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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...

Pope Francis Joined By Retired Pope Benedict For Ceremony

Pope Francis was joined at ceremony to name 19 new cardinals Saturday by retired Pope Benedict XVI, the first time Francis and Benedict have appeared together at a public liturgical ceremony since Benedict retired last year. Benedict entered St. Show More Summary

2 popes on hand in historic 1st cardinal ceremony

2 years agoNews : The Newsroom

VATICAN CITY (AP) — In an unprecedented blending of papacies past, present and future, retired Pope Benedict XVI joined Pope Francis at a ceremony Saturday to formally install new cardinals who will elect their successor.

Benedict joins Francis in unprecedented ceremony

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Retired Pope Benedict XVI joined Pope Francis in a ceremony Saturday creating the cardinals who will elect their successor in an unprecedented blending of papacies past, present and future.

A Hard Truth: the Test of True Creativity in Art and Music is Popularity, so says Pope Benedict XVI

There is an imperative to create good new forms of music for the liturgy in Latin and the vernacular if either is to flourish. I recently read a book by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI that I would recommend to any who haven't seen it yet (h/t Stratford Caldecott for telling me about it). Show More Summary

A Year After Benedict

Today’s the anniversary of Benedict XVI’s resignation announcement. I will down a Jager in honor of the occasion, even though we still don’t fully know why he did what he did. Mathew Schmalz credits the pope emeritus with paving the way for his successor’s humility: It’s easy to see how Pope Francis’s simplicity stands in […]

1 Year ago, Benedict's announcement changed church

VATICAN CITY (AP) — It was the quietest of announcements that had the effect of a thunder-clap on the Catholic world: A year ago Tuesday, Pope Benedict XVI said in a voice so soft that cardinals strained to hear that he was becoming the first pontiff to resign in more than half a millennium. Show More Summary

The Prospects and Perils of Muslim-Catholic Dialogue

Here is a review of this new book by Robert Reilly. (HT: Monterey Tom) Excerpt: Pope Benedict XVI’s Regensburg Lecture is simply the most famous of the many examples of Christian outreach in the midst of an era in which...

Papal Clear-Out

I was intrigued by this article from the Independent which reports on a Papal clear-out of child molesting Catholic priests by Pope Benedict XVI who, of course, retired early last year. But what I'd like to know is who all these priests...Show More Summary

Sistine Organist on Role of Benedict XVI in Music for Papal Masses

Rome Reports has just published a video highlighting the organist of the Sistine Chapel Choir, Spaniard Juan Paradell-Solé. The short video presents some interesting tidbits such as the following about Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI's role...Show More Summary

Pope Preparing Encyclical On The Environment

Pope Francis will address environmental issues in an upcoming encyclical. It will focus on ecology and the ecology of man. Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI, dubbed the “green pope” for his environmental concerns, used the term “ecology of man” to describe not only how people must defend and respect nature but how the nature of the […]

Mainstream media wakes up: AP reports Pope Benedict removed nearly 400 abuser priests in two years

by Hilary White, Rome Correspondent ROME, January 20, 2014 ( – After eight years of continual accusations of doing “nothing” by mainstream media, it has been revealed that Benedict XVI was busy throughout his pontificate removing priests from office who were found guilty of sexual abuse. From 2011-2012,…

APNewsBreak: Pope defrocked 400 priests in 2 years

VATICAN CITY (AP) — A document obtained by The Associated Press on Friday shows Pope Benedict XVI defrocked nearly 400 priests over just two years for sexually molesting children.

Late Night: The Roundup

- Documents have shown that Pope Benedict XVI defrocked (remove chaplain rights) nearly 400 priests for molesting children - With class action lawsuits and a Justice Department investigation, Freedom Industries have filed for Chapter...Show More Summary

Pope Benedict Kicked Out 400 Pedophile Priests In 2 Years, Report Says [Breaking]

Pope Benedict XVI defrocked almost 400 Catholic priests for sexually abusing children just in the final two years of his papacy, an explosive new report from The Associated Press reveals. The AP report is based on a document the organization says that it obtained today, January 17. Show More Summary

Benedict Defrocked 400 Pedophile Priests in 2 Years

Pope Benedict XVI defrocked nearly 400 priests over just two years for sexually molesting children, according to a document obtained by the AP. The statistics for 2011 and 2012 show a dramatic increase over the 171 priests removed in 2008 and 2009, when the Vatican first provided details on the...

Horrifyingly High Number of Priests Defrocked for Molestation in Last 2 Years

Post by Maressa Brown. Documents uncovered this week by the Associated Press are shedding light on just how many priests were defrocked by Pope Benedict XVI over the past two years for sexually molesting children. And the number is horrifyingly high. Show More Summary

Pope Benedict Booted Priests Over Sexual Abuse Claims

Pope Benedict XVI defrocked almost 400 priests between 2011 and 2012 because of allegations that they had molested children, according to a  newly disclosed Vatican document. The document, which was prepared from data the Vatican collected...Show More Summary

Vatican on abuse: 400 priests defrocked in 2-year span

2 years agoNews : The Newsroom

VATICAN CITY - A document obtained by The Associated Press shows Pope Benedict XVI defrocked nearly 400 priests over just two years for molesting children.

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