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Pope Benedict XVI

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May 15, 2020
100 years ago, on May 18th, Pope John Paul II was born in the small Polish town of Wadowice. After having been divided for over 100 years by three neighboring major powers of Prussia, Russia, and Austria, Poland regained Her independence at the end of the First World War. It was a historic event that
November 10, 2016
In these extracts from his new book-length interview, the Pope Emeritus reflects on his ‘guillotine’ election, his achievements as Pope and his tendency to ‘think too much’ Why did you not name yourself John Paul III? I felt that would be inappropriate, because a standard had been set there which I couldn’t match. I could not
February 14, 2013
Here we publish the homily of Benedict XVI's last public Mass as pope
February 13, 2013
Here we publish the full text of the Pope's general audience address on Ash Wednesday
December 21, 2012
Benedict XVI gave annual pre-Christmas speech to the Curia today
December 03, 2012
Pope speaks to staff and students of college on 650th anniversary
October 11, 2012
Homily given at Mass marking 50th anniversary of Vatican II
December 22, 2011
Pope recalls 'unforgettable moment' of Eucharistic Adoration in Hyde Park
September 25, 2011
Benedict XVI urges German Catholics to show 'resolute confidence'
September 25, 2011
Benedict XVI celebrates final Mass of four-day German visit
September 24, 2011
Benedict XVI tells German youth to be 'light of the world'
September 24, 2011
Benedict XVI meets leaders of the Zentralkomitee der deutschen Katholiken