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Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI
October 23, 2021
Vatican City, Oct 21, 2021 / 04:40 am Archbishop Georg Gänswein has said that Benedict XVI is “full of zest for life” after the pope emeritus expressed the hope that he would join his friends in heaven in a condolence message.  Gänswein, Benedict XVI’s private secretary, spoke to Germany’s Bild newspaper on Oct. 20 after media reports
October 20, 2021
Wilhering, Austria, Oct 19, 2021 / 09:00 am Pope emeritus Benedict XVI has said that he looks forward to joining his friends in heaven in a condolence message following the death of a Cistercian priest.  In a letter dated Oct. 2 and released by Wilhering Abbey in Austria, the 94-year-old retired pope said that the death of Fr.
September 17, 2021
Vatican City, Sep 16, 2021 / 09:15 am Pope emeritus Benedict XVI has said that the legalization of same-sex marriage in many countries is “a distortion of conscience” which has also entered some Catholic circles. In an introduction to a new anthology of his writings on Europe, Benedict XVI said that “with the legalization of
October 26, 2020
The Catholic Integrated Community first received recognition in the mid-late 1970s in Munich and Freising, and has recently been the subject of official Church scrutiny.
August 03, 2020
"The condition of the pope emeritus' health does not raise any particular preoccupation, beyond those of a 93-year-old man who is coming through a more acute phase of an illness that is painful, but not grave."
May 15, 2020
It's easy to confuse questions of doctrine with those of governance - there's often a good deal of real-world overlap - which is why it's important to make and keep the distinction
May 18, 2017
The retired pope has given a rare endorsement of a serving Church official
August 22, 2016
The new autobiographical work will be translated by St Mary's University theologian Jacob Phillips
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