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Bishops of Nicaragua announce 40 hours of prayer for Pope

Feb 14, 2013 - 04:04 pm .- The bishops of Nicaragua are inviting Catholics in the country and around the world to join together in 40 hours of prayer for Pope Benedict XVI as he retires from the papacy.

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.

New Pope will be the one God wants, Spanish bishop says

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.

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.

Conclave to determine new Pope could be held mid-March

Feb 13, 2013 - 02:17 pm .- The conclave to elect the next Bishop of Rome could start between March 15 and 19, according to the director of the Holy See's Press Office.

During last Mass, Pope Benedict urges return to God

Feb 13, 2013 - 12:52 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI encouraged people across the globe to wholeheartedly return to God during his last Mass today as pontiff of the Catholic Church.

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.

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.

Knights of Columbus encourage prayers for next Pope

Feb 13, 2013 - 02:02 am .- A new prayer from the Knights of Columbus thanks Jesus for the ministry of Pope Benedict XVI and intercedes for the gift of a holy and faithful Pope after Benedict's retirement on Feb. 28.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Scott Hahn: resignation shows Pope's servant nature

Feb 12, 2013 - 04:02 am .- Pope Benedict's decision to resign as Bishop of Rome shows how the papacy is an office not of power but of service, reflected author and professor Dr. Scott Hahn.

Eleven Americans among cardinal-electors

Feb 12, 2013 - 02:02 am .- In the conclave to elect Pope Benedict's successor, 11 of the 117 cardinals eligible to vote in the closed-room meeting will be Americans.

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