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pope emeritus
August 30, 2021
Rome, Italy, Aug 30, 2021 / 00:00 am Despite ongoing rumors, there is no confirmation that Pope Francis is drafting a document that defines the role and tasks of a Pope Emeritus. Nor are there any signs that Pope Francis may soon give up the Petrine ministry, as Benedict XVI did before him. Yet, some
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."
October 07, 2017
Some assert that his title and dress are far too confusing, but this is nonsense
June 15, 2017
Officials and friends said that as the Holy Father he should carry on his mission until the end, his secretary has recalled
May 04, 2017
The President of the Pontifical Council for the New Evangelisation said the title creates more theological problems than it solves
November 19, 2016
Holy Father creates 17 new cardinals from 11 nations
November 11, 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’
October 13, 2016
Pope Benedict XVI has contributed to a book marking the Ecumenical Patriarch's 25th anniversary
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