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Pope urges conversion in face of modern temptations

Feb 13, 2013 - 10:00 am .- After thanking everyone for their love and prayers since he announced his resignation, Pope Benedict XVI reflected on how modern culture frequently offers people the temptation to set aside their faith.

Bishops of Latin America united in prayer for Pope Benedict

Feb 12, 2013 - 04:07 pm .- The bishops of Latin America have voiced admiration for Pope Benedict XVI, calling his decision to resign from the papacy both courageous and humble.

New Pope will attend World Youth Day, Rio archbishop confirms

Feb 12, 2013 - 12:50 pm .- Amid news of Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation, the archbishop of Rio de Janeiro said the new Pope elected in the upcoming conclave will attend World Youth Day this summer.

Politicians react to Pope's retirement with surprise, thanksgiving

Feb 11, 2013 - 05:19 pm .- Political leaders in the United States offered their prayers and respect upon learning of Pope Benedict XVI’s decision to retire at the end of the month. 

Youth gather to pray for Pope, recall his loving guidance

Feb 11, 2013 - 04:00 pm .- A group of young adults at the Vatican called Pope Benedict XVI’s decision to resign “humble” and “brave,” adding that they are “impressed by the strength of his choice.”

'Your pontificate will shine like a star,' head cardinal tells Pope

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.

Benedict XVI plans life of prayer after retirement

Feb 11, 2013 - 10:55 am .- After Pope Benedict XVI retires at the end of February he will dedicate himself to a life of prayer and study in a Vatican-based monastery.

Pope's resignation invokes sadness, gratitude from US bishops

Feb 11, 2013 - 10:01 am .- The U.S. bishops voiced sorrow over the news of Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation, as well as appreciation for his eight years of leadership and service to the Church.

Pope cites waning strength as reason for resignation

Feb 11, 2013 - 07:20 am .- Pope Benedict XVI told a gathering of cardinals Feb. 11 that he no longer has the strength to carry out ministry and will resign on Feb. 28.

Pope gives new cardinals their Curia positions

Jan 31, 2013 - 11:50 am .- The newest cardinals in the Church received their secondary assignments today from Pope Benedict XVI, indicating how he best thinks they can contribute to his ministry.

Author cheers Pope's 'flurry' of social media outreach

Jan 30, 2013 - 04:03 am .- A Catholic author and blogger says Pope Benedict's use of social networking has given the Church an example of how to better evangelize through the media.

Liturgy teaches us to hear God's voice, Pope reflects

Jan 27, 2013 - 11:07 am .- Pope Benedict XVI told thousands gathered in St. Peter's square Jan. 27 that marking Sunday as a day of rest and engaging in the liturgy can teach us to listen to the voice of God.

Pope selects American priest for rare St. Peter's job

Jan 21, 2013 - 02:12 pm .- For the first time in the 21st century, Pope Benedict XVI has made an American priest a canon of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome.

New journalism program launched amid Pope's Twitter success

Jan 18, 2013 - 12:01 pm .- A pontifical university in Rome is launching a new digital journalism program on Feb. 14 as widespread response to Pope Benedict's Twitter account continues.

Desire to see God's face fulfilled in Christ, Pope affirms

Jan 16, 2013 - 10:42 am .- Pope Benedict examined salvation history as the story of man's relationship with and thirst for God at his general audience this week at the Vatican.

Pope calls the Incarnation God's gift to mankind

Jan 10, 2013 - 08:37 am .- Pope Benedict reflected on the mystery of the Incarnation during his general audience Jan. 9, calling it the “original gift of Christmas.”

'You are not alone,' Pope tells those suffering from sickness

Jan 9, 2013 - 09:11 am .- Ahead of the World Day of the Sick, Pope Benedict XVI expressed his closeness to those with illnesses and reaffirmed that Jesus Christ's sufferings give meaning to their own.

Benedict XVI will see Christ statue from the air during WYD

Jan 8, 2013 - 12:12 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI will get a bird’s eye view of the famous Christ the Redeemer statue that overlooks Rio de Janeiro during his visit to the city for World Youth Day 2013.

Pope 'deeply saddened' by Connecticut shooting

Dec 16, 2012 - 09:36 am .- The Pope expressed sorrow over the Sandy Hook school shooting that massacred 20 children and offered prayers for the victims' families.

Pope says truth, not relativism, is source of non-violence

Dec 8, 2012 - 04:02 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI told a group of Catholic theological leaders that commitment to objective truth is not a cause for violence but necessary for dialogue and peace in society.

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