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Pope Francis Says He Won't Retire Like Predecessor Benedict XVI

Pope Francis said on Sunday that he has no plans to follow in the footsteps of his predecessor, Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI, and retire from his position as leader of the Catholic Church.

Pope Francis, unlike Benedict XVI, has no plans to retire

Pope Francis says he has no intention of quitting the papacy — a possibility opened up by his predecessor Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI. The pope, responding to a question from a young person at a Vatican event, said Sunday, "I never thought of quitting being pope, or of leaving because of the many...

Pope rules out retiring like his predecessor

2 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Pope Francis says he has no intention of quitting the papacy — a possibility opened up by his predecessor Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI.

Guest Post: Has The Pope Abandoned Europe To Islam?

Submitted by Giulio Meotti via The Gatestone Institute, In 2006, Pope Benedict XVI said what no Pope had ever dared to say -- that there is a link between violence and Islam. Ten years later, Pope Francis never calls those responsible...Show More Summary

Pope’s exhortation is a ‘breach’ with Catholic Tradition: leading German philosopher

Prof. Robert Spaemann, a close friend of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, says Amoris Laetitia directly contradicts St. John Paul II’s teaching.

Twelve Things that Caught My Eye about Pope Francis's New Document on Love and Marriage and Family

For search-engine optimization, I thought about titling this post: “What Pope Francis Has to Say to Kim Kardashian about Her Dad Caitlyn.” I didn’t, but I imagined had Pope Benedict XVI issued the document Pope Francis did on marriage...Show More Summary

Vatican seeks to calm concern about retired pope’s health

2 months agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

The Vatican is seeking to temper concern about Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI’s health after his longtime secretary said he was “like a candle that slowly and calmly goes out.”

Muslim Atrocities Against Christians and their Churches

Howard Kainz, The Church and Islam: Pope Benedict XVI touched on alleged “evil” in Islam very lightly in his famous 2006 lecture at Regensburg on the necessity of uniting reason and religion. He cited the example of a 14th century.....

Report: 231 Members of German Boys' Choir Abused

At least 231 members of a Catholic boys' choir in Germany were physically abused over four decades—largely while the choir was conducted by the brother of former Pope Benedict XVI, the New York Times reports. That number comes from Ulrich Weber, a lawyer hired by the Regensburger Domspatzen choir...

Over 200 Members of German Choir Were Abused, Investigator Says

5 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

The investigator said he assumed that the older brother of Pope Benedict XVI knew of the abuse when he ran the Bavarian boys’ choir for 30 of the nearly 40 years covered by the inquiry.

Introducing Divine Worship: the Missal - An FAQ on the Ordinariate Missal

Today is the sixth anniversary of the official promulgation of Anglicanorum Coetibus, the Apostolic Constitution by which Pope Benedict XVI provided for the establishment of Personal Ordinariates to facilitate the entrance of Anglicans into full communion with the Catholic Church. Show More Summary

What the ‘Pope Francis effect’ hasn’t delivered in Cuba

8 months agoNews : BlogPost

HAVANA -- Pope John Paul II's visit in 1998 put Christmas back on the Cuban calendar. When Pope Benedict XVI arrived in 2012, the Cuban government made Good Friday a national holiday. Both men brought the Catholic Church a bigger role in Cuba's public life. Pope Francis? Well, maybe all the good holidays were already […]

The Mystery of Pope Francis: Was There a Vatican Coup?

(Steven Hayward) One thing that that has puzzled a lot of people since the selection of Pope Francis two years ago is how a left-leaning Pope could succeed two very serious conservative Popes—John Paul II and Benedict XVI—who you would...Show More Summary

Pope Francis to Release Rock Album, Shares First Song "Wake Up! Go! Go! Forward!"

Popes have long dabbled in music: Pope Benedict XVI's voice was featured on 2009's M usic From The Vatican: Alma Mater, and Pope John Paul II appeared on albums like 1999's Abba Pater. Pope Francis, however, may be the first pope to rock. Show More Summary

Matthews Slams ‘Coldness’ of Pope Benedict XVI; Williams Gushes over Matthews’s ‘Patriotism’

Joining Brian Williams for his second day back anchoring MSNBC’s coverage of Pope Francis’s visit to the United States on Wednesday afternoon, Catholic and Hardball host Chris Matthews blasted Francis’s predecessor Pope Benedict XVI for being “so fragile and removed” and possessing a “weakness” and “coldness” that Francis does not have.

Pope Francis Is Our Normcore Pope

8 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

It's easy to look at the pope and think: Okay nice, Pope — papal robes, nothing special but they look pretty comfortable. But look again, urges Women’s Wear Daily. It might be that unlike his predecessor — Pope Benedict XVI, who loved his Prada shoes — Pope Francis’s simple, non-frilly... More »

How A Shy Bishop Bergoglio Became Pope Francis

8 months agoNews : Huffington Post

When the name "Jorge Bergoglio" was called out in March 2013 to announce the new pope, the wider world knew little about the Argentinian Jesuit bishop. Still rocked by the abrupt resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, the Catholic Church needed a leader who could take on the mounting challenges of sex abuse trials, economic disorganization and more. Show More Summary

Guest Article: Taking Summorum Pontificum Out of the Trenches

(Today New Liturgical Movement is happy to share with our readers an article submitted to us by Juventutem DC in commemoration of this anniversary.--PAK) Here we are, eight years after Pope Benedict XVI’s motu proprio, Summorum Pontificum, came into effect. Show More Summary

5 Ways Pope Francis Has Recently Caused Conservative Christians’ Heads to Explode

The pope is coming to address the Republican Congress. Boy, do they wish they could take back that invitation. Congressional Republicans invited Pope Benedict XVI to address Congress a while ago. Boy, do they wish they could rescind that invitation now that the much more progressive Pope Francis is gearing up to come to Washington on September 24. Show More Summary

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