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

VATICAN CITY — Retired Pope Benedict XVI expressed his displeasure with the way a German cardinal publicly criticized his stepping down as pontiff, and...

Popes’ communication styles may differ, but message is same, says priest

NEW YORK — Despite the stark differences in their communication styles, the papacies of retired Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis reflect a continuity...

Retired Pope Benedict celebrates 91st birthday

VATICAN CITY  -- Retired Pope Benedict XVI had a "peaceful and familial" 91st birthday April 16, celebrating with his 94-year-old brother, Msgr. Georg Ratzinger, who...

Pope Benedict sees the yearning for mercy as a ‘sign of...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Although he lives a relatively hidden life in a villa in the Vatican Gardens, retired Pope Benedict XVI continues...

Pope Francis greets Pope Benedict

Pope Francis greets retired Pope Benedict XVI prior to the opening of the Holy Door of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican Dec. 8....

See you in September, Holy Father: Benedict heads for hilltop villa,...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis visited retired Pope Benedict XVI at his Vatican residence June 30 to wish him a happy summer. After...

Retired Pope Benedict XVI celebrates his 88th birthday

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — An inability to dialogue and to accept that God may be doing new things are signs of disobedience to...

Benedict calls it absurd to question validity of his resignation

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — In a letter to an Italian journalist, retired Pope Benedict XVI said questions about the validity of his resignation...

One year ago, Pope Benedict XVI resigned

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — In retirement, Pope Benedict XVI follows a daily schedule similar to that of any retired bishop or religious: He...

Pope tells U.S. colleges to strengthen Catholic identity

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI called on America’s Catholic colleges and universities to reaffirm their Catholic identity by ensuring orthodoxy in...

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