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Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

International website dedicated to Benedict XVI aims to be a ‘beacon in stormy seas’

Aug 30, 2022

By AC Wimmer

After a website dedicated to Benedict XVI received thousands of congratulations in 24 languages on the occasion of his 95th... Read more

Bishop Rudolf Voderholzer, Pope emeritus Benedict XVI, and Archbishop Georg Gänswein with the nativity scene on Dec. 8, 2021.

Benedict XVI receives nativity scene from homeland of Bavaria

Dec 9, 2021

By CNA Staff

A Christmas crib was also presented to Pope Francis. Read more

Pope Francis greets Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI Dec. 21, 2018.

Pope Francis offers condolences to Benedict XVI following his brother’s death

Jul 2, 2020

Pope Francis offered his condolences to Benedict XVI Thursday following the death of his brother.   Read more

Benedict XVI prepares to board a plane at Munich airport, June 22, 2020.

Benedict XVI returns to Rome after visiting ill brother in Germany

Jun 22, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Pope emeritus Benedict XVI arrived back in Rome Monday after a four-day trip to Germany to visit his ailing brother.  Read more

Pope emeritus Benedict XVI.

Benedict XVI to return to Rome June 22 after visit with ailing brother in Germany

Jun 21, 2020

Pope emeritus Benedict XVI will return to Rome and the Vatican on Monday, according to the Diocese of Regensburg.  Read more

Pope emeritus Benedict XVI.

Benedict XVI to pray at his family's gravesite in Germany

Jun 20, 2020

Pope emeritus Benedict XVI will visit his family’s gravesite and his former home in Pentling, Germany, in the afternoon on... Read more

Austrian nuncio laments Church opposition to crosses on Bavarian state buildings

May 2, 2018

The apostolic nuncio to Austria said Tuesday that he is “saddened and ashamed” that bishops and priests have been vocal... Read more

Bavarian bishops respond to push for more public crosses

Apr 30, 2018

A recent decision by the government of Bavaria to mandate that a cross be displayed in all state buildings has... Read more