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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...

Pope accepts early resignation of Vatican's first independent auditor

  Catholic News Service   VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Just two years after being hired to help with the Vatican's efforts in finance reform, Libero Milone --...

Pope names new bishops in Alaska and Virginia

WASHINGTON — Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Archbishop Roger L. Schwietz of Anchorage, Alaska, and appointed Bishop Paul D. Etienne of Cheyenne,...

Pope accepts resignation of Brazilian archbishop

Catholic News Service SAO PAULO — Catholics in the northeastern Brazilian state of Paraiba woke July 6 to find that Archbishop Aldo di Cillo Pagotto...

Pope accepts resignation of Bishop Finn of Kansas City-St. Joseph

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Robert W. Finn of Kansas City-St. Joseph, Missouri, who was convicted...

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...

Pope accepts resignation of Israeli Melkite prelate

Catholic News Service JERUSALEM — Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Melkite Archbishop Elias Chacour of Haifa. Canon 210 of the Eastern Code of Canon Law...

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