Category Archives: Pope Benedict

A short film about Pope (Emeritus) Benedict’s life

This is a short film my teenage son put together as a sort of personal tribute to our beloved Pope Emeritus. Advertisements

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The Holy Father speaks to the College of Cardinals: “I will be near to you”.

Vatican City, 28 February 2013 (VIS) – At 11:00am in the Clementine Hall, Benedict XVI greeted the College of Cardinals, whose dean, Cardinal Angelo Sodano, addressed a short farewell to the Pope on behalf of all those present. Dear beloved … Continue reading

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Pope Benedict XVI begins last day of Pontificate

 The Pontificate of Pope Benedict XVI will come to an end with the Sede Vacante (“Vacant See”) beginning at 8pm Rome time (7pm GMT). On the last full day of his pontificate, Pope Benedict will hold a special farewell meeting … Continue reading

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A Tribute

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Call Me the Optimist – A Meditation on Recent Reports of Crisis and Conclave

By: Msgr. Charles Pope I’ve been asked  to record a few thoughts about the events surrounding the resignation of Pope Benedict. Over the weekend especially, many rumors circulated, regarding a seedy backstory to the resignation. I am not surprised to read … Continue reading

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Is this the face of the next Pope?

The BBC’s Rome correspondent thinks he could be in with a shot. Or at least, Pope Benedict XVI seems to favour him. His name is Gianfranco Ravasi (aged 70), only appointed Cardinal in 2010. Based on his record, Ravasi appears … Continue reading

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How to become Pope

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Father Barron comments on the legacy of Pope Benedict XVI

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‘Holy Father, you brought God to man and man to God’ – Cardinal Bertone

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Pope Benedict: Vatican II, as I saw it [full text]

(Vatican Radio) Pope Benedict XVI has met parish priests and clergy of the Diocese of Rome in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican. Led by Cardinal Vicar Agostino Vallini and auxiliary bishops, they greeted Benedict XVI with great affection … Continue reading

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Michael Voris comments on Pope Benedict’s abdication

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The Holy Father: Wednesday General Audience – “Pray for me and the future Pope, the Lord will guide us”- Full Text.”

(Vatican Radio) Even though only 3500 tickets had been distributed for this Wednesday’s general audience, thousands more flocked to the Paul VI hall hoping to gain access for Pope Benedict XVI’s penultimate audience with pilgrims. As soon as the Holy … Continue reading

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From The Catholic Herald: 10 reasons to give thanks for Pope Benedict XVI

The pontificate of Benedict XVI was full of surprises and on Monday he sprang the greatest one of all. His abdication – the first for almost 600 years – caught even the Vatican unawares. As we struggle to absorb the … Continue reading

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POPE’S HOMILY AT SOLEMNITY OF CHRIST THE KING MASS

From Zenit.org: Your Eminences, Dear Brother Bishops and Priests, Dear Brothers and Sisters, Today’s Solemnity of Christ, King of the Universe, the crowning of the liturgical year, is enriched by our reception into the College of Cardinals of six new members … Continue reading

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Wednesday General Audience: Pathways to God; the world, man, faith.

(Vatican Radio) In the fourth installment in his series of lessons on the Creed this Wednesday, Pope Benedict XVI spoke of finding pathways to God in today’s world where faith is often considered irrelevant or useless. Remembering, always, that it … Continue reading

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