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Lesson for Vatican communications: Never alter an image

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON -- What was meant to be an intellectual tribute to Pope Francis has instead become the backdrop to the latest tempest...

Retired pope says criticism of Pope Francis is 'foolish prejudice'

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY -- On the eve of the fifth anniversary of Pope Francis' election, retired Pope Benedict XVI defended the continuity of...

Pilgrim pope: Benedict says he’s journeying toward God

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY -- "I am on a pilgrimage toward Home," retired Pope Benedict XVI wrote, capitalizing the Italian word "casa" or "home." Almost...

Pope Benedict celebrates his 90th birthday Bavarian-style

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — A bit of Bavaria, including German beer and pretzels, came to the Vatican to help celebrate retired Pope Benedict...

Pope calls new cardinals to be agents of unity in divisive...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — The Catholic Church's 17 new cardinals must dedicate their lives to being ministers of forgiveness and reconciliation in a...

Vatican and Sunni university look to restart joint talks

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — The Vatican and Sunni Islam’s leading institution of higher learning have begun looking for ways to restart formal dialogue. Acting...

Pope calls Benedict an example of how knowledge can increase love...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Retired Pope Benedict XVI is a perfect example of how intellectual knowledge and scientific curiosity do not lead a...

Pope Francis, with retired pope, canonizes Sts. John and John Paul

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Canonizing two recent popes in the presence of his immediate predecessor, Pope Francis praised the new Sts. John XXIII...

Rome official hopeful that Benedict will attend canonizations

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Retired Pope Benedict XVI is expected to attend the canonization of Blesseds John XXIII and John Paul II...

Retired Pope Benedict visits Pope Francis for lunch

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Three days after Pope Francis paid his predecessor a visit on Christmas Eve, retired Pope Benedict joined the pope...

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