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Feb 11, 2013 - 07:20 am .- Pope Benedict XVI told a gathering of cardinals Feb. 11 that he no longer has the strength to carry out ministry and will resign on Feb. 28.
Feb 11, 2013 - 04:28 am .- Pope Benedict XVI announced today that he will resign from his duties as Pope on February 28th, 2013.
Jan 31, 2013 - 11:50 am .- The newest cardinals in the Church received their secondary assignments today from Pope Benedict XVI, indicating how he best thinks they can contribute to his ministry.
Jan 30, 2013 - 04:03 am .- A Catholic author and blogger says Pope Benedict's use of social networking has given the Church an example of how to better evangelize through the media.
Jan 27, 2013 - 11:07 am .- Pope Benedict XVI told thousands gathered in St. Peter's square Jan. 27 that marking Sunday as a day of rest and engaging in the liturgy can teach us to listen to the voice of God.
Jan 21, 2013 - 02:12 pm .- For the first time in the 21st century, Pope Benedict XVI has made an American priest a canon of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome.
Jan 18, 2013 - 12:01 pm .- A pontifical university in Rome is launching a new digital journalism program on Feb. 14 as widespread response to Pope Benedict's Twitter account continues.
Jan 16, 2013 - 10:42 am .- Pope Benedict examined salvation history as the story of man's relationship with and thirst for God at his general audience this week at the Vatican.
Jan 10, 2013 - 08:37 am .- Pope Benedict reflected on the mystery of the Incarnation during his general audience Jan. 9, calling it the “original gift of Christmas.”
Jan 9, 2013 - 09:11 am .- Ahead of the World Day of the Sick, Pope Benedict XVI expressed his closeness to those with illnesses and reaffirmed that Jesus Christ's sufferings give meaning to their own.
Jan 8, 2013 - 12:12 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI will get a bird’s eye view of the famous Christ the Redeemer statue that overlooks Rio de Janeiro during his visit to the city for World Youth Day 2013.
Dec 16, 2012 - 09:36 am .- The Pope expressed sorrow over the Sandy Hook school shooting that massacred 20 children and offered prayers for the victims' families.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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