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Benedict XVI to Francis: 'Your goodness is a place where I feel protected'
Tue, Jun 28th 2016 02:00 pm
VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) - On Tuesday, Benedict XVI gave his second public speech since his final day as Pope, expressing gratitude for a lengthy priesthood and for Pope Francis' "goodness," which he said moves him deeply.
Benedict XVI responds to Mother Angelica's death
Wed, Mar 30th 2016 10:00 am
VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) - Benedict XVI had a special response to Mother Angelica's death falling on Easter Sunday: "it's a gift."
Full text of Benedict XVI's recent, rare and lengthy interview
Fri, Mar 18th 2016 02:00 pm
VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) - In a recently published interview on issues of justification and faith, Benedict XVI has addressed issues of mercy and our need for forgiveness, salvation through the cross, the necessity of baptism, and the importance of sharing in Christ's redeeming love.
It's time to rediscover God's mercy, Pope says at Jubilee launch
Wed, Dec 9th 2015 09:00 am
VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) - Pope Francis has officially commenced the Jubilee of Mercy, calling those who pass through the newly-opened Holy Door to rediscover God's mercy and experience the mystery of his love.
The modern world's biggest challenge, according to Benedict XVI
Fri, Aug 28th 2015 01:00 pm
VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) - Benedict XVI considers the quest for God to be contemporary society's foremost challenge, according to one of the emeritus Pope's former students, who has organized the annual meeting of Ratzinger's students to discuss that very topic.
Pope Francis blasts abortion, population control in new encyclical
Fri, Jun 19th 2015 04:00 pm
VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) - In his new encyclical on the environment, Pope Francis slams attacks against human life such as abortion, embryonic experimentation and population control - saying that respect for creation and human dignity go hand in hand.
Benedict XVI's summer plans includes public events
Wed, Jun 17th 2015 02:00 pm
VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) - Benedict XVI's summer is set to be the most active since he stepped down from the pontificate in 2013, with plans for participation in at least two public events and a two-week stay at the papal summer residence at Castel Gandolfo.
In rare new letter, Benedict XVI seeks shepherds for the whole world
Tue, May 12th 2015 02:50 pm
VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) - Speaking from retirement, Benedict XVI has underscored the need for the Church to extend its pastoral care to non-believers and to share "the questions of the times" in its continuing efforts to announce the gospel to the world.
Bishop Malone talks pope's resignation in "Consider This"
Tue, Feb 12th 2013 12:00 pm
Catholic Diocese of Buffalo Bishop Richard J. Malone speaks to the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI and our prayers for Lent.
Pope Benedict stuns world, announces resignation
Mon, Feb 11th 2013 03:00 pm
Pope Benedict XVI announced on Feb. 11, 2013, that he will resign, effective Feb. 28, 2013. At Vatican City, he told a gathering of cardinals, "After having repeatedly examined my conscience before God, I have come to the certainty that my strengths due to an advanced age are no longer suited to an adequate exercise of the Petrine ministry. I am well aware that this ministry, due to its essential spiritual nature, must be carried out not only by words and deeds but no less with prayer and suffering."