Wednesday, January 4, 2023087The Jan. 5 funeral Mass for Pope Benedict XVI will be a papal funeral with a few changes to fit with the fact that he was not the reigning pope and has not left behind a "sede vacante."
Monday, January 2, 2023038A quiet hush covered the vast expanse of St. Peter's Square even though it was filled with thousands of people slowly winding their way around the colonnade into St. Peter's Basilica to pay their last respects to the late Pope Benedict XVI.
Saturday, December 31, 20220150On the passing of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, Bishop Edward J. Burns says, he will "forever be grateful for his paternal love and kindness and will always consider him one of the great thinkers and shepherds in the history of the Catholic Church."
Saturday, December 31, 2022038Catholic leaders around the world who had been praying for retired Pope Benedict XVI reacted with sorrow to news of his death Dec. 31 but expressed gratitude for his years of service to the Catholic Church as a theologian and pope.
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Eight years as pope capped long ministry as teacher of faith
By Cindy Wooden
Catholic News Service
VATICAN CITY -- Retired Pope Benedict XVI, who had an impressive record as a teacher and defender of the basics of Catholic faith, is likely to go down in history books as the first pope in almost 600 years to resign.
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Thursday, December 29, 2022053Two days after Pope Francis told people retired Pope Benedict was "very sick" and in need of prayers, the Vatican said he again had had a restful night and was able to participate in the celebration of Mass in his room.
Friday, October 28, 2022050The Second Vatican Council was "not only meaningful, but necessary," retired Pope Benedict XVI said in a letter to a conference about his theological work at the Franciscan University of Steubenville.