Tag: Pope Benedict

Pope says he’s strengthened, encouraged by talks with Benedict XVI

Pope says he’s strengthened, encouraged by talks with Benedict XVI

| Junno Arocho Esteves | June 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis said that he continues to visit retired Pope Benedict XVI, 92, who is like a grandfather who continues to encourage him and give him strength.

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Former secretary says officials knew McCarrick’s ministry was restricted

Former secretary says officials knew McCarrick’s ministry was restricted

| Cindy Wooden | May 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Benedict XVI had imposed restrictions on the public ministry of former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick in 2008, but they were not formal sanctions and were not followed strictly, even during the papacy of Pope Benedict himself, McCarrick’s former secretary said.

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Retired pope publishes reflection on abuse crisis

Retired pope publishes reflection on abuse crisis

| Carol Glatz | April 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Retired Pope Benedict XVI, acknowledging his role in helping the Catholic Church come to terms with the clerical sexual abuse crisis beginning in the 1980s, wrote an article outlining his thoughts about what must be done now.

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Adventure by Catholic terms: ‘You were made for greatness’

Adventure by Catholic terms: ‘You were made for greatness’

| Christina Capecchi | February 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

All afternoon I had been hunkered over my MacBook, perched above a frozen lake and watching the sun cast pink into the clouds. I was thinking about what lie dormant and all the possibility below, waiting to thaw.

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Pope, on flight, talks about dialogue, war, abuse of women religious

Pope, on flight, talks about dialogue, war, abuse of women religious

| Cindy Wooden | February 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis told reporters he is more afraid of the consequences of not engaging in interreligious dialogue than he is of being manipulated by some Muslim leaders.

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In letters to German cardinal, retired pope defends way he stepped down

In letters to German cardinal, retired pope defends way he stepped down

| Carol Glatz | September 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Retired Pope Benedict XVI expressed his displeasure with the way a German cardinal publicly criticized his stepping down as pontiff, and he defended taking the title “pope emeritus.”

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Retired pope celebrates 91st birthday

Retired pope celebrates 91st birthday

| April 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Retired Pope Benedict XVI had a “peaceful and familial” 91st birthday April 16, celebrating with his 94-year-old brother, Msgr. Georg Ratzinger, who was visiting from Germany, the Vatican said.

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Pope accepts resignation of communications prefect

Pope accepts resignation of communications prefect

| Cindy Wooden | March 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

After a very public controversy involving the use of a letter by retired Pope Benedict XVI, Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Msgr. Dario Vigano as prefect of the Vatican Secretariat for Communication.

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Retired pope says criticism against Pope Francis is ‘foolish prejudice’

Retired pope says criticism against Pope Francis is ‘foolish prejudice’

| Junno Arocho Esteves | March 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

On the eve of the fifth anniversary of Pope Francis’ election, retired Pope Benedict XVI defended the continuity of the church’s teaching under his successor and dismissed those who criticize the pope’s theological foundations.

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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 | 5 Comments

“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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