Vatican News

L'Osservatore Romano publishes new Papal coat of arms

Apr 27, 2005

The official Vatican newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano, published today the new coat of arms of Pope Benedict XVI, which includes all... Read more

Pope Benedict, ‘in the footsteps of Benedict XV’, places ministry at service of ‘reconciliation and harmony between peoples’

Apr 26, 2005

Some 15,000 people were present this morning in St. Peter’s Square as Pope Benedict XVI gave the first General Audience... Read more

Pope Benedict tells fellow Germans: ‘When the Lord calls, we must answer’

Apr 25, 2005

Yesterday morning, a visibly joyful Pope Benedict XVI met with thousands of his German countrymen telling them that although he... Read more

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A new missionary Pope: Benedict will strive to follow John Paul’s example of travel

Apr 25, 2005

In his homily yesterday evening at the Basilica of St. Paul’s Outside the Walls, Pope Benedict XVI expressed his desire... Read more

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Pope Benedict shares laugh with fellow countrymen '

Apr 25, 2005

Unlike the stern image portrayed in the media of Pope Benedict XVI in the days following his election, the German-born... Read more

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Pope Benedict busy first day after inauguration

Apr 25, 2005

Pope Benedict XVI’s schedule was packed with meetings Monday, the first day after his inauguration. He began his busy day... Read more

Pope Benedict commits to bridge-building with world religions; calls on leaders to ‘Put out into the deep’

Apr 24, 2005

Setting the stage for what many hope will be a continuation of Pope John Paul II’s dialogue with world religions,... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI inaugurated as spiritual leader of the Church

Apr 23, 2005

The faithful cheered and the bells of the Sistine Chapel tolled in celebration as the newly inaugurated Pope Benedict XVI... Read more

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Pope Benedict delivers heartfelt message in first homily to the faithful

Apr 23, 2005

Pope Benedict XVI’s delivered his first homily to the people of God today, calling the faithful to fearlessly embrace Christ... Read more

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Pope Benedict pledges to continue dialogue with media

Apr 23, 2005

Pope Benedict XVI has pledged to continue “the fruitful dialogue” with the media that was begun by his predecessor John... Read more

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Mass for the Inauguration of the Pontificate of Benedict XVI. Homily of the Holy Father.

Apr 23, 2005

During these days of great intensity, we have chanted the litany of the saints on three different occasions: at the... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI: May the Church become ‘a sacrament of unity’ for human race

Apr 21, 2005

Pope Benedict XVI met this morning with those cardinals still in Rome following Monday’s conclave. He expressed to them what... Read more

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Vatican invites worldwide Church to celebrate inauguration of Pope Benedict XVI

Apr 21, 2005

On Sunday, the eyes of the world will once again fall on Rome as Pope Benedict XVI is inaugurated as... Read more

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Pope Benedict has ‘human touch,’ says cardinal

Apr 21, 2005

While everyone at the Vatican was caught up with the election of Pope Benedict XVI April 19, the new Pope... Read more

Pope Benedict reinstates top Roman Curia members

Apr 20, 2005

As one of his first acts as Pope, the newly elected Benedict XVI has reinstated many of the top officials... Read more

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Vatican announces Pope Benedict’s upcoming schedule; crowds cheer Pope on Roman street

Apr 20, 2005

Yesterday, Vatican press director Joaquin Navarro-Valls announced the upcoming schedule and previous day’s activities for newly elected Pope Benedict XVI. Read more

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Choice of Cardinal Ratzinger for Pope was clear, says U.S. cardinal

Apr 20, 2005

The choice of Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger for Pope was clear “almost from the beginning,” Francis Cardinal George of Chicago told... Read more

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Pope Benedict XVI welcomed by Asian, African Catholics as good choice

Apr 20, 2005

Catholics in Asia and Africa have joyfully welcomed Pope Benedict XVI, expressing their hope that he will continue to maintain... Read more

New Pope Benedict says ‘John Paul left us a Church that is more courageous, freer, younger’

Apr 19, 2005

Earlier today, newly elected Pope Benedict XVI, formerly, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger delivered his first homily at a Mass in the... Read more

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Pope Benedict lays out vision for pontificate

Apr 19, 2005

With an audible sense of the weighty path, which lies ahead of him, Pope Benedict XVI delivered his first homily... Read more