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Priest swaps clerical hats with a 'sharp, healthy' Benedict XVI

Nov 12, 2014 - 11:49 am .- A priest who met and exchanged zucchettos with retired pontiff Benedict XVI last week marveled at the former pope's joy, mental clarity and good health.

Benedict could attend Paul VI beatification, spokesman reveals

Oct 6, 2014 - 02:22 pm .- Retired pontiff Benedict XVI may take part to Paul VI's beatification Mass Oct. 19, revealed Father Federico Lombardi, director of the Holy See Press Office.  

Pope Francis calls Benedict XVI the ultimate 'grandfather'

Sep 28, 2014 - 10:10 am .- Retired pontiff Benedict XVI joined some 50,000 pilgrims in Saint Peter's Square on Sunday, Sept. 28 for a meeting between Pope Francis and elderly people from around the world.

Benedict XVI poses for first selfies

Sep 12, 2014 - 10:45 am .- The first “selfie” of retired pontiff Benedict XVI is making the rounds on social networks.

A refreshed Benedict XVI captivates students with homily

Aug 26, 2014 - 12:31 pm .- Participants in the annual Ratzinger “schulerkreis” study group were overjoyed at seeing the retired pontiff in good health, noting that they were deeply moved by his homily on the triumph of God's love.

Pope Francis visits Benedict XVI before trips, archbishop reveals

Aug 19, 2014 - 12:02 am .- Before any international trip Pope Francis visits Benedict XVI, a key Vatican archbishop revealed, noting the good relations between the two and how Pope Francis is carrying forward Benedict's vision.

Benedict XVI to concelebrate at canonization Mass

Apr 26, 2014 - 06:09 am .- The Holy See’s press office has announced that retired pontiff Benedict XVI will be a concelebrant at Sunday’s Mass and canonizations of John Paul II and John XXIII.

Benedict XVI: I knew during his life that John Paul II was a saint

Apr 23, 2014 - 12:47 pm .- In a rare interview, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI recalled his close friendship with Blessed John Paul II, saying that the pontiff’s sanctity and deep spirituality were apparent during his life.

Benedict XVI sends Pope commentary on early interview

Mar 18, 2014 - 01:56 pm .- Former Pope Benedict XVI sent a four-page commentary to Pope Francis on the September 2013 interview he granted to Jesuit magazine La Civilta Cattolica, according to Archbishop Georg Ganswein, prefect of the Pontifical Household.

In rare interview, Benedict XVI recalls life of John Paul II

Mar 7, 2014 - 05:02 pm .- In lengthy excerpts of an interview published in an Italian newspaper, Benedict XVI speaks of his time collaborating with John Paul II, highlighting the deceased Pope's sanctity and commitment to the truth.

Benedict XVI affirms validity of his resignation

Feb 26, 2014 - 03:47 am .- Today the Italian newspaper La Stampa has published excerpts of a letter from Benedict XVI, who wrote to affirm the existence of only one Pope, Francis.

Benedict's brother says former Pope does not regret resigning

Feb 12, 2014 - 03:09 pm .- In a recent interview, Monsignor Georg Ratzinger said his brother, retired Pope Benedict XVI, believes he made the right decision in stepping down from the papacy last year due to a lack of physical strength.

Vatican analyst explores continuity of Francis, Benedict in book

Feb 12, 2014 - 06:55 am .- Andrea Gagliarducci has co-authored a new book recalling the period of Lent between Benedict XVI’s resignation and Pope Francis’ election, stating that there is strong coherence between the two pontiffs.

Journalist who broke news of resignation recalls her 'panic'

Feb 11, 2014 - 02:02 pm .- Vatican journalist Giovanna Chirri remembers her shock at Benedict XVI's resignation last year, and how she broke the news before he finished his announcement because she could understand Latin.

Pope Francis launches tweet to pray for Benedict XVI

Feb 11, 2014 - 03:16 am .- On the one year anniversary of Benedict XVI’s announcement of his decision to resign from the Petrine ministry, Pope Francis has sent a tweet, asking the world to join him in prayer for the retired pontiff.

Cardinal recalls shock of Benedict XVI's resignation

Feb 10, 2014 - 05:06 am .- One year later, Cardinal James Stafford reflects on the meeting where Benedict XVI announced that he was stepping down as Bishop of Rome, noting that it was an “unexpected” moment of “shock” for all.

Vatican: Rolling Stone article a display of 'superficial journalism'

Jan 30, 2014 - 05:07 am .- Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi has strongly criticized the tone of “crudeness” directed to Benedict XVI in a recent article published in the “Rolling Stone” magazine on Pope Francis.

Benedict XVI celebrates brother's 90th birthday with day of music

Jan 17, 2014 - 12:02 pm .- Retired pontiff Benedict XVI celebrated his brother Monsignor Georg Ratzinger's 90th birthday on Jan. 15 at the Vatican with a sung Mass and a simple concert.

Francis and Benedict linked in call for joyful priests

Dec 3, 2013 - 10:18 am .- At a presentation of a work by Benedict XVI on the priesthood, the head of the Vatican's doctrine office said that both Benedict and Pope Francis share a view on priestly vocation and the crisis it faces.

Friend says Benedict XVI's legacy marked by faith, reason link

Oct 30, 2013 - 10:34 am .- A noted French philosopher and friend of retired pontiff Benedict XVI reflected that the former Pope's greatest contribution during his pontificate could be how he addressed the rationality of belief.

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November 28, 2014

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