The retired pope's thoughts affirm a recent suggestion by Cardinal Robert Sarah for celebrants to consider facing the altar during the liturgy.
The Roman Catholic Church has offered compensation to 422 victims of sexual and physical abuse in the choir school of Regensburg Cathedral, an institution headed for 30 years by Georg Ratzinger, brother of the former Pope Benedict. Ratzinger has denied all knowledge of the abuse. The church is offering sums of 5,000 to 20,000 euros to […]
The pope emeritus expressed doubts about Catholics who refuse to pay Church tax being excommunicated.
From the Coetus Internationalis Summorum Pontificum:On the ninth anniversary of the entry into force of Pope Benedict’s motu proprio Summorum Pontificum, we are glad to announce the participation of William Cardinal Levada, Prefect Emeritus...Show More Summary
When it comes to reflecting on his legacy, Pope Benedict XVI is most proud of kicking a group of gay lobbyists out of the Vatican.
2016 // Trump unveiled a new $20 billion voucher plan for 11 million children from poor families to choose which school they will attend. http://cvote.it/2c9RudZ CATHOLIC // Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI admitted that governing the church...Show More Summary
The book offers a never-before-seen glimpse into a pope's reflections on his career. The English translation will be released Nov. 3
Retired Pope Benedict XVI has acknowledged that governing the church wasn’t his strong suit but says he doesn’t see his papacy as a failure and that he succeeded at least in breaking up the Vatican’s so-called “gay lobby.”
It has been three years since Pope Benedict retired, to be succeeded by the dynamic Pope Francis. In the few years since, European kings and queens have abdicated in favor of their sons, including Carlos of Spain, Albert of Belgium, Beatrice of the Netherlands, and also the Emir of Qatar. Show More Summary
Pope Francis has lamented that children are being taught at school that gender can be a choice, adding that his predecessor, Benedict XVI has labeled current times “the epoch of sin against God the Creator.”
TOKYO (Reuters) - Pope Benedict XVI did it. Dutch Queen Beatrix did it. So why is it so hard for Japan's elderly emperor to abdicate?
He was the third pope to visit the former death camp, following visits by John Paul II in 1979 and Benedict XVI in 2006.
Both the United Kingdom and the United States divisions of the publishing house have set the release date in November 2016.
A French-Canadian comedian found a child singer with a genetic disease who's performed for Celine Dion and Pope Benedict to be the perfect butt of his jokes—and now the Quebec Human Rights Tribunal is making the funnyman pay some not-so-funny money to both the singer, now 19, and his...
In a sweeping interview, Archbishop Georg Ganswein also criticizes his fellow German bishops for downplaying Catholic doctrine.
Nine years have passed since the promulgation of the great Motu Proprio of Pope Benedict XVI, already included in the most recent edition of Denzinger and destined to be seen as one of the most important papal interventions of the modern period. Show More Summary
Cardinal Sarah's appeal is being hailed as 'the biggest liturgical announcement' since Pope Benedict's motu proprio on the Latin Mass.
Former Pope Benedict XVI confirmed the existence of a “gay lobby” within the Vatican in his historic upcoming memoir, The Last Conversations. Benedict became the first pope in six centuries to resign when he stepped down amid the “Vatileaks” scandal in 2013, when his butler leaked Benedict’s personal documents that supposedly detailed corruption within the... Read more »
Pope Francis has said his predecessor as pontiff remains sharp of mind and memory.
The emeritus pope, known for much anti-LGBT rhetoric, makes this assertion in his soon-to-be-published memoir.