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File photo of Pope distributing Communion during Mass in St. Peter's Basilica
By Elieen Connelly, OSU The Catholic Telegraph Like many Catholics around the world, the Sisters of the Precious Blood were surprised by today’s announcement that Pope Benedict XVI will be retiring at the end of February. Still, the congregation understands the pope’s decision. “The pressures and energy required of an office

By Catholic News Service  VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Curious who will choose the next pope? Here is a list of cardinal-electors, from oldest to youngest, eligible to vote for a pope in a conclave. Cardinal Walter Kasper turns 80 March 5; depending on the date of the conclave, he might

Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation Monday before a consistory of Cardinals. His speech was read in Latin. The full text in English is provided below the video. The full text of the speech was posted on the Vatican’s website. Dear Brothers, I have convoked you to this Consistory, not only

Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr had this reaction today to the resignation of the Holy Father: “In announcing his resignation, Pope Benedict XVI has acted humbly and unselfishly for the good of the Church. That same spirit has characterized his entire life of service. “I will always remember Pope Benedict as