Benedict XVI Latest News

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

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Pope Benedict XVI.

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

Pope Benedict XVI.

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

Pope Benedict XVI.

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

Archbishop Nikola Eterovic in the Vatican's press office.

Blueprint for 2012 evangelization synod unveiled

Jun 19, 2012

The working document that will guide the deliberations of the 2012 synod of bishops on the New Evangelization has been... Read more

David Quinn, director of the Iona Institute.

Some think new bishops in Ireland should be non-Irish

Jun 16, 2012

A leading commentator on the future of the Catholic Church in Ireland is asking the Vatican to consider appointing non-Irish... Read more

Father Harry Entwistle and Pope Benedict XVI.

Pope establishes Australian ordinariate for former Anglicans

Jun 15, 2012

On June 15 Pope Benedict officially erected the Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross for Anglican groups and... Read more

Superior of the Society of St. Pius X Bishop Bernard Fellay.

Vatican confirms SSPX is being offered Personal Prelature

Jun 14, 2012

The Vatican has confirmed that the traditionalist Society of St. Pius X is being offered the status of a personal... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI in the Pope Paul VI Hall.

Pope explains how to let God work wonders

Jun 13, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI says that the life of St. Paul shows that God can work wonders through those who grow... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI in St. Peter's Basilica.

Pope stresses importance of fidelity for Vatican employees

Jun 11, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI told the Vatican’s diplomatic school that “faithfulness” is a key virtue for anybody working in the service... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI at a recent general audience in St. Peter's Square

Pope praises Corpus Christi processions

Jun 10, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI praised the “lively tradition” of holding solemn processions with the Blessed Sacrament “through the streets and squares”... Read more


Women in White confident in Cardinal Ortega's diplomacy

Jun 8, 2012

Berta Soler, the leader of the protest group Women in White, said she trusts Havana’s archbishop will be able to... Read more


Pope challenges European soccer stars to promote noble virtues

Jun 8, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI is urging those participating in soccer’s 2012 European Championship to promote “noble human values” during the tournament... Read more

Bishops-designate Robert Brennan and Nelson Perez (L to R).

Pope names two auxiliary bishops for Rockville Centre diocese

Jun 8, 2012

By Kevin J. Jones

The Diocese of Rockville Centre on New York’s Long Island will receive two new auxiliary bishops following Pope Benedict XVI’s... Read more

Pope Benedict leads Corpus Christi procession in Rome on June 7, 2012.

Pope says Vatican II did not reject Eucharistic adoration or processions

Jun 7, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI says the Second Vatican Council did not reject Eucharistic adoration outside of Mass, including the Corpus Christi... Read more