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‘Redeemer of man,’ the vision and agenda of St. John Paul...

"Redemptor Hominis" ("The Redeemer of Man," 1979), the first of 14 encyclical letters issued by St. John Paul II (1978–2005), lays out the vision...

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

ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT FROM ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Pope Francis told reporters he is more afraid of the consequences of not...

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...

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