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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...

Pope names new U.S. cardinals to Vatican panels

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI named Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl of Washington to be a member of the Congregation for the...

Prayer, not strategizing, needed in crisis, pope says

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — When a community is faced with crisis, persecution and trouble, it should come together in prayer for strength from...

Pope leads Good Friday observance

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Uncovering the cross and genuflecting before it in his stocking feet, Pope Benedict XVI celebrated the Liturgy of the...

At Holy Thursday Mass, pope criticizes dissent from teachings

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — During a Mass in which priests renew their promises of fidelity to Christ, Pope Benedict XVI firmly criticized dissent...

Pope backs effort to rid world of land mines

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI called for continued efforts to rid the world of land mines so that people could be...

Cuba makes this Good Friday a holiday

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — The Vatican spokesman praised Cuba's decision to accept Pope Benedict XVI's request to make Good Friday a national holiday...

Pope asks Cuban leader for more church freedom

Catholic News Service HAVANA — Pope Benedict XVI spent more than 40 minutes meeting privately with Cuban President Raul Castro and asked the Cuban leader...

Women arrested before papal Mass in Havana

Catholic News Service HAVANA — A few hours before they planned to attend an outdoor Mass celebrated by Pope Benedict XVI, members of a Catholic...

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