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Vatican denies report Pope Benedict has degenerative disease

Vatican denies report Pope Benedict has degenerative disease

| Junno Arocho Esteves | February 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Vatican denied that retired Pope Benedict XVI has a degenerative neurological disease or paralyzing condition after his brother, 94-year-old Msgr. Georg Ratzinger, told a magazine that Pope Benedict had a debilitating disease.

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Pilgrim pope: Benedict says he’s journeying toward God

Pilgrim pope: Benedict says he’s journeying toward God

| Cindy Wooden | February 9, 2018 | 1 Comment

“I am on a pilgrimage toward Home,” retired Pope Benedict XVI wrote, capitalizing the Italian word “casa” or “home.”

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Report: Movie on historic papal election to debut on Netflix

Report: Movie on historic papal election to debut on Netflix

| Junno Arocho Esteves | September 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

The resignation of Pope Benedict XVI and subsequent election of Pope Francis will be the subject of a new film set to debut on Netflix.

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Priests and marriage: Pope’s response not so new after all

Priests and marriage: Pope’s response not so new after all

| Junno Arocho Esteves | March 13, 2017 | 1 Comment

While Pope Francis’ recent comments on the subject of married priests made headlines around the world, his response falls clearly in line with the thinking of his predecessors.

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‘Today’ show’s Roker credits Catholic schools for success in life, career

‘Today’ show’s Roker credits Catholic schools for success in life, career

| Katie Borkowski | October 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Al Roker, weather and feature anchor on NBC’s “Today” show, told a Sioux City Catholic audience that he owes his success in life and his career to the Catholic education he received growing up.

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Retired pope says aging brings intense prayer, awareness of judgment

Retired pope says aging brings intense prayer, awareness of judgment

| Cindy Wooden | September 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

As he prays in his house in the Vatican Gardens and, especially, as he ages, retired Pope Benedict XVI said he finds many Scripture passages “more challenging in their greatness and gravity.”

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Retired Pope Benedict says it was his ‘duty’ to resign from papacy

Retired Pope Benedict says it was his ‘duty’ to resign from papacy

| Junno Arocho Esteves | August 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

Retired Pope Benedict XVI said in an interview that he felt a “duty” to resign from the papacy because of his declining health and the rigorous demands of papal travel.

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What George Washington and Pope Benedict have in common

What George Washington and Pope Benedict have in common

| Christina Capecchi | July 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

I’ve been listening to Lillian Cunningham’s “Presidential” podcast, trying to glean insights into our nation’s earliest leaders. In a month that is sure to contain fireworks — from the Fourth of July to the Republican and Democratic conventions — it feels quieting and introspective to cast my mind back to our first presidents.

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Pope Benedict denies latest rumors about Fatima ‘secret’

Pope Benedict denies latest rumors about Fatima ‘secret’

| Cindy Wooden | May 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

Sixteen years after the Vatican released the text of the so-called Third Secret of Fatima, rumors cyclically arise claiming that the Vatican still is keeping part of Mary’s message to three children in Fatima, Portugal, secret.

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Pope Benedict has no regret, doubt about decision to retire, aide says

Pope Benedict has no regret, doubt about decision to retire, aide says

| Carol Glatz | February 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Retired Pope Benedict XVI has never doubted or regretted his decision to resign, knowing it was the right thing to do for the good of the church, said Archbishop Georg Ganswein, prefect of the papal household and personal secretary to the retired pope.

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Pope Benedict leaves valuable witness for seniors

Pope Benedict leaves valuable witness for seniors

| Sister Contance Veit | February 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

As Ash Wednesday approached, I was thinking that this was going to be a Lent like most others. And then came the news on Feb. 11.

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Pope Benedict bids farewell

Pope Benedict bids farewell

| February 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

After leading the Catholic Church for eight years, the pope is stepping down. Read more about his life, his service to the Church and what happens next

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