Archive for January 5, 2023

Pope Benedict XVI / image of Our Lady of Guadalupe?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Church in Mexico invites the faithful to Mass for Benedict XVI at Guadalupe basilica

The Mass will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 10, at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in... Read more

Pope Francis delivers the homily at the funeral Mass for Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI in St. Peter's Square on Jan. 5, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Pope Francis

FULL TEXT: Pope Francis’ homily at Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s funeral Mass

“Benedict, faithful friend of the Bridegroom, may your joy be complete as you hear his voice, now and forever!” Read more

Cardinal Joseph Zen, former bishop of Hong Hong, attends the funeral Mass for Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI on Jan. 5, 2023, in St. Peter's Square.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Cardinal Zen attends Benedict XVI funeral after Hong Kong authorities release passport

The 90-year-old cardinal from Hong Kong arrived in St. Peter’s Square dressed in red and walking with a cane to... Read more

Archbishop Georg Gänswein (right), the longtime personal secretary for Benedict XVI,  kneels to kiss the book of the Gospels atop the coffin of the pope emeritus on Jan. 5, 2023, in St. Peter's Square?w=200&h=150

By Daniel Ibañez

PHOTOS: Scenes from the funeral of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI was laid to rest Thursday following a funeral Mass attended by tens of thousands of people. Read more

The coffin of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI is carried into St. Peter's Square prior to his funeral Mass on Jan. 5, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares,Hannah Brockhaus

Benedict XVI’s funeral: Tens of thousands attend simple, solemn liturgy for beloved pope emeritus

Royalty, cardinals, patriarchs, government officials, and many Catholic families and religious attended the funeral of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI on... Read more

Watch EWTN's coverage of the funeral Mass for Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus,Courtney Mares

Missed Pope Benedict XVI’s funeral? Watch it here

Watch EWTN's live coverage of the funeral Mass for Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. Read more


By Matthew Bunson

A Ratzinger reader: 5 books to help you encounter Pope Benedict XVI

Here are five suggestions for a Benedict reading list. They span decades and topics, but each has been chosen as... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI's coffin is carried in St. Peter's Basilica on Jan. 5, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

PHOTOS: Benedict XVI laid to rest in private ceremony

Benedict’s wooden coffin was placed in the crypt under the central part of St. Peter’s Basilica, in the first tomb... Read more

Tabea Schneider (far left) with a group of other pilgrims who traveled 20 hours by bus from Cologne, Germany, to attend the funeral of Pope Benedict XVI on Jan. 5, 2023, in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

People attending Benedict XVI’s funeral recall their personal memories of a ‘humble pope’

More than 50,000 people attended the Jan. 5 funeral for the pope emeritus who died at the age of 95... Read more

Before the wooden coffin is closed, Benedict XVI’s personal secretary Archbishop Georg Gänswein and Monsignor Diego Giovanni Ravelli, the Vatican’s lead master of ceremonies for papal liturgies, place a white veil over the late pope’s face. The action on Jan. 4, 2023, is part of the funeral rites for popes.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

PHOTOS: Solemn images of the closing of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s coffin

The casket was closed in a private ceremony in St. Peter’s Basilica on the evening of Jan. 4 after three... Read more

Benedict XVI’s coffin exits St. Peter’s Basilica beneath an image of Christ’s resurrection on the morning of his funeral Jan. 5, 2022?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

The story behind the image hanging at Benedict XVI’s funeral 

The image, which hung in front of the central entrance to St. Peter’s Basilica, appears to be a copy of... Read more

Image of the Virgin Mary destroyed in Sopó (Colombia)?w=200&h=150

By Eduardo Berdejo

Vandal destroys statue of the Virgin Mary in Colombia

The statue, which stood in a small brick grotto at the entrance to the town of Sopó in the Cundinamarca... Read more

Damar Hamlin, a safety for the Buffalo Bills, went into cardiac arrest after a tackle in a Jan. 2, 2023, game against the Cincinnati Bengals.?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

NFL player Damar Hamlin making ‘substantial progress’; ESPN host offers ‘brave’ on-air prayer 

Doctors reported that the NFL safety who went into cardiac arrest during Monday night’s game is “beginning to awaken.” Read more

Some 17,000 people are gathered in St. Louis, Missouri for SEEK23, a weeklong conference of speakers, prayer, and fellowship put on by the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS).?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Catholic speakers at SEEK23 remember Pope Benedict XVI on the day of his burial

Some 17,000 people are gathered in St. Louis for a weeklong conference of speakers, prayer, and fellowship put on by... Read more