Pope Benedict XVI

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

In the hidden passage, Benedict declined to write about Pope Francis’s theology

The Pope Emeritus said he did not have time to read a collection of volumes on Pope Francis’s theology

The Pope Emeritus praised his successor as a man of profound theological formation

Pope Benedict’s decision shocked the world. But was it the right thing to do?

A German magazine quoted the Pope Emeritus’s brother as saying Benedict had a degenerative disease

In a new letter, the Pope Emeritus speaks of his declining strength but says he is surrounded by ‘love and goodness’

Five years on, his resignation is still shocking

Benedict’s vision of Christian love in Deus Caritas Est warns us against those who claim we have a ‘duty of hatred’

The retired pope says the cardinal’s work is not over even though he is no longer the Vatican’s doctrinal chief