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).
In October of 1999, at the end of a meeting of departmental chiefs in the Vatican, I confronted Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger and challenged him. The meeting was meant to discuss available options for dealing with the already-burgeoning international crisis … Continue reading ?
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 OF THE DAY | Pope Francis greets Pope emeritus Benedict at the Vatican Thursday. Read more about the historic moment.
(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
Pope Francis welcomed the former pontiff outside his new retirement home.
PHOTO OF THE DAY | Pope emeritus Benedict returned to the Vatican via helicopter Thursday after a stay in Castel Gandolfo, the papal retreat. In a historic twist, the former pope, who resigned in February, and his successor, Pope Francis, … Continue reading ?
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 [...]
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.
Fears former pope's move back into Vatican could make him 'lightning rod' for Pope Francis' critics One-Minute Read LAST UPDATED AT 15:16 ON Thu 2 May 2013 HISTORY will be made at the Vatican today when Pope Benedict moves into a new...Show More Summary
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,...
Ex-Pope Benedict returns to Vatican for the first time since abdication....
A rebel Catholic group at the heart of major controversies that plagued former Pope Benedict has begun criticising his successor Pope Francis for the popular approach he has taken since his election last month.
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...
RoundGames.com has created a Vatican-themed video game -- try it out here! -- that has sparked outrage amongst Spanish Catholics in particular: Players take on the role of a pixelated pontiff, who bears a distinct resemblance to ex-Pope...Show More Summary
Happy 86th birthday to Pope Benedict, the first pope in 719 years to resign the papacy out of his own free will. Now that we live in a world where two guys are both walking around in white being referred to as His Holiness, my eyes are opened to the other celebrities who chose a similar path. Show More Summary
The Vatican said in a statement Monday that Francis had reaffirmed the doctrinal evaluation and criticism of U.S. nuns made last year by the Holy See under his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI. The assessment accused the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, an organization that represents most U.S. female Catholic orders, of promoting “radical feminist themes” [...]Show More Summary
One month ago, the Catholic Church elected its newest spiritual leader in wake of Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation. As has been done for centuries, the College of Cardinals sequestered itself within the halls of the Vatican for a conclave, not emerging until a cloud of white smoke indicated that they had selected one of their own as the new pope. Show More Summary
His Holiness Benedict XVI — Emeritus Pope, as he is now officially known — wasn’t kidding when he cited health reasons for his historic resignation back in February. “Benedict is in a very bad way. In the last 15 days he has undergone...Show More Summary