Letter from Benedict XVI

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Pope emeritus Benedict XVI.

Benedict XVI reflects on Vatican II in new letter

Oct 21, 2022

By AC Wimmer, Shannon Mullen

The letter provides fresh observations from one of the few remaining theologians to have personally participated in Vatican II, which... Read more

Pope emeritus Benedict XVI, pictured in summer 2017.

Full text: Benedict XVI’s letter in response to the Munich abuse report

Feb 8, 2022

By Benedict XVI

This is the full text of a letter by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI addressing the Report on Abuse in the... Read more

Analysis: Benedict XVI’s unpublished letter- God is key to understanding human rights

May 14, 2018

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The Ratiznger Schuelerkreis, a circle of former students of Joseph Ratzinger who meet annually, will gather this year to discuss... Read more

Monsignor Dario Viganò, Prefect, Vatican Secretariat for Communications.

Vatican office altered photo of Benedict's comments on Francis

Mar 14, 2018

A Vatican office has acknowledged blurring portions of a letter written by Benedict XVI regarding Pope Francis' philosophical and theological... Read more