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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 at an April 20, 2012 concert offered for him at the Vatican's Paul VI Hall.

Orchestra performance inspires Pope's message on peace

Jul 12, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI believes that music can help bring different nations and creeds together – as shown by the renowned... Read more

Court rules against magazine's vulgar portrayal of Pope

Jul 11, 2012

A German magazine must stop publishing its latest issue, which depicts Pope Benedict XVI in a urine- and feces-stained cassock,... Read more

Bishop-designate Philip Egan. Photo courtesy of Edmund Montgomery.

Pope's new English bishop appointee sounds evangelization note

Jul 11, 2012

The future Bishop of Portsmouth says he “looks forward with joy” to working with the priests and people of his... Read more


Pope mourns death of Brazilian cardinal

Jul 11, 2012

Pope Benedict grieved with Brazil's Catholics over the death of Cardinal Eugenio de Araujo Sales, who died on July 9... Read more

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Pope recalls happy days of Vatican II work

Jul 9, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI has been reliving the happy days he spent in the Italian countryside with Bishop Fulton Sheen and... Read more


Latin American countries competing for papal visit in 2013

Jul 6, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI could make a stopover in a Spanish-speaking Latin American country during his visit to the region for... Read more

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Pope Benedict reaffirms confidence in Cardinal Bertone

Jul 4, 2012

As he leaves the Vatican for his summer residence outside of Rome, Pope Benedict XVI voiced full confidence in his... Read more

Monsignor Jeffrey Marc Monforton.

Pope appoints Detroit priest as Bishop of Steubenville

Jul 3, 2012

On July 3, Pope Benedict appointed Msgr. Jeffrey M. Monforton, a priest of the Archdiocese of Detroit, as the new... Read more

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Pope Benedict leaves Vatican for summer residence

Jul 3, 2012

On July 3, Pope Benedict left the Vatican for his summer residence at Castel Gandolfo, located outside of Rome.  Read more

Bishop Gerhard Ludwig Mueller.

Pope names German bishop as new head of doctrinal office

Jul 2, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI has appointed Bishop Gerhard Ludwig Muller of Regensburg, Germany as Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine... Read more

Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila.

New US archbishops grateful to receive palliums

Jun 29, 2012

Archbishop-elect Samuel J. Aquila of Denver said he was deeply thankful to be among the dozens of new archbishops to... Read more

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Pope upholds Saints Peter, Paul as witnesses of Christian brotherhood

Jun 29, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI reflected that St. Peter and St. Paul are prime examples of the brotherhood that all Christians should... Read more

Archbishop Mark Coleridge of Brisbane, Australia.

Pallium ceremony a boost for Australian evangelization

Jun 29, 2012

Archbishop Mark Coleridge of Brisbane believes that the June 29 pallium ceremony in Rome will provide a significant boost to... Read more

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Pope grieves with earthquake-hit region of Italy

Jun 26, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI visited the northern Italian region of Emilia Romagna to express his solidarity with those affected by back-to-back... Read more

St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City.

Pope to continue meetings to restore trust in Roman Curia

Jun 25, 2012

The Vatican says that Pope Benedict XVI will continue to consult with key figures from the universal Church in a... Read more


Pope examines why Latin American Catholics join evangelical churches

Jun 22, 2012

Pope Benedict believes that Catholics who convert to evangelical Christianity often do so because they experience a lack of fervor,... Read more

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Pope prays for Syria as worries of larger conflict loom

Jun 21, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI is praying that Syria ends its internal conflict, which he believes could have very serious consequences for... Read more

The logo for the Year of Faith.

Vatican rolls out events, logo for Year of Faith

Jun 21, 2012

Many of the Vatican’s events for the forthcoming Year of Faith were announced today as organizers unveiled the official logo... Read more

Newlyweds, (L to R) Axel and Susie Dreyer from Dusseldorf, Germany and Anna and Kyle Barella from Naples, Fla.

Newlyweds flock to Rome for papal blessing

Jun 20, 2012

One of the most striking sights in Rome appears every Wednesday afternoon in St. Peter’s Square when newly married couples,... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI in the Pope Paul VI Hall.

Prayer is the surest guide for life's troubles, Pope says

Jun 20, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI says the life and writings of St. Paul should remind all Christians that the surest guide through... Read more