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Knights of Malta leader praises Pope's character

Feb 18, 2013 - 12:11 pm .- As Pope Benedict XVI serves his last days in office, the head of the Knights of Malta paid tribute to him by describing the pontiff as “a marvelous person with a great sense of humor.”

Pope's retreat focuses on faces of God and man

Feb 18, 2013 - 07:54 am .- Along with the rest of the Roman Curia, Pope Benedict XVI began his second day of spiritual exercises by reflecting on Psalm 119 and the “light that breaks the darkness, especially in today's culture.”

Rome priests react with sadness to Pope's resignation

Feb 15, 2013 - 08:01 am .- After meeting with Pope Benedict on Thursday, priests from the Rome diocese said they are sad he is retiring and that he was a great gift to the Church.

Pope: media helped spread misinterpretations of Vatican II

Feb 14, 2013 - 12:07 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI said that many of the misinterpretations of the Second Vatican Council were caused by the media promoting its own version.

Archbishop Ganswein plans to remain prefect of Papal Household

Feb 14, 2013 - 08:40 am .- Archbishop Georg Ganswein will move with Pope Benedict XVI when he retires on Feb. 28, but he also intends to retain his role as head of the Papal Household.

Nun describes simplicity of Pope's retirement monastery

Feb 14, 2013 - 07:47 am .- One of the nuns that lived in the monastery where the Pope will retire says his choice shows his “great simplicity” because it “is not a work of art or comparable with other Vatican buildings.”

Benedictine abbot sees good reasons for moving Pope's Mass

Feb 13, 2013 - 04:05 pm .- Given the number of people that inevitably swarmed to the Holy Father’s last public Mass, Benedictine Abbot Nokter Wolf understands why his monastery did not host the Pope.

Vatican releases schedule for Pope's final days

Feb 13, 2013 - 06:05 am .- The last days of Pope Benedict XVI will include three public appearances, a meeting with the priests of Rome, Lenten spiritual exercises, and audiences with politicians and cardinals.

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.

Pope decided to resign after Cuba trip, Vatican advisor says

Feb 13, 2013 - 12:01 am .- Pope Benedict XVI’s decision to step down from his office was made soon after his trip to Mexico and Cuba in March 2012, according to a senior communications officer at the Vatican.  

Vatican expert thinks Pope timed resignation for Easter

Feb 12, 2013 - 05:07 pm .- Pope Benedict's resignation during Lent is no coincidence according to a Vatican expert who thinks the timing was tied to the Church’s liturgical calendar.

German atheists suddenly respect Pope, says journalist

Feb 12, 2013 - 01:04 pm .- A German journalist and acquaintance of Pope Benedict XVI says atheists in their native country are more respectful of him after realizing their perception of the pontiff was wrong.

Pope's last Mass will be on Ash Wednesday in St. Peter's

Feb 12, 2013 - 08:28 am .- Amid the buzz created by the Pope’s announcement that he will retire, it could be easy to miss the fact that his last Mass will be on Ash Wednesday and not in the normal location for the first day of Lent.

Lay Catholics voice gratitude for 'inspired' Pope

Feb 11, 2013 - 06:02 pm .- Prominent lay Catholics reacted with surprise and sorrow to Pope Benedict XVI's announcement that he will resign the papacy, but they praised his Christian life and service to the Catholic 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 Benedict XVI announces his retirement

Feb 11, 2013 - 04:28 am .- Pope Benedict XVI announced today that he will resign from his duties as Pope on February 28th, 2013.

Trust in God's strength when you answer his call, Pope counsels

Feb 10, 2013 - 05:36 am .- Pope Benedict XVI spoke about how Jesus calls his followers to believe in his power to overcome their sins so that they do not stand in the way of answering his call.

Pope stresses Church's hope in young people

Feb 7, 2013 - 09:38 am .- “The Church has confidence in the young” and needs their lively participation, Pope Benedict XVI insisted, while also underscoring the threat of youth being pushed to the margins of society by unemployment and the crisis in education.

Reason and love are behind Creation, Pope proclaims

Feb 6, 2013 - 08:19 am .- Even with modern scientific advances, it is still right to speak of the beginning of life as “Creation” because the world’s origin is rational and motivated by love, Pope Benedict XVI said.

Pope: Proclaim God's love with boldness

Feb 3, 2013 - 06:45 am .- Pope Benedict XVI on Sunday asked Christians to proclaim God’s love with “boldness, humility and coherence” like Jesus.  

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