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Pope Benedict XVI Inks Deal With Bloomsbury

GalleyCat - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
Pope Benedict 200 (GalleyCat) Pope Benedict XVI, the predecessor of Pope Francis, has signed a deal with Bloomsbury. He plans to collaborate with Peter Seewald, a German journalist, write an autobiography entitled Last Testament.

No, Benedict XVI hasn't been brainwashed

Catholic Herald Online - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
Following the Pope Emeritus's statement, the lobbyists started to announce that when he used the word “publication” he didn't really mean “publication” and that “complete” meant, er, not complete.
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Benedict XVI's secretary: Popes can't change doctrine with 'half sentences or somewhat ambiguous footnotes'

Lifesite - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
VATICAN CITY, July 19, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) - Archbishop Georg Gänswein, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI's long-time personal secretary, has given a sweeping interview in which he accuses his fellow German bishops of downplaying Catholic dogma, and ...

The Greatness of Benedict XVI: An interview with Cardinal Kurt Koch, Part 2

Catholic World Report (blog) - ‎Jul 23, 2016‎
Cardinal Koch: The lecture of Pope Benedict XVI in Regensburg was in fact prophetic, because it called attention to a sore spot in Islam.

What We're Still Learning from Benedict's Resignation

Commonweal (blog) - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
Transfers of power can be messy, maybe even more so when they play out over time. Pope Benedict XVI resigned more than three years ago and Francis is undeniably the only pope.

Munich Church, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and Pope Francis Pray for Victims of Deadly Shooting

National Catholic Register - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
Benedict XVI 'prays for the innocent victims and expresses condolences and closeness to the families.' Francis said: 'I am near to the families of the victims and the wounded.
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Europe|Pope Francis, Visiting Auschwitz, Asks God for the 'Grace to Cry'

New York Times - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
Francis was the third pope to visit Auschwitz. Pope John Paul II visited on June 7, 1979, declaring “No more war!” and “Only peace!

German cardinal sees negative results from resignation of Benedict XVI

Catholic Culture - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
Cardinal Walter Brandmüller, the retired president of the Pontifical Committee for Historical Sciences, has written that the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI was imprudent-- although certainly licit-- and suggested that Church law should be amended to ...

Mike Piazza inducted into MLB Hall of Fame—and quotes Pope Benedict

Catholic World Report (blog) - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
Twelve-time MLB All-Star Mike Piazza was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame yesterday, and in his speech at the induction ceremony, he thanked his mother for raising him Catholic and quoted Pope Benedict XVI's 2007 encyclical, Spe Salvi (22:35 in ...

3 popes at Auschwitz, 3 styles: What they said or didn't say

The Mercury News - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
POPE BENEDICT XVI on May 28, 2006. A few years younger than John Paul, Joseph Ratzinger was born in 1927 and raised in southern Germany.
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WYD volunteers quiz pope, get advice during private lunch

Crux: Covering all things Catholic - ‎3 hours ago‎
... curdled cheese known as twarog. The Krakow Archdiocese's deputy spokesman, Father Piotr Studnicki, told KAI the lunch was prepared by Sacred Heart sisters, who also had cooked for St. John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI during their visits to the city.
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At Auschwitz, Francis makes 'We Remember' a permanent papal vow

Crux: Covering all things Catholic - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
As pope, John Paul visited Auschwitz in 1979, on his very first visit back to his native country, and said: “It is well known that I have been here many times.

Three popes at Auschwitz, three styles: What they said or didn't say

Aiken Standard - ‎11 hours ago‎
OSWIECIM, Poland - Pope Francis and his predecessors St. John Paul II and Benedict XVI each came to the memorial at the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camps in southern Poland.
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Auschwitz: Francis in continuity with St John Paul II and Benedict XVI

Vatican Radio - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis is scheduled to visit the Nazi extermination and concentration camps of Auschwitz Birkenau on Friday July 29th.

Pope visits Auschwitz, prays at saint's cell

Times Colonist - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
His visit in 1979 made history and was part of the Vatican's historical efforts at reconciliation with Jews. Pope Benedict XVI, who visited in 2006, was a German who served in the Hitler Youth for a time as a teenager. As a pope hailing from afar ...

Vatican Gardens' gruesome past grows into green haven

National Catholic Reporter (blog) - ‎Jul 30, 2016‎
Modern-day popes still use the gardens for exercise, restful relaxation and meditation. Retired Pope Benedict XVI takes his daily walk there, praying the rosary along the wooded paths.
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Pope makes historic visit to Auschwitz

Blasting News - ‎17 hours ago‎
... He spent a considerable amount of time in the cell of a Catholic Friar who took the place of a condemned man. Pope Francis is one of three Popes to ever visit Auschwitz, preceded by Pope John Paul II on June 7th, 1979 and Pope Benedict XVI on May ...
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At Baseball Hall of Fame, Mets star gives thanks for Catholic faith

The Tidings - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
Mike Piazza, the newest inductee of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, has given a shout-out to Pope Benedict XVI and his mother Veronica.
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How the Vatican Can Shed Light on the Holocaust

New York Times - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
John Paul II was the first Polish pope in the church's 2,000-year history. Auschwitz is less than an hour from where he was born, and his 1979 visit was poignant.

Pope Francis's Folly on Religions At War

AINA (press release) - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
Pope Francis's predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, delivered an important speech to scientists at the University of Regensburg five years after the 9/11 jihadist attack on our homeland .