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Bishop Silences Conservative Deacon's Blog

A popular Catholic blog, Protect the Pope, will close tomorrow after the Bishop of Lancaster refused to let its author continue writing. The blog, written by Deacon Nick Donnelly, was set up prior to Pope Benedict XVI's visit to the UK in September 2010 to fight back against the constant attacks on the pontiff by the mainstream media. Show More Summary

Canadian Sculptor Tim Schmalz, Who Met Pope John Paul II, Remembers His Impact Prior to Sainthood Ceremony

More than half a million people gathered in St. Peter's Square Sunday to join Pope Francis and Retired Benedict XVI for holy mass and the sainthood ceremony for Popes John XXIII and John Paul II. Canadian sculptor Tim Schmalz had the...Show More Summary

Pope Francis Makes History With Double Canonization of John Paul II, John XXIII

Pope Francis proclaimed his predecessors John XXIII and John Paul II saints at a historic ceremony Sunday in the presence of emeritus Pope Benedict XVI and hundreds of thousands of pilgrims in St Peter's Square.

A tale of four popes: Today Pope Francis canonized two predecessors in the presence of another

Retired Pope Benedict XVI was there: It was the first time ever that a retired and reigning pope had Mass together

Francis Presides over Historic Day of Four Popes

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis declared Popes John XXIII and John Paul II saints before some 800,000 people on Sunday in an unprecedented ceremony made even more historic by the presence of emeritus Pope Benedict XVI in St. Peter's Square. Show More Summary

Pope Francis makes John XXIII, John Paul II saints

Pope Francis has declared his two predecessors John XXIII and John Paul II saints in an unprecedented canonization ceremony made even more historic by the presence of retired Pope Benedict XVI.

The Saints Come Marching In

Onscene in Rome as Pope Francis officially declares that his predecessors Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II are saints. Pope Benedict XVI looks on.

Francis Presides Over Historic Double Canonization

Pope Francis declared his two predecessors John XXIII and John Paul II saints Sunday. Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI also attended the historic ceremony

Jimmy Carter — An Environmental Advocate & Inspiring Leader

Originally published on Eden Keeper. By Gina Merlino Former president Jimmy Carter is an outstanding leader on environmental issues. Like Desmond Tutu and Pope Benedict XVI, he is a man who successfully blends faith and respect for nature to enact real change in the world. Show More Summary

Benedict to join in double sainthood ceremony

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Retired pontiff Benedict XVI will help Pope Francis celebrate the sainthood ceremony Sunday for John Paul II and John XXIII, setting the stage for an unprecedented occurrence of two living popes canonizing two of their predecessors. About 1 million pilgrims are expected at the event and many were flooding into Rome on Saturday.

2 Living Popes to Honor 2 Dead Ones

Pope Francis and emeritus Pope Benedict XVI will honor Popes John XXIII and John Paul II in the first ever canonization of two popes

Benedict XVI: I Knew Pope John Paul II Was Saint Before He Died

From Catholic News Agency: In a rare interview, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI recalled his close friendship with Blessed John Paul II, saying that the pontiff’s sanctity and deep spirituality were apparent during his life. “In the years...Show More Summary

How population controllers use Catholic agencies and NFP to push their agenda

by Rob Gasper April 2, 2014 (ALL) - To consider population increase as the primary cause of underdevelopment is mistaken, even from an economic point of view. – Pope Benedict XVI, Caritas in Veritate One of the world’s newest countries, Timor-Leste, has a major problem, at least according to the UN and…

How Pope Benedict unwittingly made the Catholic case for 'conscious uncoupling'

When Pope Benedict XVI announced he was stepping down as pope a year ago — dropping the news almost casually, in Latin, at a meeting about an upcoming canonization — nobody was sure what to call it. No living pope had handed off the keys of St. Show More Summary

Revelation: Pope Benedict wrote 4-page critique of Pope Francis’ Jesuit magazine interview

by John-Henry Westen VATICAN CITY, March 18, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Speaking on German television station ZDF last week, Archbishop Georg Gänswein, secretary to both Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, revealed that the former pope had penned a four-page critique of Pope Francis’ controversial interview…

Retired Pope Benedict critiqued Francis' interview

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The man who serves two popes has revealed that retired Pope Benedict XVI wrote four pages of critique and commentary on Pope Francis's landmark interview in which he blasted the church's obsession with "small-minded" rules.

Teach your children well: The Pope Francis guide to education

VATICAN CITY — Among his many traits, retired Pope Benedict XVI is well-known as a brilliant professor. But how many people know about Pope Francis’ early ties to teaching and education? Teaching is a normal part of the Jesuit vocation, and the future pope started out teaching high school literature and psychology right after he got […]

Homage to Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, One Year Later

On Thursday, February 28, 2013, at eight o’clock in the evening, Rome time, the See of Peter became vacant. Through his own unappealable decision and at a time appointed by himself, Pope Benedict XVI had ceased to be the Vicar of Christ...Show More Summary

Former Pope Benedict Denies Claims He Was Forced Out

Former Pope Benedict XVI has denied he was forced to step down from the papacy nearly a year ago. “There is absolutely no doubt regarding the validity of my resignation from the Petrine ministry,” wrote Benedict in a letter that wasShow More Summary

Is Benedict helping Francis 'downsize' the papacy?

Vaticanologists inside and outside journalism have been puzzling over the surprise appearance of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI at a ceremony Saturday at which his successor, Pope Francis, installed new members of the College of Cardina...

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