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Pope Francis greets Pope emeritus Benedict XVI at the Vatican’s Mater Ecclesiae Monastery on Nov. 28, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media.

Benedict XVI addresses resignation conspiracy theories, Iraq, and Biden in new interview

Benedict XVI addressed conspiracy theories about his resignation as pope, Pope Francis’ trip to Iraq, and Joe Biden in an... Read more

Pope Francis greets Pope emeritus Benedict XVI at the Vatican’s Mater Ecclesiae Monastery on Nov. 28, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media.

Pope Francis and Benedict XVI receive second dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Pope Francis and Pope emeritus Benedict XVI have both received their second and final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, a... Read more

Pope Francis greets Pope emeritus Benedict XVI at the Vatican’s Mater Ecclesiae Monastery on Nov. 28, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media.

Pope Francis and Benedict XVI receive first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Pope Francis and Pope emeritus Benedict XVI have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, the Vatican confirmed on... Read more

Cardinal Gerhard Müller at a penance service in St. Peter's Basilica on March 29, 2019. Credit: Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Cardinal Müller: Media image of ‘two popes’ threatens papacy as a ‘principle of unity’

The former head of the Vatican’s doctrinal office has said that today’s media environment is undermining theological truths that are... Read more

Pope Francis greets Pope emeritus Benedict XVI at the Vatican’s Mater Ecclesiae Monastery on Nov. 28, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media.

Benedict XVI to receive COVID-19 vaccine

Pope emeritus Benedict XVI will receive the coronavirus vaccine as soon as it is available, his personal secretary said Tuesday. Read more

Archbishop Georg Gänswein | Photo: Daniel Ibañez - EWTN

Pope Benedict’s secretary reflects on awful 2020 with German Magazine 

Archbishop Georg Gänswein has spoken about life with Pope emeritus Benedict XVI and a personally challenging year. "I'm grateful to... Read more

Benedict XVI addresses new cardinals at the Mater Ecclesiae Monastery at the Vatican on Nov. 28, 2020.

Benedict XVI has not lost his voice, says Archbishop Gänswein

Archbishop Georg Gänswein has denied media reports that Benedict XVI has lost his voice.  Read more

Cardinal Reinhard Marx, pictured in Rome Feb. 24, 2019.

Cardinal Marx dissolves embattled Catholic community in Munich archdiocese

Cardinal Reinhard Marx has dissolved an embattled Catholic community in his archdiocese of Munich and Freising.  Read more

Pope Benedict XVI, pictured on Aug. 28, 2010.

Benedict XVI distances himself from embattled Catholic community

Benedict XVI has distanced himself from a Catholic community with which he had maintained close ties for decades.   Read more

A table dedicated to Benedict XVI in his favorite Rome restaurant, Cantina Tirolese.

‘Flavors of home’: Benedict XVI’s favorite restaurant in Rome

Inside the cosy Cantina Tirolese in Rome, Benedict XVI knew he could always find “the flavors of home.”  Read more

Archbishop Georg Gänswein, pictured March 12, 2016.

Archbishop Gänswein ‘better’ and grateful for prayers after hospitalization

Archbishop Georg Gänswein is expected to leave hospital Thursday.   Read more

Archbishop Georg Gänswein, pictured March 27, 2019.

Archbishop Gänswein hospitalized ‘with severe kidney problems’

Archbishop Georg Gänswein, prefect of the papal household and personal secretary to Benedict XVI, has been hospitalized in Rome.   Read more

Benedict XVI prepares to board a plane at Munich airport, June 22, 2020.

Archbishop Gänswein: Benedict XVI’s 'illness is subsiding'

Benedict XVI’s personal secretary Archbishop Georg Gänswein has said that the pope emeritus’ illness is “subsiding.”  Read more

Pope emeritus Benedict XVI.

Vatican: Benedict XVI health 'not serious' concern

The Vatican said Monday the health problems of Benedict XVI are not serious, though the pope emeritus is suffering from... Read more

Benedict XVI prepares to board a plane at Munich airport, June 22, 2020.

Benedict XVI is ill since visit to Germany

Pope emeritus Benedict XVI is sick with a bacterial infection and “extremely fail,” according to a German newspaper report.  Read more

Pope Benedict XVI on Aug. 28, 2010.

Benedict XVI praises “glorious music” of Bach in festival message

Pope emeritus Benedict XVI has praised the “glorious music” of Johann Sebastian Bach in a message to a festival in... Read more

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

In new biography, Benedict XVI laments modern 'anti-Christian creed'

Modern society is formulating an “anti-Christian creed” and punishing those who resist it with “social excommunication,” Benedict XVI has said... Read more

Angelo Ciappelloni. Courtesy photo.

‘Follow me:’ How John Paul II and Benedict XVI led a Catholic back to the faith

How Angelo Ciappelloni found his faith at the funeral of John Paul II.  Read more

Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments.

'No misunderstanding': Cardinal Sarah meets with pope emeritus

Cardinal Robert Sarah has met with Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI to discuss the controversy following around their recently-published book "From... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI.

Ignatius Press to keep Benedict XVI listed as coauthor of new celibacy book

Amid still-unfolding controversy surrounding a new book on priestly celibacy, the book’s US publisher says it plans to continue identifying... Read more