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The Pope Emeritus makes a rare appearance

Pope Francis was joined by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI today for the blessing of a statue of St. Michael the Archangel and for the consecration of Vatican City to the protection of the saint. The statue was commissioned by Pope Benedict during his pontificate and is by Giuseppe Antonio Lomuscio. Show More Summary

Pope Francis Releases First Encyclical: Lumen Fidei, 'Light of Faith'

Pope Francis’ first encyclical, released on Friday, is actually, as he himself described it, the work of “four hands.” A joint effort by himself and his predecessor, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, the papal letter, entitled Lumen FideiShow More Summary

Busy Pope Francis: Vatican Consecration, New Encyclical, and Canonization Approval

Many joyful tidings are coming from Rome today as Pope Francis joined forces with Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI to give us plenty of reason for joy and hope. 1. Vatican Consecrated to Protection of St. Michael the Archangel To the joy of...Show More Summary

Pope & Ex-Pope: Straight Marriages Only

2 years agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Today the Vatican released an 82-page document co-written by Pope Francis and former Pope Benedict in which the pair says that marriage is only blah blah blah. Francis paid tribute to pope emeritus Benedict XVI in the encyclical, saying...Show More Summary

The QT: Sarah Palin subtlety, the evolution of Edward Snowden, and more

2 years agoNews : Newsweek: World

News Item: "Pope Francis has paid tribute to his predecessor Benedict XVI in his first letter to clergy, acknowledging that most of it was written by Benedict..." Worth noting. It is not often we see an encyclical built for two. News...Show More Summary

Popes Collaborate on New Text That Reiterates Catholic Church's Opposition to Gay Marriage

2 years agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis have collaborated on a new Encyclical, a papal circular letters addressed to Roman Catholic clergy intended to summarise a pontiff's thoughts on a particular facet of Church life. The piece of writing released yesterday...

2 popes craft Francis' first encyclical on faith

2 years agoNews : The Newsroom

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has issued his first encyclical, a meditation on faith that is unique because it was largely written by someone else: Benedict XVI.

Archbishop Piero Marini to take charge of Catholic liturgy? Please, Pope Francis, do not hurt Benedict XVI with this move

I'm hearing horrible rumours from Rome that Archbishop Piero Marini, former master of ceremonies for John Paul II, may be made Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship. Please, Pope Francis, do not let this happen. The archbishop (not to be confused with the current Vatican MC, Mgr Guido Marini) devised some of the ugliest [...]

Benedict XVI and Beauty in Sacred Music

Jeffrey Tucker has already posted about Benedict XVI and the Roman Missal, the compilation of the proceedings of the Fourth Fota International Conference. The proceedings of the previous conference were particularly focused on Pope Benedict's...Show More Summary

The Spirit of the Liturgy from Benedict to Francis

A bbot Michael Zielinski OSB from the Vatican's Congregation for Divine Worship discusses the differences and similarities between the liturgical approaches of Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis. (Catholic News Service)

Pope Francis and the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum

Since the election of Pope Francis we have consistently commented that the resignation of Benedict XVI did not mean the end of the new liturgical movement; not in any way whatever in fact. In the same vein, more than once have we commented...Show More Summary

Julie and Scott take a quick swim to the deep end of the pool (where all the cool kids hang out) to talk theology.

We bring the big guns to A Good Story is Hard to Find when we discuss Jesus of Nazareth: From the Baptism in the Jordan to the Transfiguration by Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI).

Two Popes now at the Vatican

Pope Francis welcomed his predecessor Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI back to the Vatican on Thursday afternoon. The now retired Pope Benedict had been living at the papal retreat in Castel Gandolfo since he formally stepped down as head of 1.2 billion Catholics around the world and left Vatican City on February 28. Benedict was the [...]

PHOTO: Pope Francis greets Pope emeritus Benedict XVI at Vatican

2 years agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

PHOTO OF THE DAY | Pope Francis greets Pope emeritus Benedict at the Vatican Thursday. Read more about the historic moment.

Benedict XVI Returns to Vatican for First Time

(VATICAN CITY)  — Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI came home to the Vatican on Thursday for the first time since he resigned Feb. 28, beginning an unprecedented era for the Catholic Church of having a retired pontiff living alongside a reigning one. Show More Summary

Benedict XVI returns to Vatican

Pope Francis welcomed the former pontiff outside his new retirement home.

Pope Benedict back at the Vatican

By Eric Marrapodi and Hada Messia, CNN Rome (CNN) –Pope Francis welcomed his predecessor Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI back to the Vatican on Thursday afternoon. The now retired Pope Benedict had been living at the papal retreat in Castel Gandolfo since he formally stepped down as head of 1.2 billion Catholics around the world and [...]

It's A 'Tale Of Two Popes' As Benedict Returns To Vatican

2 years agoNews : The Two-Way

Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI returns to his newly renovated residence inside the Vatican, where he will be a 10-minute walk from the reigning Pope Francis.

The Vatican: Now With 100% More Pope

Former Pope Benedict XVI is lugging his suitcases back to the Vatican today—marking the first time two popes have ever simultaneously lived behind Vatican walls. Benedict has been staying at the pontifical summer residence since abdicating in February, but will fly via official papal helicopter to his new home,...

And that's the way it was: April 19, 2005

On this day in 2005, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger was elected the 265th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church, after the death of Pope John Paul II. He reigned as Pope Benedict XVI for eight years, amidst criticism and controversy, before abdicating the papacy just weeks ago. For a look at how this transition was covered, dip into the...

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