Mar 1, 2013 - 05:02 pm .- Students at the University of Dallas who are spending this semester in Rome had a special opportunity to show their love and support for Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI as he officially retired from the papacy.
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 - 12:41 pm .- With the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI on Thursday evening, the Swiss Guards have left their posts and sealed the gates of the former pontiff's temporary residence of Castel Gandolfo.
Feb 28, 2013 - 11:26 am .- The infant son of a Catholic News Agency editor received a farewell kiss on his forehead from Pope Benedict yesterday, at the plaza of St. Peter's Basilica before his final General Audience.
Feb 28, 2013 - 10:14 am .- After the 15-minute helicopter trip to Castel Gandolfo, Pope Benedict XVI offered a word of thanks to the thousands of people who traveled there to support him in has last hours as Pope.
Feb 28, 2013 - 09:37 am .- Pope Benedict XVI has left the Vatican by helicopter and will soon arrive in the town of Castel Gandolfo where he will live for two months.
Feb 28, 2013 - 05:52 am .- Pope Benedict XVI surprised the cardinals and organizers of a Feb. 28 farewell ceremony by saying the future Pope is present and that he already pledges his “unconditional respect and obedience” to him.
Feb 28, 2013 - 05:05 am .- The Vatican’s post office is issuing a special cancelation stamp to mark the end of Pope Benedict XVI’s papacy.
Feb 28, 2013 - 04:25 am .- Echoing the disciples on the Road to Emmaus, Cardinal Angelo Sodano told Pope Benedict that the cardinals’ hearts “burned when walking with you in the past eight years.”
Feb 27, 2013 - 04:14 pm .- A conclave is similar to going on a rigorous spiritual retreat that is pervaded by silence, according to Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl of Washington, D.C.
Feb 27, 2013 - 02:03 pm .- A cardinal from Chile who will be participating in the general meetings leading up to the conclave said that the next Pope will most likely be relatively young.
Feb 27, 2013 - 09:20 am .- The cardinals and bishops who attended Pope Benedict XVI’s last big public appearance made sure to show him their love and respect, but it was a hard moment as well.
Feb 27, 2013 - 04:55 am .- Pope Benedict XVI told the 150,000 people who came to his final general audience that he is filled with trust and peace as he prepares to resign, because the Church is not his but God’s and he will “not let it sink.”
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 - 06:07 am .- Pope Benedict has decided what he will wear once he is no longer Pope – a simple white cassock, and brown shoes given to him in Leon, Mexico.
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 - 09:24 am .- Pope Benedict XVI has changed Church law allowing cardinals to vote earlier for the new Pope, provided that they are all in Rome.
Feb 25, 2013 - 05:55 am .- Pope Benedict XVI has accepted Cardinal Keith P. O’Brien’s resignation, and the cardinal has announced he will not attend the conclave.
Feb 25, 2013 - 04:31 am .- The Vatican Secretary of State has written to the world’s nuns and monks to ask for their prayers for the conclave to elect his successor
Feb 24, 2013 - 04:03 pm .- Pope Benedict has been a leader devoted to ecumenical efforts, according to a professor of Christian history and ecumenism at Fuller Theological Seminary, a Protestant school in Pasadena, Calif.