 2013 - 04:06 pm .- Throughout the past century, God has blessed the Church with exceptional Popes, including Benedict XVI, said Bishop Demetrio Fernandez of Cordoba, Spain.
Feb 20, 2013 - 04:07 am .- As Pope Benedict XVI prepares to conclude his duties as Holy Father, young Catholics are recalling his marked efforts to renew the faith of the youth throughout the world.
Feb 19, 2013 - 04:16 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI’s older brother explained that the pontiff’s decision to resign is good for the Body of Christ because he had become too weak to carry out his ministry.
Feb 19, 2013 - 12:03 am .- The Knights of Columbus have invited the faithful to participate in a Twitter initiative to pledge their prayers for Pope Benedict XVI and his successor during the upcoming period of transition.
Feb 18, 2013 - 12:04 pm .- A woman who helped cook for the Pope during his visit to Spain in 2011 said the Holy Father looked at those who prepared his meal the way that she looks at her children.
Feb 14, 2013 - 12:02 pm .- The secretary general of the Spanish Bishops’ Conference defended Pope Benedict XVI’s decision to resign and said that the Holy Spirit will choose a new shepherd to govern God’s people.
Feb 11, 2013 - 11:49 am .- Cardinal Angelo Sodano, the dean of the College of Cardinals, told Pope Benedict XVI that his pontificate will always shine like a star as he reacted to the news of Pope’s resignation.
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