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Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington DC speaks during a press conference in the Vatican Press Office

Cardinal Wuerl thanks Pope for guidance and humble example

Feb 25, 2013

Pope Benedict’s eight years of service to the Church should leave the faithful filled with gratitude and renewed in both... Read more


Spanish bishop says Benedict is latest in line of holy Popes

Feb 25, 2013

Throughout the past century, God has blessed the Church with exceptional Popes, including Benedict XVI, said Bishop Demetrio Fernandez of... Read more

World Youth Day pilgrims from across the globe pack into Madrid's famous Cibeles Square to greet the Pope on August 18, 2011.

Young Catholics recall Pope's profound outreach

Feb 20, 2013

As Pope Benedict XVI prepares to conclude his duties as Holy Father, young Catholics are recalling his marked efforts to... Read more


Pope's brother says resignation is beneficial to Church

Feb 19, 2013

Pope Benedict XVI’s older brother explained that the pontiff’s decision to resign is good for the Body of Christ because... Read more

Knights of Columbus launch Twitter prayer campaign for Pope

Feb 19, 2013

The Knights of Columbus have invited the faithful to participate in a Twitter initiative to pledge their prayers for Pope... Read more


Mother who cooked for Pope recalls his paternal care

Feb 18, 2013

A woman who helped cook for the Pope during his visit to Spain in 2011 said the Holy Father looked... Read more


New Pope will be the one God wants, Spanish bishop says

Feb 14, 2013

The secretary general of the Spanish Bishops’ Conference defended Pope Benedict XVI’s decision to resign and said that the Holy... Read more

Cardinal Angelo Sodano addresses the Consitory of Cardinals Feb. 11, 2013 where Pope Benedict announced his retirement.

'Your pontificate will shine like a star,' head cardinal tells Pope

Feb 11, 2013

Cardinal Angelo Sodano, the dean of the College of Cardinals, told Pope Benedict XVI that his pontificate will always shine... Read more