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Read the latest news regarding the late Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, his life, and his legacy.

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Pope Benedict XVI gives his Wednesday general audience Nov. 21, 2012 in Paul VI Hall.

Pope counsels parents to share faith with joy, dialogue

Nov 28, 2012

Sharing the faith with children and others should be done in a joyful, clear and simple manner, Pope Benedict said... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI in St. Peter's Basilica during the consistory of cardinals on Nov. 24, 2012.

Pope names holiness, unity and peace as cardinals' mission

Nov 27, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI met with six new cardinals and their families, just two days after they made their vows, and... Read more

Cardinals greet each other after the consistory on November 24, 2012 in St. Peter's Basilica.

New cardinals excited, honored at elevation by Pope

Nov 26, 2012

The six new cardinals from various parts of the globe shared their excitement after making their vows to Pope Benedict... Read more

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Church responsible for spreading Christ's kingdom, Pope recalls

Nov 25, 2012

After he celebrated Mass with six new cardinals for the feast of Christ the King, Pope Benedict spoke about God's... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI celebrates a consistory on Nov. 24 2012 in St. Peter's Basilica.

Pope Benedict creates six non-European cardinals

Nov 24, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI presided over the creation of six new cardinals Nov. 24, and in a unusual occurrence, none of... Read more

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

Pope: Faith is reasonable, leads to joyful life

Nov 21, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI continued his series of teachings on faith by examining how it is “reasonable and not in conflict... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI greets pilgrims during the Nov. 14, 2012 general audience in Paul VI Hall.

Pope warns Gaza conflict could spread in Middle East

Nov 21, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI is warning violence could spread through the region, after Israel continued bombing Gaza and a suicide bomb... Read more

President Thomas Boni Yayi of Benin speaks with reporters on Nov. 20, 2012 at the Vatican.

Benin's president thinks Pope is right about hope in Africa

Nov 20, 2012

Just one year after Pope Benedict XVI visited the African country of Benin, its president believes that it can live... Read more

The Nov. 20, 2012 launch for Pope Benedict XVI's book on Jesus' childhood.

Pope's book on childhood of Jesus has family focus

Nov 20, 2012

Pope Benedict's third and final book on Jesus' life has been launched, and this time he delves into Christ's childhood.  Read more

Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia celebrates Mass at the Altar of the Chair in St. Peter's Basilica, Oct. 20, 2012.

Archbishop Chaput says Year of Faith holds solution to relativism

Nov 19, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

The current Year of Faith is an opportunity to counter the cultural relativism that plagues modern society and that has... 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 rides through St. Peter's Square before his Nov. 7, 2012 general audience.

Pope asks young to heed Jesus' missonary call

Nov 16, 2012

In anticipation of next July’s World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro, Pope Benedict XVI is challenging young Catholics to... 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 addresses his fellow bishops in the Clementine Hall on Nov. 8, 2012.

Pope: World's spiritual poverty heightens need for Christian unity

Nov 15, 2012

Christians must not allow their divisions to keep them from working together to evangelize a world enduring a “crisis of... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI gives the final blessing Nov. 14, 2012 during the general audience in Paul VI Hall.

'Practical atheism' more destructive than disbelief, Pope says

Nov 14, 2012

The practical atheism of those who say they are Christian but live as if God does not exist is a... Read more

Cardinal Antonio Cañizares Llovera, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, celebrates Mass in the extraordinary form Nov. 3, 2012 in St. Peter’s Basilica.

Pope creates academy to promote knowledge of Latin

Nov 12, 2012

The Pope is launching a new Pontifical Academy for Latin to help priests and academics deepen their knowledge and ability... Read more

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Pope Benedict highlights faith, charity bond

Nov 11, 2012

In his Nov. 11 Angelus address, Pope Benedict XVI reflected on Sunday’s Mass readings featuring two poor widows who provide... Read more


Vatican computer tech convicted in press leaks trial

Nov 10, 2012

Claudio Sciarpelletti has been sentenced to two months in prison by the Vatican court for his role in the theft... Read more


Plans emerge for Pope's personal Twitter account

Nov 9, 2012

Just after holding the synod on the New Evangelization, Vatican officials say that Pope Benedict XVI will start his own... Read more

Bishop-designate Robert P. Deeley.

Pope names former Vatican official as Boston auxiliary bishop

Nov 9, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI has appointed Monsignor Robert P. Deeley, current vicar general of Boston and a former official at the... Read more