Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

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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

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI in 2010.

Archbishop Ganswein: Benedict XVI wrote text, but did not agree to be book's co-author

Archbishop Georg Ganswein, the private secretary of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, said Tuesday the former pontiff was not informed he... Read more

Pope Francis greets Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI Dec. 21, 2018.

Analysis: On celibacy, what Benedict cannot say and Francis mustn't hear

What the two reactions to a new book from Benedict point to is a fault-line, not for or against Pope... Read more

Archive photo of Benedict XVI in the papal gardens at Castel Gandolfo.

Benedict XVI pays a surprise visit to Castel Gandolfo

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI left Vatican City Thursday to make a surprise visit to Castel Gandolfo.  Read more

Pope Francis greets Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI Dec. 21, 2018.

Benedict XVI: The Church’s unity is stronger than internal conflicts

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has said that the unity of the Church has always prevailed over internal struggles and affirmed... Read more

Pope Francis aboard the papal plane returning from Romania June 2, 2019.

Pope Francis says he draws strength from relationship with Benedict XVI

Pope Francis said Sunday that his relationship with Benedict XVI gives him strength and reminds him of the living tradition... Read more

Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI on June 28, 2017.

Analysis: How Benedict's essay supports Francis' call for 'zero tolerance'

At the heart of his new essay, Benedict XVI insists that the purpose of punishing the perpetrators of sexual abuse... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI on Aug. 28, 2010.

Full text of Benedict XVI essay: 'The Church and the scandal of sexual abuse'

A new essay from Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI explores the nature of the Church's current sexual abuse crisis. Here is... Read more

Pope emeritus Benedict XVI.

In new essay, Benedict XVI addresses sex abuse scandal

In an essay published Thursday at CNA, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI offered his thoughts about the sex abuse crisis facing... Read more

Archbishop Carlo Vigano.

Benedict, Viganò, Francis, and McCarrick: Where things stand on nuncio’s allegations

On its face, the arc of Archbishop Viganò’s story is straightforward.  Read more

Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.

Analysis: Why Francis might follow Benedict’s lead on Chilean abuse scandal

This week 34 Chilean bishops are meeting with Pope Francis to discuss the country’s clerical sexual abuse scandal, which involves... Read more

St. Peter's Basilica.

Analysis: Benedict XVI’s letter - what the reaction revealed

The story of Benedict XVI’s letter and the communication issues it raised, dubbed “Lettergate,” has led to the resignation of... Read more

Monsignor Dario Viganò, Prefect, Vatican Secretariat for Communications.

Vatican office altered photo of Benedict's comments on Francis

A Vatican office has acknowledged blurring portions of a letter written by Benedict XVI regarding Pope Francis' philosophical and theological... Read more

Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.

Updated: Benedict XVI says there is 'inner continuity' between himself, Pope Francis

In a personal letter reportedly sent to the head of the Secretariat for Communications, Benedict XVI said that he sees... Read more