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Pope Benedict XVI greets Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr of Cincinnati during a Feb. 2 meeting with U.S. bishops on their "ad limina" visits to the Vatican.
by Kevin J. Jones Denver Newsroom, Jan 14, 2022 / 13:00 pm Pope emeritus Benedict XVI served as pope from 2005 to 2013. He was born Joseph Ratzinger on April 16, 1927, at Marktl in the German state of Bavaria. He turns 95 soon. There is lots to know about

by Andrea Gagliarducci 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,

by CNA Staff Freiburg, Jul 26, 2021 / 06:30 am Pope emeritus Benedict XVI has expressed concern about the lack of faith within Church institutions in Germany. The retired pope made the comments in a written conversation in the August issue of the German magazine Herder Korrespondenz, marking the 70th

Denver Newsroom, Jul 17, 2021 / 10:50 am A growing number of bishops in the United States, including Cardinal Wilton Gregory of Washington, have issued guidance regarding groups celebrating the Traditional Latin Mass in their dioceses, after a new document from Pope Francis on Friday imposed restrictions on the use

On July 14, the Church celebrates the feast day of St. Kateri Tekakwitha, the first Native American to be canonized. Known as the “Lily of the Mohawks,” Kateri lived a life of holiness and virtue, despite obstacles and opposition within her tribe. Kateri was born in Auriesville, New York, in

by Courtney Mares Vatican City, Jun 29, 2021 / 12:00 pm Pope Francis thanked Benedict XVI on Tuesday for his continual prayer for the Church in his retirement, calling the pope emeritus “the contemplative of the Vatican.” Speaking from the window overlooking St. Peter’s Square from the Apostolic Palace on

Eucharistic Prayer (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
By CNA Staff Denver Newsroom, Jun 11, 2021 / 22:00 pm Where did the term eucharistic coherence originate? The term eucharistic coherence originated in the final document of the Fifth General Conference of the Bishops of Latin America and the Caribbean, held in Aparecida, Brazil, in 2007. Then Cardinal Jorge

The Catholic Church remembers St. Damien of Molokai on May 10. The Belgian priest sacrificed his life and health to become a spiritual father to the victims of leprosy quarantined on a Hawaiian island. Joseph de Veuser, who later took the name Damien in religious life, was born into a

Upon Friar Review: The Two Popes is an incredibly well produced story about Pope Benedict meeting with then Cardinal Jorgeo Bergoglio. Much of the story expresses powerful truths about the Church today and a life of faith, but much of it is far from factual.

by Diego Lopez Marina Vatican City, Apr 9, 2021 / 15:29 pm America/Denver (CNA). A documentary being released on Benedict XVI’s 94th birthday state that his personal secretary, Archbishop Georg Gänswein, tried to dissuade him from abdicating the papacy. “Benedict XVI, the Pope Emeritus”, directed by Andrés Garrigó, will be