Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

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Pope Benedict XVI gives his Wednesday General Audience Nov 21, 2012 in Paul VI Hall.

Pope calls the Incarnation God's gift to mankind

Jan 10, 2013

Pope Benedict reflected on the mystery of the Incarnation during his general audience Jan. 9, calling it the “original gift... Read more

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'You are not alone,' Pope tells those suffering from sickness

Jan 9, 2013

Ahead of the World Day of the Sick, Pope Benedict XVI expressed his closeness to those with illnesses and reaffirmed... Read more


Benedict XVI will see Christ statue from the air during WYD

Jan 8, 2013

Pope Benedict XVI will get a bird’s eye view of the famous Christ the Redeemer statue that overlooks Rio de... Read more

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Pope 'deeply saddened' by Connecticut shooting

Dec 16, 2012

The Pope expressed sorrow over the Sandy Hook school shooting that massacred 20 children and offered prayers for the victims'... Read more

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Pope says truth, not relativism, is source of non-violence

Dec 8, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI told a group of Catholic theological leaders that commitment to objective truth is not a cause for... Read more


Vatican office to launch Pope smartphone app

Dec 5, 2012

The president of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, Archbishop Claudio Maria Celli, announced that his office is designing a... Read more

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Pope calls on bishops to run charities better

Dec 2, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI has released an apostolic letter on charitable activities that asks bishops to improve their supervision of local... Read more

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Jesus Christ is constant in transient world, Pope says

Nov 18, 2012

During his Sunday Angelus remarks at the Vatican, Pope Benedict XVI said that the Sunday gospel reading about the passing... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI and his new book "Jesus of Nazareth: The Infancy Narratives."

Benedict XVI's final book on Jesus coming out next week

Nov 16, 2012

Pope Benedict's latest book on Christ, which focuses on his infancy, will be published in the United States Nov. 21.  Read more

Pope Benedict XVI at the Wednesday general audience on Oct. 24, 2012.

Pope urges respect for rights of migrants, refugees

Oct 30, 2012

The Vatican has released Pope Benedict's message for the upcoming ninety-ninth World Day of Migrants and Refugees, in which he... Read more

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US bishop thanks Pope for approving unborn blessing

Oct 10, 2012

Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville has personally thanked Pope Benedict XVI for the Vatican's recent approval of a new... Read more

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Pope opens bishops' synod with universal call to holiness

Oct 7, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI has formally opened the Synod of Bishops on the New Evangelization with a “universal call to holiness”... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI named St. John of Avila and St. Hildegard of Bingen Doctors of the Church in an outdoor ceremony before Mass on October 7, 2012.

Pope Benedict creates two new Doctors of the Church

Oct 7, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI has named two new Doctors of the Church: the 16th century Spanish priest St. John of Avila... Read more

Pope Benedict's former butler Paolo Gabriele (R) sits at the start of the trial Sept. 29, 2012 at the Vatican.

Pope's ex-butler sentenced to 18 months in prison

Oct 6, 2012

Paolo Gabriele, the Pope’s former butler, has been sentenced to 18 months in prison after being found guilty of stealing... Read more