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A homily of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, given last Sunday at Mass for his former students, has been described as having an "extraordinary freshness and spiritual joy". Every year Benedict XVI's alumni, known as the "Schülerkreis”, meet in Rome. This year was the 10th annual summer meeting in the Eternal City, whi...read more
Articles from section "Benedict XVI"
One year after the resignation that led to his election to the papacy, Pope Francis called on the faithful to pray for Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI today. “Today I ask you to join me in prayer …read more
On February 11, 2013, Pope Benedict XVI stunned the world with the announcement that he would be stepping down from the Petrine ministry. Since his resignation took effect less than two weeks …read more
A few days ago, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, who served as secretary of state under Benedict XVI and at the beginning of Francis’ pontificate, told Italian television Tgcom24 that it was a gift …read more
Georg Ratzinger says his brother does not regret at all the decision to resign from the papacy, a decision that was publicly announced one year ago today. A reporter from Spain’s "La Razon" …read more
Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation was “an act of great courage, even a revolutionary act, which opened up possibilities that no one at that moment could see.” This was the sentiment expressed …read more