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Denver archbishop: Year of Faith was a time 'to meet Jesus'

Nov 24, 2013 - 04:03 pm .- Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila of Denver says the end of the Year of Faith should encourage Catholics to continue to grow from an encounter with Christ and to share their faith with others.

Vatican expected SNAP case against Benedict XVI to fail

Jun 14, 2013 - 12:44 pm .- The Vatican is not at all surprised the International Criminal Court rejected a request by an abuse victims’ advocacy group to investigate Benedict XVI for crimes against humanity.

Pope Francis welcomes Benedict back to Vatican

May 2, 2013 - 10:26 am .- Benedict XVI has returned to the Vatican after moving to the papal summer household outside of Rome to not interfere with the papal election.

Vatican TV documentary reveals Pope Francis' first words

Mar 27, 2013 - 10:10 am .- The Vatican Television Center will release the documentary “Francesco” next week, providing an intimate look at the historic events that led to the election of Pope Francis, including his first words after his election.

Good Friday stations pray for Christian unity in Middle East

Mar 26, 2013 - 04:03 pm .- A Syrian Christian who fled the fighting in his country believes that the Good Friday Stations of the Cross at the Coliseum will help raise promote Christian unity and awareness of the growing turmoil in the Middle East.

Over 50,000 send messages of gratitude to Benedict XVI

Mar 11, 2013 - 12:08 pm .- A book containing more than 50,000 messages of gratitude to Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has been delivered to the Apostolic Nuncio in Spain, who is expected to send it to the retired Pontiff.

Book on Benedict XVI's final speeches planned

Mar 7, 2013 - 12:01 pm .- A book on all of Benedict XVI’s speeches from the moment he announced his resignation until his last day as pontiff will be published March 11.

Benedict XVI's cobbler fondly remembers retired Pope

Mar 5, 2013 - 04:01 pm .- The man who is known around the world as “the Pope’s shoemaker” expressed sadness at the retirement of Pope Benedict XVII but also gratitude for the opportunity to serve the pontiff.

Pope's last words: Thank you for your friendship and love

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.

Pope leaves Vatican for Castel Gandolfo

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.

Church bells ring out as Pope travels to Castel Gandolfo

Feb 28, 2013 - 09:07 am .- On Thursday, Feb. 28, church bells in Rome and Albano rang out during the helicopter flight that took Pope Benedict XVI from the Vatican to Castel Gandolfo on the day of his resignation.

Benedict XVI pledges respect, obedience to future Pope

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.

Vatican Post Office issues stamp for Pope's resignation

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.

Cardinals bid Pope farewell with hearts full of thanks

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.”

Catholic college students honor Pope Benedict's last days

Feb 28, 2013 - 02:11 am .- Students at American Catholic universities are observing the end of Pope Benedict XVI’s papacy with special Masses, prayers and acts of charity.

Atheist Nobel prize winner mourns Pope's retirement

Feb 27, 2013 - 12:41 pm .- An atheist Peruvian author has praised the spiritual and intellectual stature of Pope Benedict XVI and said that his departure is a loss for the cultural and spiritual life of the world.  

Pope's final audience was bittersweet for cardinals

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.

Pope confident God will guide Church in days ahead

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.”

Benedict's faith encyclical could appear in different form

Feb 27, 2013 - 12:03 am .- Pope Benedict XVI's anticipated encyclical on faith will not be released before his resignation but it may appear in another form, according to the head of the Holy See's press office.

Vatileaks not at center of Pope's decision, priest states

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.

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