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Pope Benedict XVI

Three years ago brought history's greatest act of papal humility

Crux: Covering all things Catholic - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
My wife and I had already moved back to the United States from Rome, but on that date I had returned to give a talk on religious freedom at the Italian Foreign Ministry, which is why I happened to be in town when the announcement of Pope Benedict XVI's ...

The silent reform of Benedict XVI's papacy

Catholic News Agency - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
But in his book “Benedict XVI: Un Papa Totale,” translating roughly as “Benedict XVI: a Complete Pope,” Mancini, 33, said Benedict's most memorable act was not his resignation, but everything he did to carry the Church through the many difficult and ...
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Today In History, Feb. 11: Pope Benedict XVI - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
In 2013, Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation during a routine morning meeting of Vatican cardinals. (The 85-year-old pontiff was succeeded by Pope Francis.
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Why Pope Francis' pilgrimage to Mexico might be something new

Los Angeles Times - ‎4 hours ago‎
Wending his way through the country, from the southern frontier with Guatemala to the northern border with the United States, Francis can be expected to make a far different imprint than his European predecessors, Popes Benedict XVI and John Paul II ...

Pope Benedict XVI

Jamaica Observer - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
2013: Pope Benedict XVI does what no pope has done in more than half a millennium, announcing his resignation and sending the already troubled Roman Catholic church scrambling to replace the leader of its one billion followers.
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The humble Pope

Catholic Culture - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
Three years ago today, Pope Benedict XVI stunned the world by announcing his plan to resign. In a really beautiful piece recalling the former Pontiff, John Allen of Crux says that this was “history's greatest act of papal humility.
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Pope Francis Touches Down in Mexico Today, But John Paul II Still Gets All the Love

VICE News - ‎3 hours ago‎
The dour and intellectual Pope Benedict XVI, who took over the job when John Paul II died in 2005 and then resigned in 2013, manifestly failed to enthuse Mexicans when he visited the country four years ago.
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Stars align for magical night

The Mercury - ‎10 hours ago‎
Farrugia has sung at Opera in the Vineyard events in Victoria and NSW and for the former Pope Benedict XVI at the Randwick Racecourse in Sydney in front of hundreds of thousands of people.

Terry Mattingly: Journalist speaks about cultural and musical contacts building bridge

Knoxville News Sentinel - ‎31 minutes ago‎
Pope Benedict XVI's attendance of a 2010 concert in Rome featuring sacred works composed by Hilarion, who sat with the pope.

Should Pope Francis celebrate the Reformation?

Crux: Covering all things Catholic - ‎11 hours ago‎
We saw this remarkable welcome in the papacies of Pope St. John Paul II and Benedict XVI. Time and again, they reached out in their own way to Eastern Orthodox, Anglicans, Lutherans, Pentecostals, Baptists, and others.

Vatican is transforming priestly formation

Pittsburgh Catholic - ‎8 hours ago‎
It's part of an emphasis Pope Benedict XVI and now Pope Francis have had on not just educating priests, but forming apostles, the archbishop said.
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Pope Francis sends airborne blessing to Mother Angelica

Catholic News Agency - ‎5 hours ago‎
One of them was for EWTN's Spanish channel, EWTN Español, leading into the 2012-2013 Year of Faith, called for by Benedict XVI before he resigned from the papacy and closed by Francis after his election. In the interview, the then-Cardinal Bergoglio ...
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Henry Kissinger came to Moscow to discuss new financial system with Putin

Pravda - ‎7 hours ago‎
On February 3, 2016, Russian President Vladimir Putin had a meeting with Henry Kissinger, a US diplomat, former national security advisor and US Secretary of State.

Is liturgy all just a matter of preferences?

Catholic Culture - ‎2 hours ago‎
As a Lenten project of spiritual renewal, my favorite author is leading her blog readers through a study of Guardini's book—which will be followed by a reading of another book, with the same name, by a theologian who very consciously followed in ...

Bishop Morin will retire, but the Vatican must weigh in

The Sun Herald - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
PHOTO COURTESY BILOXI CATHOLIC DIOCESE Pope Benedict XVI greets Bishop Roger P. Morin of Biloxi during a January 2012 meeting with U.S.

Full text of joint declaration of Pope Francis and Ecumenical...

Local 10 - ‎6 hours ago‎
Throughout the subsequent times of Popes John Paul II and Benedict the XVI, and Patriarch Dimitrios, the progress of our theological encounters has been substantial.
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'That all may be one'

Catholic Herald (blog) - ‎4 hours ago‎
For Pope Francis, ecumenical dialogue continues the pattern of his predecessors, especially St. John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI. St. John Paul greatly advanced Christian unity, establishing the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and ...
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Richard Dawkins' stroke prompts Twitter debate on praying for him

ChristianToday - ‎9 hours ago‎
Richard Dawkins, the eminent biology professor and outspoken atheist, has had a stroke and returned home, cancelling a tour of Australia and New Zealand.
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Pope, Russian patriarch to hold first-ever meeting in Cuba Feb. 12

Crux: Covering all things Catholic - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
Both St. John Paul II and emeritus Pope Benedict XVI tried holding this meeting in Moscow, but it never came to be. One obstacle was the belief by Russian religious leaders that the Catholic Church was trying to convert Orthodox faithful in what ...
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Valentine's Day tip: Couples who pray together are happy together

ChristianToday - ‎11 hours ago‎
Pope Benedict XVI announces his resignation from the papacy, the first pontiff to resign in more than half a millennium. The first wave of the Egyptian revolution culminates in the resignation of Hosni Mubarak and the transfer of power to the Supreme ...