The Vatican is denying a German tabloid report that suggested Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI is suffering from a neurological disease.
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The Vatican on Thursday denied a German magazine report that former Pope Benedict was suffering from a paralyzing disease of the nervous system.
When Pope Benedict XVI was elevated in 2005, people the world over noticed his swanky red shoes made by Italian designer Adriano Stefanelli. Neither the preceding nor the following pope wore such expensive shoes, but Benedict was only continuing a papal tradition that goes back to the Byzantine era, when kings and emperors alike wore red shoes. Show More Summary
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The pope retired due to old age in 2013.
Pope emeritus Benedict XVI hinted Wednesday that is is nearing death and ready for his final "pilgrimage" at the age of 90. "In the slow decline of my physical strength, internally, I am on a pilgrimage to the House (of the Lord)", Joseph...Show More Summary
In a rare public statement, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has said that he is becoming increasingly frail but is at peace with the prospect of death. Benedict became the first Pope in 600 years to resign from the Seat of St Peter when he stepped down in February 2013. Show More Summary
Sunday will mark five years since the pope stunned the world with his resignation.
Former pope Benedict said in a letter published in an Italian newspaper on Wednesday that he is in the last phase of life and on a "pilgrimage towards home". Benedict, who in February 2013 became the first pope in six centuries to resign,...Show More Summary
Retired Pope Benedict XVI has commemorated the fifth anniversary of his historic decision to retire by assuring that while his physical strength is waning, he is “on a pilgrimage home.”
Former Pope Benedict in an open letter in an Italian newspaper said his health is declining, and that he’s ready for his final “pilgrimage.”
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Former pope Benedict said in a letter published in an Italian newspaper on Wednesday that he is in the last phase of life and on a "pilgrimage towards home".
Benedict’s praise of Müller of comes in the wake of Pope Francis’ angry Christmas message to the Roman curia, in which he complains bitterly of prelates whom he has dismissed such as Müller.
Pope Emeritus Benedict is praising the Vatican’s recently-dismissed doctrinal chief, Cardinal Gerhard Müller, saying of him that he “defended the clear traditions of the faith”
A new book making waves in Italy suggests that Pope Francis was jubilant at the resignation of Pope Benedict.
Inna Shevchenko has led Femen demonstrations against the Catholic Church and Pope Benedict XVI.
'This is one more element in a larger campaign to undo the reformatory work of John Paul II and Benedict XVI.'
"False and wrong."
Said "an “ultimate binding decision” by the pope wouldn’t be valid if there was “no clear evidence from the sources” of Catholic doctrine."