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Pope Benedict XVI.

First Ratzinger Prize winners since Pope Benedict's death go to two Spanish theologians

Nov 10, 2023

By Matt McDonald

While Pope Francis ordinarily presents each award personally, this year the Vatican’s secretary of state, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, plans to... Read more

Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI greet each other at the 65th priestly ordination of Pope Emeritus XVI at the Clementine Hall.

Pope Francis praises ‘fruitful’ theology of Benedict XVI

Dec 1, 2022

By AC Wimmer

Speaking at the 2022 Ratzinger Prize award ceremony, Francis said: “We all feel his spiritual presence and his accompaniment in... Read more

Credit: © L’Osservatore Romano

French Jesuit and American legal scholar win 2022 Ratzinger Prize

Oct 7, 2022

By AC Wimmer

A French Jesuit and an American legal scholar were named the recipients of this year’s Ratzinger prize on Friday. Read more

Jesuit Fr. Paul Beré, winner of the Ratzinger Prize 2019

Burkina Faso Jesuit is the first African to win prestigious Ratzinger Prize

Oct 2, 2019

A Jesuit priest from Burkina Faso has made history as the first African to win the prestigious Ratzinger Prize, which... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience May 23, 2018.

Pope Francis: Include the Holy Spirit in art, theology

Nov 17, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

In the face of the difficulties of the modern-age, artists and theologians need the inspiration of the Holy Spirit –... Read more

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI in 2010.

In Rome, a new generation of Benedict XVI scholars is on the rise

Mar 2, 2017

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The theological legacy of Benedict XVI continues, four years after his pontificate came to an end.  Read more

Benedict XVI at the General Audience in St. Peter's Square, Sept. 11, 2005.

Latest Ratzinger Prizes highlight Lebanese and Brazilian gifts to theology

Nov 18, 2015

A Brazilian priest and a Lebanese scholar were awarded on Monday the 2015 Ratzinger Prizes, in recognition of their work... Read more