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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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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

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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Benedict XVI drives around Rome, visits former apartment and office.

Apr 19, 2005

This morning, after celebrating his first Mass as a Pope, Benedict XVI left the Vatican and went to visit the... Read more

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Latin America rejoices at election of Benedict XVI

Apr 19, 2005

Latin America is celebrating with joy the election of the new Pope, Benedict XVI.  From Mexico to Chile millions followed... Read more

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Bishops comment on election of Pope Benedict XVI

Apr 19, 2005

Various U.S. bishops have shared their reactions to the election of Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger as Pope Benedict XVI and have... Read more

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Family members and fellow countrymen celebrate papal election of Cardinal Ratzinger

Apr 19, 2005

Hundreds of people filled the main square of the small German town of Marktl am Inn, where Joseph Ratzinger, now... Read more

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Rome mayor: People of Rome salute their bishop with excitement

Apr 19, 2005

“With excitement the city of Rome salutes its Bishop,” the mayor of the Italian capital, Walter Veltroni, said on Tuesday,... Read more

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Catholic students express hope in new Pope

Apr 19, 2005

Students at Pope John Paul II Catholic High School in Hendersonville, Tenn., said they hope the new Pope will maintain... Read more

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New Pope's name focuses on need to evangelize Europe, expert says

Apr 19, 2005

Contrary to earlier media reports, the name taken by the new Pope, Benedict XVI, was not inspired by the former... Read more

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Pro-life groups embrace and support Pope Benedict XVI

Apr 19, 2005

Numerous pro-life groups are enthusiastic about the election of Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger as the next Pope, praising his track record... Read more

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New Pope knows US Church, says USCCB president

Apr 19, 2005

“I have always found him to be very open and pastoral, with a listening ear, especially sensitive to the situation... Read more

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Archbishop Chaput calls election of Pope Benedict ‘a tremendous moment for the Church’

Apr 19, 2005

Archbishop Charles Chaput, leader of the Catholic Church in the Archdiocese of Denver is welcoming Pope Benedict XVI, formerly, Cardinal... Read more

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World leaders look hopefully to new pontificate

Apr 19, 2005

As the world looks to Pope Benedict XVI to fill the giant shoes of Pope John Paul II, leaders from... Read more

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Pope Benedict calls on faithful to intensify devotion to Eucharistic Jesus

Apr 19, 2005

In his first pontifical homily, delivered earlier today, Pope Benedict XVI noted the significance of his pontificate starting “as 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

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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WYD Cologne 2005 will receive Benedict XVI in his homeland, Germany

Apr 18, 2005

One of the acts programmed for the newly elected Pontiff, Benedict XVI, is the journey to his homeland, Germany, to... Read more

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President Bush greets Pope Benedict XVI

Apr 18, 2005

Today, President George W. Bush read a short statement at White House's South Lawn greeting Pope Benedict XVI. Read more

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Benedict XVI dines with Cardinals, announces inauguration on Sunday

Apr 18, 2005

The Mass for the solemn inauguration of Pope Benedict XVI will take place on Sunday at St. Peter's, announced today... Read more