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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.  
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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