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Pope Benedict could make rare public appearance June 29

Crux: Covering all things Catholic - ‎May 24, 2016‎
ROME - Former Pope Benedict XVI could appear in public once again on June 29, the 65th anniversary of his priestly ordination.
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Archbishop Gänswein: Benedict XVI Sees Resignation as Expanding Petrine Ministry

National Catholic Register (blog) - ‎May 23, 2016‎
In a speech reflecting on Pope Benedict XVI's pontificate, Archbishop Georg Gänswein has confirmed the existence of a group who fought against Benedict's election in 2005, but stressed that "Vatileaks" or other issues had "little or nothing" to do with ...
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Vatican denies keeping 3rd Fatima secret, says Benedict XVI's findings on Marian apparitions were published in full

ChristianToday - ‎12 hours ago‎
The Vatican specifically referred to the allegations made by a certain Professor Ingo Dollinger who claimed that Pope emeritus Benedict XVI, when he was still Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger of Germany, had confided to him that the revelation on the Third ...

Scottish Young People to receive Benedict XVI Caritas Award

Vatican Radio - ‎May 19, 2016‎
He explained that many of the materials provided by SCES use Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI's encyclical, Deus caritas est, as a central point for learning and reflection.

False news about Benedict XVI sparks on social networks

Rome Reports - ‎May 16, 2016‎
Today, he announced the false death of Benedict XVI for the second time. In March 2013, he published the news on behalf of Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran.
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Has the Pope Abandoned Europe to Islam?

Gatestone Institute - ‎May 26, 2016‎
In 2006, Pope Benedict XVI said what no Pope had ever dared to say -- that there is a link between violence and Islam. Ten years later, Pope Francis never calls those responsible for anti-Christian violence by name and never mentions the word "Islam.
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Pope Francis Celebrates Corpus Christi with Eucharistic Procession in Rome

Aleteia EN - ‎10 hours ago‎
The Corpus Christi procession was also treasured by Pope Benedict XVI. In fact, in his homily for Corpus Christi 2012, Pope Benedict explained that a misunderstanding of Vatican II had led some Catholics, even priests, to think that Eucharistic ...

What Makes a Pope a Saint?

National Catholic Register (blog) - ‎10 hours ago‎
Now that all the talk about Popes Francis and Benedict XVI officiating over a momentous ceremony, making two additional popes, John XXIII and John Paul II, into saints is over with, I started wondering about the intersecting circles of all popes and ...
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Radical Catholic blogs may be a cesspool, but saying so won't help

Crux: Covering all things Catholic - ‎3 hours ago‎
Novus Ordo Watch chronicles the diabolical machinations of the post-Vatican II church, the invalid resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, church conspiracies and lies about Fatima and the widespread apostasy in the highest levels of the Vatican. Robert ...
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Pope Francis, Muslim Head Of Egypt's Al-Azhar University In Vatican Peace Visit: 'The Meeting Is The Message,' Holy ...

Parent Herald - ‎May 24, 2016‎
Al-Azhar discontinued talks between Muslim and Catholics when Pope Francis' predecessor, Benedict XVI, gave an unfortunate speech in 2011 on the persecution Christians faced in the Middle East.

Pope to visit icon of world without mercy in Auschwitz

Crux: Covering all things Catholic - ‎May 16, 2016‎
The suffering was such, that when he visited in 2006 Pope Benedict XVI dared to question God amid what he described as a “stupefied” silence: “Where was God in those days?

East Brunswick: St. Bart's Proud to Welcome New Bishop of Metuchen Diocese - ‎17 hours ago‎
... went on to Pope Paul VI High School in Haddon Township. Bishop Checchio was appointed a Chaplain to His Holiness by Pope John Paul II in 2000, granting him the title of monsignor; and, was appointed a Prelate of Honor by Pope Benedict XVI in 2011, ...
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SSPX Inching Closer to Full Communion?

Town Hall - ‎19 hours ago‎
The CDF prefect further asserted that Pope Francis' relationship to the SSPX does not differ from that of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. "He sees this and similar groups as Catholic, but still on the way towards full Catholic unity." Earlier this month ...

President Tony Tan to meet Pope Francis at Vatican for first time

AsiaOne - ‎2 hours ago‎
This year marks 35 years of diplomatic relations between Singapore and the Holy See. In 1986, Pope St John Paul II visited Singapore; the first for a Pope.
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Pope Francis embraces Egypt senior Muslim imam, ends 5-year freeze in relations

The Christian Times - ‎19 hours ago‎
... 30-minute dialogue with the pontiff and just over an hour in the Vatican, was the first after five years since the 1,000-year-old mosque and university center froze relations with the Vatican following the September 2006 speech given by Benedict ...

Vatican official celebrates prayer day for China church

ucanews - ‎May 25, 2016‎
He encouraged Chinese Catholics "to be brave and walk the path of truth and charity" as Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI wrote in his 2008 prayer for the special day. Pope Benedict XVI designated the day in his 2007 letter to Chinese Catholics, in which he ...
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Cardinal Nichols calls for increased dialogue between state and faith communities

Independent Catholic News - ‎55 minutes ago‎
Looking back to Pope Benedict's address at Westminster Hall in 2010, he affirmed that 'religion is not a problem for legislators to solve, but a vital contributor to national conversation,' and for all of us "to defend those arenas of life in which ...

Dignity Health Foundation Honors Sister Carol Keehan, DC, with First Humankindness Award

Business Wire (press release) - ‎22 hours ago‎
She was a 2013 Opus Prize finalist for her work to expand access to affordable health care, and was a recipient of the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice (Cross for the Church and Pontiff), bestowed by Pope Benedict XVI. “I am honored to have received this ...

Today in History

Chicago Daily Herald - ‎9 hours ago‎
Ten years ago: Pope Benedict XVI visited the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland as "a son of the German people" and asked God why he had remained silent during the "unprecedented mass crimes" of the Nazi Holocaust.

Collusion with Genocide Is Evil Incarnate

American Thinker - ‎2 hours ago‎
The pope is promoting moral equivalence between the churches and jihad. By comparison, Benedict XVI followed a principled and coherent moral philosophy.