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

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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

Pope Benedict XVI holds his Wednesday general audience on Nov. 7, 2012 in St. Peter's Square.

Pope reflects on finding faith in a secular world

Nov 7, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI continued his series of teachings on faith by observing that although secularism is on the rise, everyone... Read more

Cardinal Robert Sarah, President of the Pontifical Council Cor Unum on April 13, 2012.

Pope cancels delegation to Syria, focuses on aid work

Nov 7, 2012

A delegation of bishops from the recent synod on the New Evangelization will not go to Syria as violence continues... Read more

The panel of three Vatican judges delivers the verdict in the Paolo Gabriele case.

Vatican computer technician goes on trial over press leaks

Nov 5, 2012

Despite his lawyer’s appeal to drop the case on the opening morning of hearings, a Vatican judge ruled that the... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI waves to pilgrims in St. Peter's Square.

Benedict XVI sends encouragement to new Coptic Orthodox head

Nov 5, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI congratulated the new leader of the Middle East’s largest Christian Church as Christian minorities throughout the region... Read more

Filipinos visit their dead on All Saints Day at the Manila North Cemetery, Nov 1, 2012.

Pope celebrates Feast of All Souls in papal crypt

Nov 2, 2012

As Catholics around the world on Nov. 2 remember those who have passed away, Pope Benedict XVI visited the Vatican... Read more


Pilgrims arrive in Rome to celebrate Latin Mass permission

Nov 2, 2012

In honor of the fifth anniversary of Pope Benedict XVI’s announcement that any priest can celebrate the Mass according to... Read more

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

Pope: saints connect us with eternity, fullness of life

Nov 1, 2012

Pope Benedict said that the solemnity of All Saints should help people reflect on the link between the Church on... Read more

The Creation of Adam by Michaelangelo from the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.

Sistine Chapel reveals light of God, Pope says on 500th anniversary

Oct 31, 2012

The Sistine Chapel ceiling is celebrating its 500th anniversary today, and Pope Benedict XVI followed in the footsteps of his... Read more

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

Pope offers prayers for Hurricane Sandy victims

Oct 31, 2012

At the Oct. 31 general audience, Pope Benedict offered prayers for the victims of Hurricane Sandy which ravaged the East... Read more

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

Faith is lived in community, Pope Benedict reflects

Oct 31, 2012

Although faith is intensely personal, it is necessarily transmitted and lived through relationships with others, Pope Benedict XVI said at... Read more