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Pope Benedict XVI speaks during an in-flight press conference on his way to Lebanon.

Benedict XVI: fundamentalism a 'falsification' of religion

Sep 14, 2012

Pope Benedict described fundamentalism as “a falsification of religion,” which goes against its true purpose as “an invitation to share... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI speaks during his wednesday general audience in Paul VI Hall.

Pope Benedict urges Christians to be 'builders of peace' in Middle East

Sep 12, 2012

Only 48-hours before his Apostolic Visit to Lebanon begins, Pope Benedict XVI has called upon the Christians of the Middle... Read more

Fr. Federico Lombardi.

Vatican says Pope's trip to Lebanon was never in doubt

Sep 11, 2012

The Vatican says that Pope Benedict's apostolic visit to Lebanon Sept. 14-16 was never second-guessed, despite the civil war in... Read more


Christians, Muslims to hold vigil as Lebanon papal visit approaches

Sep 10, 2012

Christians and Muslims will come together for a prayer vigil on Sept. 12 to invoke the protection of God and... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI (File Photo).

'Be opened' sums up Christ's mission, Pope says

Sep 9, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI says that the public ministry of Jesus Christ is encapsulated in one “small but very important” Aramaic... Read more

Father Giuseppe Costa speaks with CNA in Rome.

Vatican hopes Apple partnership will spread Pope's message

Sep 8, 2012

The Vatican has teamed up with Apple to develop new hi-tech methods for communicating the works of Pope Benedict XVI... Read more

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Don't squander your faith, Pope urges young Churches

Sep 7, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI says that the most newly evangelized parts of the world now have to pass on the gift... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI in Paul VI Audience Hall.

Pope reflects on prayer in Book of the Apocalypse

Sep 5, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI says the final book of the Bible, which he referred to as the Book of the Apocalypse,... Read more

The 2012 gathering of the Ratzinger Schülerkreis meets at Castel Gandolfo.

Upholding ethical truths is not intolerance, Pope states

Sep 4, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI told a group of his former students that Christians should not be scared to uphold ethical truths... Read more


Pope pays tribute to Cardinal Martini as a tireless servant

Sep 4, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI paid tribute to Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini, who was buried Sept. 3 in Milan, the northern Italian... Read more

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Living God's law with integrity brings liberation, says Pope

Sep 2, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI says that God’s law brings personal liberation to each person who embraces it and lives it with... Read more

The 2012 gathering of the Ratzinger Schülerkreis at Castel Gandolfo.

Pope's student circle examines dialogue with Anglicans, Lutherans

Aug 30, 2012

The annual gathering of Pope Benedict’s former students has begun at the papal summer residence of Castel Gandolfo and is... Read more

 Pope Benedict XVI holds a general audience at Castel Gandolfo.

Prayer is best source of courage for facing hostile world, Pope says

Aug 29, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI says the heroic sanctity of St. John the Baptist proves that a solid life of prayer is... Read more

Bishop Hugh Gilbert of Aberdeen.

Former SSPX community granted formal status in Catholic Church

Aug 24, 2012

A traditionalist religious order that used to be part of the breakaway Society of St. Pius X has received formal... Read more

Patriarch Bechara Boutros Rai of the Maronite Catholic Church.

Pope to proceed with Lebanon trip despite Syria violence

Aug 23, 2012

As fighting in neighboring Syria rages on, Pope Benedict XVI has confirmed that he will proceed with his trip to... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI at Castel Gandolfo.

Pope explains how Mary's queenship points to Jesus

Aug 22, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI recommended that Christians look to the queenship of Mary, who is “queen in the service of God... Read more

A crowd listens to a presentation on Aug. 20, 2012 at the Rimini meeting.

Pope explores man's connection to the Infinite

Aug 20, 2012

Pope Benedict welcomed the 33rd Rimini Meeting, an annual gathering organized by the lay Catholic movement Communion and Liberation, by examining... Read more

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Pope says Christ's life was one of sacrifice, not popularity

Aug 19, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI said that Jesus did not seek recognition during his public ministry but chose instead to preach the... Read more


Pope sends heartfelt condolences for Ethiopian patriarch's passing

Aug 17, 2012

The death of the head of the Ethiopian Church has garnered sympathy and sadness from Pope Benedict XVI, who praised... Read more

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Pope supports 'spiritual adoption' for the unborn

Aug 16, 2012

Participants in a decades-old pro life initiative and a centuries-old pilgrimage in Poland received affirmation from Pope Benedict on the... Read more