Daily Archives: April 16, 2012


Vatican City, 16 April 2012 (VIS) – Benedict XVI today celebrates his eighty-fifth birthday. He was born in the German village of Marktl am Inn on 16 April 1927. Later this week, on Thursday 19 April, he will also celebrate … Continue reading

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Christians in Pakistan ask for international protection

Paul Bhatti, brother of Pakistan’s Minority Affairs Minister Shahbaz Bhatti who was assassinated a year ago, has called on the international community to help Christians and other groups in Pakistan, saying minorities there “need the protection of the international community.” … Continue reading

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Seven Years as Pope

A transitional papacy? Many of those who voted for Benedict XVI in April 2005 believed his would be a transitional papacy. They were wrong. Here is a review of Joseph Ratzinger’s seven years on the Chair of Peter MARCO TOSATTI … Continue reading

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Ad Multos Annos, Sancte Pater : Happy Birthday Holy Father! – Stations from his life

1) Joseph Ratzinger as schoolboy, 1932 in Aschau am Inn

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Lefebvrians. Reaching an agreement – Fellay replies. The Society of St. Pius X might be awarded the status of “Personal prelature” by the pope himself

by Andrea Tornielli From Vatican Insider The Holy See and the Society of St Pius X, founded by Mgr. Marcel Lefebvre, might come to an agreement in matter of days, or even hours. The Superior General of the Society, Bishop … Continue reading

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