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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 addresses the crowd in front of the shrine to Our Lady of Lourdes in the Vatican Gardens on May 31, 2012.

Mary’s life reminds us to trust God’s plan, Pope says

Jun 1, 2012

The Virgin Mary’s docility to the will of God should remind everybody that the Lord has a plan for each... Read more

Cardinal Angelo Scola of Milan speaks May 22, 2012 at the Vatican's press office about the World Meeting of Families.

Cardinal Scola sees signs of revival in Christian family life

May 31, 2012

On the eve of Pope Benedict’s visit to the 7th World Meeting of Families in Milan, the city’s archbishop believes... Read more

\Pope Benedict XVI at the April 18, 2012 general audience.

Pope is saddened by 'Vatileaks' case but trusts God

May 30, 2012

In a rare statement after today's general audience, Pope Benedict XVI said that while he is distressed by the “Vatileaks”... Read more

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Knights of Columbus to hold global prayer for Pope

May 29, 2012

By CNA Staff

On the 35th anniversary of Pope Benedict XVI's episcopal ordination, the head of the Knights of Columbus has asked all... Read more


Pope meets Costa Rican president, discusses defense of life

May 29, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI met with President Laura Chinchilla of Costa Rica at the Vatican, discussing a number of issues including... Read more

Archbishop-designate Samuel J. Aquila.

Joy overcomes Denver's future archbishop

May 29, 2012

By Marianne Medlin

As Archbishop-designate Samuel J. Aquila of Fargo, N.D. assumes his role as Denver's new shepherd, the former Coloradan brings with... Read more

Archbishop-designate Samuel J. Aquila.

Pope appoints Fargo bishop to lead Denver archdiocese

May 29, 2012

By Marianne Medlin

Filling a post vacant for over eight months, Pope Benedict XVI appointed Bishop Samuel J. Aquila of Fargo, N.D., as... Read more

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Pope says personal conversion is first step of New Evangelization

May 24, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI told the bishops of Italy today that personal holiness is an indispensable first step to reconverting their... Read more

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Absentee dads hinder children’s understanding of God, Pope says

May 23, 2012

Dads who are absent from their family make it more difficult for their children to understand God as a loving... Read more

Didier Drogba of Chelsea celebrates winning the UEFA Champions League Final.

Vatican pays tribute to soccer star Didier Drogba

May 22, 2012

The Vatican’s sports office has paid tribute to Chelsea striker Didier Drogba after the Catholic soccer star gave credit to... Read more

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Pope Benedict thanks God for 'dark nights' in his life

May 22, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI has revealed to his closest collaborators in the Sacred College of Cardinals how the “dark nights” of... Read more

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

Pope says Jesus' Ascension confirmed promise of heaven

May 20, 2012

The Ascension of Jesus should remind Christians of the promise of Heaven and the power of earthly prayer, Pope Benedict... Read more

Rabbi Jack Bemporad

Trust Pope's judgment on SSPX deal, senior rabbi says

May 18, 2012

A leading American rabbi and Holocaust refugee says people should trust Pope Benedict’s judgment when it comes to the Church possibly... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI in St. Peter's Square, April 18, 2012.

Pope outlines power of the Holy Spirit in prayer

May 16, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI says Christians should avail themselves to the Holy Spirit in prayer – particularly when they cannot find... Read more


Fashion company makes amends for Pope-imam 'kissing' ad

May 15, 2012

An Italian fashion company has settled a legal conflict with the Vatican, which arose in 2011 after an ad campaign... Read more


Leaked SSPX letters reveal internal discord over Vatican negotiations

May 14, 2012

Recently leaked documents reveal the correspondence between four bishops of the Society of St. Pius X, which show disagreement over... Read more

Archbishop Denis Hart of Melbourne.

Pope to create Australian ordinariate for Anglicans

May 11, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI will continue the expansion of the new Catholic Church structure created for former Anglicans by launching an... Read more


Pope advances causes of two possible US saints

May 10, 2012

Two figures in U.S. Catholic history, a 19th century bishop and a 20th century religious sister, moved closer to possible... Read more

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

Pope Benedict speaks about power of prayer in his life

May 9, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI says he has been sustained during his seven years as pontiff by the prayers of people around... Read more

Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller preaches March 15 at the tomb of St. Peter during the Region X ad limina visit.

Texas bishops hear call to unity at St. Peter's tomb

Mar 15, 2012

Bishops must strengthen their bonds of unity in order to evangelize the world, San Antonio Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller said in... Read more