Unexpected meeting between Francis and Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb followed easing of tensions during reign of Benedict.
On Thursday, some big news emerged regarding the rough-talking and Donald Trump-like president-elect of the Philippines, saying that Rodrigo "Digong" Duterte would like to pay Pope Benedict a visit so he can apologize for his profane remark that gained international criticism.
Prof. Robert Spaemann, a close friend of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, says Amoris Laetitia directly contradicts St. John Paul II’s teaching.
(Photo: Jon Mountjoy) Was the breakfast dish named after the infamous American traitor Benedict Arnold? No, not at all. Perhaps it was named after Pope Benedict XIII, who was put on a strict diet of eggs and toast? Nope. Atlas Obscura says that the origin of eggs benedict remains, well, obscure. Show More Summary
Eggs Benedict. (Photo: Magdanatka/shutterstock.com) The most important thing to know about eggs Benedict is that they have nothing to do with the famed traitor Benedict Arnold. In fact, some give credit for the dish to Pope BenedictShow More Summary
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
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.”
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.....
The election of Pope Francis, in 2013, had the effect, among other things, of displacing the painful story of priestly sexual abuse that had dominated public awareness of the Church during much of the eight-year papacy of his predecessor. Show More Summary
“The allegations were reported by an attorney, Ulrich Weber, who had been hired by the Diocese of Regensburg last year to investigate claims of abuse at the Regensburger Domspatzen choir and two feeder schools between 1953 and 1992. … Benedict’s brother, Monsignor Georg Ratzinger, conducted the historic choir from 1964 to 1994.”
A lawyer says the number of children sexually or physically abused by priests while serving in a choir run by Pope Emeritus Benedict’s brother at their Catholic school in the German city of Regensburg totals 231. That’s more than three times as many cases as had been reported previously by...
An investigator commissioned by a famous German boys' choir says that more than 200 children in the choir were abused physically and sexually between 1953 and 1992, many by the director of an affiliated school; the choir itself was led...Show More Summary
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...
An investigation has revealed hundreds of young choirboys may have been abused in sadistic rituals at a choir run by Pope Benedicts Brother.
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.
Pope Francis opened the Jubilee of Mercy, a special holy year for Catholics, on Tuesday by speaking of God’s mercy toward sinners. Continue reading ? The post VIDEO: Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict launch Holy Year appeared first on PBS NewsHour.
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
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 […]
Today there is some interesting news that a Catholic Cardinal is admitting that there was a “coup” of sorts that deposed the more conservative Pope Benedict and made him step