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February 11, 2013, did not only shift the plates of the earth for the church, but marked a seismic shift in my life. Early that morning in Rome, the pope resigned and caught the world and the church off guard. When my colleague and friend,Jesuit FatherFederico Lombardi, director of the Holy See Press Office, phon...read more
Articles from section "Benedict XVI"
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI arrived back to the Vatican this afternoon, where he was welcomed at the door of the Mater Ecclesiae Monastery by his Successor. Francis left the "formalities of a …read more
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI is expected to return to the Vatican this afternoon and will be received by Pope Francis. The Pope Emeritus has been living at the Papal residence in Castel …read more
During a press conference at the Foreign Press Association headquarters in Rome, Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, director of the Holy See Press Office, stated that the Pope’s upcoming trip …read more
In honor of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI's 86th birthday today, here is the text of the address he delivered on his birthday in 2008. He was beginning his trip to the United States and gave the …read more
Pope Francis took a moment today at the beginning of his daily mass in the chapel of Domus Sanctae Marthae to pray for Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, who celebrates his 86th birthday today. “ …read more