Last article of section "Benedict XVI"
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"
The Vatican reported Tuesday afternoon that Pope Francis called his predecessor to congratulate him for the feast of St. Joseph, his name day. As he was baptized Joseph Ratzinger, Benedict …read more
Pope Benedict XVI left an important legacy to the Church, having convoked five Assemblies of the Synod of Bishops, some "general" and others "special." A synod results in a papal document …read more
Benedict XVI left office after having given the best of himself, which included three encyclicals from the "theologian Pope." Here's a look at Deus Caritas Est, Spe Salvi and Caritas in …read more
Just a week after Benedict XVI's resignation, a new Knights of Columbus-Marist poll finds that American Catholics give high marks to the Pope Emeritus. More than three quarters of Catholics …read more
Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster received one of the final messages from Benedict XVI as Pope: a letter written on the Holy Father's behalf by an official from the Secretariat of …read more