Pope Emeritus Benedict Xvi

June 17, 2014

Archbishop Gänswein: Thread of Diplomacy Links Popes Francis and Benedict

Apostolic journeys connect the two pontiffs.

June 13, 2014

Bishops to Include Pope Francis and Benedict Writings in Revised Voting Document

The update to ‘Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship’ was unanimously approved at the bishops’ annual meeting in New Orleans.

February 26, 2014

Benedict XVI Affirms Absolute Validity of His Resignation

The Italian daily newspaper La Stampa published excerpts of a letter from the pope emeritus, who called speculation over his abdication ‘absurd.’

February 24, 2014

Pope Francis to New Cardinals: This Is a Church, Not a Royal Court

At a consistory attended by Pope Emeritus Benedict, the Holy Father gave the red biretta to the 19 newest members of the College of Cardinals.

October 25, 2013

New Book Details Benedict XVI’s Love for Nature, Ecology

For an Ecology of Man is newly published in Italian by the Vatican Publishing House.

March 25, 2013

'Gay Marriage’s' Looming Battle

March 20, 2013

Ecumenical Spring With the Russian Orthodox Church?

News Analysis

March 1, 2013

On His Last Day as Pope, Benedict’s Character Shone Through

No drama or actions focused on himself, just a calm acceptance of reality and a profound trust in Christ.