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Paolo Gabriele (right) appears in the Vatican's court room on Sept. 29, 2012 facing charges of aggrevated theft. CNA/L'Osservatore Romano.

Mountain of evidence revealed as trial of Pope's butler begins

Sep 29, 2012

The trial of the Pope Benedict XVI’s former butler began this morning at the Vatican as the 46-year-old Paolo Gabriele... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI at the April 18, 2012 general audience in St. Peter's Square.

The liturgy raises hearts to God like no other prayer, Pope says

Sep 26, 2012

Pope Benedict says that the public prayer of the Church, known as the liturgy, is a wonderful school of prayer... Read more


Pope urges care, protection of Colombia's indigenous people

Sep 24, 2012

In a message to Colombia's bishops, Pope Benedict said government leaders should not manipulate or exploit indigenous people in the... Read more


Pope tells French bishops defense of marriage is prophetic

Sep 21, 2012

Against the backdrop of an effort to recognize “gay marriage” in France, Pope Benedict XVI told a group of French... Read more


Third installment of 'Jesus of Nazareth' due out in Italy at Christmas

Sep 21, 2012

The Vatican Publishing House has signed an agreement allowing the publication of Pope Benedict's latest book on Jesus, which focuses... Read more

Bishop Kevin Vann.

Bishop Vann to head fastest growing US diocese

Sep 21, 2012

By Carl Bunderson

Bishop Kevin W. Vann of Fort Worth, Texas has been named the fourth bishop of Orange, Calif. by Pope Benedict... Read more


Pope greets Rome's rabbi ahead of holy days

Sep 20, 2012

In celebration of three upcoming Jewish holy days, Pope Benedict XVI sent a message of prayer and friendship to Riccardo... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI makes his way through St. Peter's Basilica in July 2012.

Pope charges new bishops to boldly proclaim the faith

Sep 20, 2012

Pope Benedict called on a group of newly-consecrated bishops to boldly present the Gospel to everyone, so that they encounter... Read more

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

Pope Benedict XVI.

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

Pope Benedict XVI.

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