Sep 9, 2016 - 06:02 am .- Though he has rarely spoken since resigning from the papacy, Benedict XVI granted several lengthy interviews to German journalist Peter Seewald shortly after stepping down - conversations that touched on themes such as the reform of the Curia, his resignation and his thoughts on Pope Francis.
Apr 28, 2016 - 03:36 am .- A native of Zurich, Switzerland, David Geisser was a chef prodigy.
Dec 5, 2015 - 08:13 am .- The Vatican has announced Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI will take part in the official inauguration of the Jubilee of Mercy with the opening of the Holy Door on Dec. 8.
Feb 28, 2015 - 10:30 am .- Two years after his historic resignation from the papacy, Benedict XVI's presence continues to be felt by those around him as he keeps his promise to remain in quiet and prayerful service to the Church and the world.
Feb 11, 2014 - 05:07 pm .- A former translator of Benedict XVI has predicted that the retired pontiff’s legacy will only grow, given the “wonderful freshness” and clarity of his writings.
Jan 25, 2014 - 01:08 pm .- Not long before he resigned, Pope Benedict XVI had written several times about the need for evangelization of the rapidly growing “digital continent” of social media.
Oct 4, 2013 - 03:43 pm .- Each of the last three Popes has had a different but complementary emphasis, highlighting different aspects of the faithful and the Church, said Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York.
Jul 4, 2013 - 12:07 am .- A British artist who has painted the British royal family and Margaret Thatcher in person says his Christian faith “deepened” after completing a portrait of Benedict XVI.
Apr 16, 2013 - 12:02 pm .- Pope Francis made a phone call on the morning of April 16 to wish a happy 86th birthday to his predecessor, Benedict XVI.
Mar 10, 2013 - 04:01 pm .- Benedict XVI's decision to allow a TV broadcast of the Shroud of Turin on March 30, Holy Saturday, has been lauded by experts for highlighting the link between the Shroud and death of Christ.
Mar 6, 2013 - 04:04 am .- Pope Emeritus Benedict's emphasis on beauty as a means to encounter truth and grow in faith is one of the “greatest seeds” planted during his pontificate, says art historian Elizabeth Lev.
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 1, 2013 - 04:05 pm .- Cardinal Javier Lozano Barragan of Mexico, who participated in the conclave that elected Pope Benedict XVI, stressed the great responsibility undertaken by the cardinals who will choose the next Pope.
Mar 1, 2013 - 04:02 am .- Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI will be remembered in Church history for his work to recover the beauty of traditional liturgy, according to Bishop James D. Conley.
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 26, 2013 - 04:02 pm .- An Irish theologian who is familiar with the life and thought of Pope Benedict XVI says his decision to resign was not because of Vatican difficulties.
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 26, 2013 - 10:43 am .- The Vatican has dispelled claims that Pope Benedict XVI's “Pontifex” Twitter account will be shut down permanently, clarifying that it “will be available for use by the next Pope as he may wish.”
Feb 26, 2013 - 05:50 am .- The Holy See press office revealed today that Pope Benedict XVI will retain his papal name but will be called Pope Emeritus.
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.