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How Benedict XVI's resignation changed the papacy

Catholic News Agency - ‎21 hours ago‎
Vatican City, May 30, 2016 / 06:32 am (CNA).- When Pope emeritus Benedict XVI resigned as pontiff three years ago, he added a new dimension to the papacy, said his personal secretary Archbishop Georg Ganswein.
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Pope Francis to retire like Benedict XVI? - ‎May 29, 2016‎
Pope Francis delivers his blessing during the Angelus noon prayer he celebrated from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, on May 22, 2016.
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Pope Benedict could make rare public appearance June 29

Crux: Covering all things Catholic - ‎May 24, 2016‎
ROME - Former Pope Benedict XVI could appear in public once again on June 29, the 65th anniversary of his priestly ordination.
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Archbishop Gänswein: Benedict XVI Sees Resignation as Expanding Petrine Ministry

National Catholic Register (blog) - ‎May 23, 2016‎
In a speech reflecting on Pope Benedict XVI's pontificate, Archbishop Georg Gänswein has confirmed the existence of a group who fought against Benedict's election in 2005, but stressed that "Vatileaks" or other issues had "little or nothing" to do with ...
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A Vatican conspiracy persists, and a bigger mystery unfolds

Religion News Service - ‎May 27, 2016‎
Pope Francis embraces Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI before opening the Holy Door to mark opening of the Catholic Holy Year, or Jubilee, in St. Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican, on December 8, 2015.

Scottish Young People to receive Benedict XVI Caritas Award

Vatican Radio - ‎May 19, 2016‎
He explained that many of the materials provided by SCES use Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI's encyclical, Deus caritas est, as a central point for learning and reflection.
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Vatican denies keeping 3rd Fatima secret, says Benedict XVI's findings on Marian apparitions were published in full

ChristianToday - ‎May 26, 2016‎
The Vatican specifically referred to the allegations made by a certain Professor Ingo Dollinger who claimed that Pope emeritus Benedict XVI, when he was still Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger of Germany, had confided to him that the revelation on the Third ...

Complete English Text: Archbishop Georg Gänswein's 'Expanded Petrine Office' Speech

Aleteia EN - ‎May 29, 2016‎
VATICAN CITY - Archbishop Georg Gänswein recently raised eyebrows by stating that Pope Benedict XVI's resignation had expanded the nature of the Petrine ministry and revolutionized the papacy.
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Has the Pope Abandoned Europe to Islam?

Gatestone Institute - ‎May 26, 2016‎
In 2006, Pope Benedict XVI said what no Pope had ever dared to say -- that there is a link between violence and Islam. Ten years later, Pope Francis never calls those responsible for anti-Christian violence by name and never mentions the word "Islam.
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Pope Francis Celebrates Corpus Christi with Eucharistic Procession in Rome

Aleteia EN - ‎May 26, 2016‎
The Corpus Christi procession was also treasured by Pope Benedict XVI. In fact, in his homily for Corpus Christi 2012, Pope Benedict explained that a misunderstanding of Vatican II had led some Catholics, even priests, to think that Eucharistic ...

Bishop Kenneth Richards moves to Archbishop of Kingston, Jamaica

Montserrat Reporter - ‎15 hours ago‎
He was born in Linstead, St. Catherine, in the Spanish Town area, in Jamaica, on August 16, 1958. Four and a half as years ago Msgr.

Pope Francis congratulates Latin Patriarch on his 50 years of Priesthood

Independent Catholic News - ‎15 hours ago‎
Several years later, our predecessor Pope Benedict XVI gave his consent to appoint you as Patriarch of Jerusalem. There is much evidence there, of which you are perfectly aware, that attests to the importance of this universal city, and you continue to ...

Pope meets YouTube creators from around the world

Engadget - ‎May 29, 2016‎
Popes are no stranger to YouTube (Benedict XVI got a YouTube channel years ago), but Pope Francis is stepping things up a notch.

What Makes a Pope a Saint?

National Catholic Register (blog) - ‎May 26, 2016‎
Now that all the talk about Popes Francis and Benedict XVI officiating over a momentous ceremony, making two additional popes, John XXIII and John Paul II, into saints is over with, I started wondering about the intersecting circles of all popes and ...

Cardinal Sarah: In facing liturgical East, we experience "the primacy of God and of adoration"

Catholic World Report (blog) - ‎16 hours ago‎
If the man is the center, the church becomes a merely human society, a simple NGO, as Pope Francis said." What is the remedy?

Pope Calls for a 'New Global Political Authority'

Worthy News - ‎20 hours ago‎
His appeal echoed that of his predecessor, pope Benedict XVI, who in a 2009 encyclical proposed a kind of super-UN to deal with the world's economic problems and injustices.

NYC adds 29 new gender terms to $250K fine list

OneNewsNow - ‎16 hours ago‎
Such pro-LGBT verbiage and regulations have been condemned by Pope Benedict XVI as an assault on the Judeo-Christian understanding of humanity.

Pope Francis meets George Clooney

Premier - ‎May 29, 2016‎
During the event Francis ruled out following in the footsteps of his predecessor Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI and resigning the papacy.

How a music professor became a papal knight

The Tidings - ‎May 30, 2016‎
He has composed music for four papal visits to the United States: St. John Paul II's visits to Los Angeles (1987) and Saint Louis (1999), as well as the Washington, D.C.