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Pope says truth, not relativism, is source of non-violence

Dec 8, 2012 - 04:02 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI told a group of Catholic theological leaders that commitment to objective truth is not a cause for violence but necessary for dialogue and peace in society.

Vatican office to launch Pope smartphone app

Dec 5, 2012 - 12:03 pm .- The president of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, Archbishop Claudio Maria Celli, announced that his office is designing a new app on Pope Benedict for smartphones.

Jesus Christ is constant in transient world, Pope says

Nov 18, 2012 - 04:27 pm .- During his Sunday Angelus remarks at the Vatican, Pope Benedict XVI said that the Sunday gospel reading about the passing of the world is a reminder that Jesus Christ is the focus and source of all creation.

Benedict XVI's final book on Jesus coming out next week

Nov 16, 2012 - 12:10 am .- Pope Benedict's latest book on Christ, which focuses on his infancy, will be published in the United States Nov. 21.

Pope urges respect for rights of migrants, refugees

Oct 30, 2012 - 09:27 am .- The Vatican has released Pope Benedict's message for the upcoming ninety-ninth World Day of Migrants and Refugees, in which he urged global respect for those forced to leave their homelands.

US bishop thanks Pope for approving unborn blessing

Oct 11, 2012 - 12:02 am .- Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville has personally thanked Pope Benedict XVI for the Vatican's recent approval of a new blessing for the child in the womb.

Pope opens bishops' synod with universal call to holiness

Oct 7, 2012 - 12:25 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI has formally opened the Synod of Bishops on the New Evangelization with a “universal call to holiness” aimed at all Christians worldwide.

Pope Benedict creates two new Doctors of the Church

Oct 7, 2012 - 10:31 am .- Pope Benedict XVI has named two new Doctors of the Church: the 16th century Spanish priest St. John of Avila and the 12th century German nun St. Hildegard of Bingen.

Pope's ex-butler sentenced to 18 months in prison

Oct 6, 2012 - 10:54 am .- Paolo Gabriele, the Pope’s former butler, has been sentenced to 18 months in prison after being found guilty of stealing confidential Vatican papers -- but it is likely that the 46-year-old Italian will receive a pardon from Pope Benedict XVI.

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