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Vatican denies rumors that Benedict XVI has degenerative nerve disorder

After rumors spread in German media that Benedict XVI has a paralyzing nerve disease, the Vatican debunked the story, saying... Read more

Benedict XVI holds his final general audience, Feb. 27, 2013.

In rare letter, Benedict XVI says he's 'on pilgrimage home'

In a rare new letter penned by Benedict XVI, the retired pontiff said he is in the last phase of... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI on Aug. 28, 2010.

Benedict XVI's secretary denies rumors that he is close to death

Archbishop Georg Ganswein, the personal secretary of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, has rejected reports that the former pontiff is nearing... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI on Aug. 28, 2010.

Ratzinger Foundation unveils new prize, announces American winners

The Vatican’s Joseph Ratzinger Foundation unveiled a new prize called “Expanding Reason,” aimed at promoting dialogue between the sciences and... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI on Aug. 28, 2010.

Here's what Benedict XVI's former students will discuss next month

The persecution and martyrdom of Christians will be the topic of discussion at an annual gathering of Pope Benedict XVI’s... Read more

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Benedict XVI: Cardinal Meisner died a 'cheerful' man

In a letter sent for the funeral of the late Cardinal Joachim Meisner, retired Pope Benedict XVI praised the prelate... Read more

A Mass said for the Summorum Pontificum pilgrimage in Rome held Oct. 25, 2014.

Looking forward to 10 years of Summorum Pontificum

Ten years after Benedict XVI broadened access to the celebration of the Traditional Latin Mass, the document by which he... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI at the Wednesday general audience Oct. 24, 2012 in St. Peter's Square.

The Green Pope isn't who you think it is.

There once was a Pope called “The Green Pope.”  Read more

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As Benedict turns 90, a rare glimpse into his joy-filled life

In a lengthy interview with EWTN's German television branch, Benedict XVI's closest aide describes how the retired pontiff is doing... Read more

Pope Francis with Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI at the Monastery of Mater Ecclesiae in Vatican City on June 30, 2015.

Why did Pope Francis visit Benedict XVI? To say happy birthday!

Early Easter greetings and birthday wishes were the reason for Pope Francis’ visit with Pope emeritus Benedict XVI on Wednesday.  Read more

Benedict XVI holds his final general audience, Feb. 27, 2013.

Benedict XVI tells EWTN: 'Thank you for your work'

Members of EWTN’s Rome Bureau on Friday met Benedict XVI in the Vatican Gardens to explain their work and thank... Read more

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Benedict XVI: Mother Angelica was 'a great woman'

Pope emeritus Benedict XVI praised the founder of the EWTN Global Catholic Network on Thursday.  Read more

Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict embrace each other at the Vatican's Mater Ecclesiae Monastery, June 30, 2015.

Benedict XVI sends birthday wishes to Pope Francis

The Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI sent birthday greetings to Pope Francis on Saturday, Francis’ eightieth birthday.  Read more

Pope Benedict XVI on Aug. 28, 2010.

Ratzinger prize recipients include first-ever Orthodox winner

Among the recipients of this year’s Ratzinger Prize is Greek-born Orthodox professor Ioannis Kourempeles, who is widely known for his... Read more

Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew I in Greece, April 16, 2016.

Francis, Benedict praise Bartholomew I as a brother in faith

In their forewords to a new book about the head of the Eastern Orthodox Church Patriarch Bartholomew I, Pope Francis... Read more

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI in 2010.

How Pope Francis' 'new joy' surprised Benedict XVI

Pope emeritus Benedict XVI has said he is satisfied with the papacy of Pope Francis and sees “no contradictions” between... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI on June 15, 2005 in Vatican City.

Benedict XVI talks resignation, Pope Francis in new book-length interview

Though he has rarely spoken since resigning from the papacy, Benedict XVI granted several lengthy interviews to German journalist Peter Seewald shortly... Read more

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

In rare interview, Benedict XVI names his favorite saints

Since he resigned from the papacy over three years ago, Benedict XVI rarely gives interviews. In a recent exception, however,... Read more

Mike Piazza.

At Baseball Hall of Fame, Mets star thankful for Catholic faith

Mike Piazza, the newest inductee of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, has given a shout-out to Pope Benedict XVI... Read more

Mourners in Munich after a July 22, 2016 shooting spree at the Olympia Mall.

Munich archbishop, Benedict XVI grieve deadly shooting

The archbishop of Munich has called for prayers for the victims of Friday’s deadly shooting at a shopping mall, and... Read more