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Pope Benedict XVI on April 21, 2007, in Vigevano, Italy.

4 kernels of wisdom from Pope Benedict XVI’s last message to the world

Dec 31, 2023

By Isabel Barry

On the first anniversary of the former pope's death, we look at his final work, “What Is Christianity? The Last... Read more

Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger at the Easter Vigil in St. Peter's Basilica on March 26, 2005, in Vatican City.

God, creation, and humanity: The ‘lost lectures’ of Benedict XVI collected in new book

Feb 19, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

Six lectures of Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger were almost lost forever. But now, they have been collected in a new Ignatius... Read more


A Ratzinger reader: 5 books to help you encounter Pope Benedict XVI

Jan 5, 2023

By Matthew Bunson

Here are five suggestions for a Benedict reading list. They span decades and topics, but each has been chosen as... Read more

Father Joseph Fessio with then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger during his 1999 visit to Ignatius Press

Father Fessio on ‘Professor Ratzinger,’ the future Benedict XVI

Jan 4, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

Father Joseph Fessio, SJ, studied theology under Joseph Ratzinger and went on to found Ignatius Press, the main publisher of... Read more

Benedict XVI holds his final general audience, Feb. 27, 2013.

Benedict XVI: thinker, preacher, saint? Scholars and former students discuss legacy

Jan 1, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

Some scholars and former students of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI raised the prospect of the late pontiff’s canonization and recognition... Read more

Cardinal Timothy Dolan attends Columbus Day parade in New York City.

Criticism of Cardinal Dolan letter 'silly,' Weigel publisher says

Jul 14, 2020

By JD Flynn

The publisher of a new book by papal biographer George Weigel said Tuesday that it sent Weigel’s latest text to... Read more