Posts Tagged ‘Benedict XVI’

Pope Francis’ Address at Inauguration of Bronze Bust of Benedict XVI

At 9.30 this morning, Pope Francis inaugurated a bronze bust in honor of Pope Benedict XVI, at the Pius IV Casina in the Vatican Gardens. Here is a translation of the Holy Father’s address to those present, in the course of the inaugural ceremony.
Lord Cardinals,
Dear Brothers in the Episcopate and Prie…

Benedict XVI: Truth is Not Given Up in the Name of a Desire for Peace

The Pontifical Urbaniana University dedicated its Aula Magna to Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, as “a gesture of gratitude for what he has done for the Church as a conciliar expert, with his teaching as professor, as Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and, finally, the Magisterium. The ceremony…

Benedict XVI to Attend Paul VI’s Beatification

Benedict XVI will attend the beatification of Paul VI in St. Peter’s Square this Sunday, according to the director of the Vatican press office, Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi. Pope Paul VI, who was Pope from 1963-1978, made Joseph Ratzinger a cardinal in 1977. 
Another two cardinals created by Paul VI will att…

Pope Reminds Elderly That Old Age Is Time of Grace

Saint Peter’s Square witnessed once again the embrace of the Pope Emeritus and Pope Francis. The occasion was today’s celebration of the Elderly. This Sunday morning, grandparents and elderly from more than 20 countries gave witness of a full and happy life at the service of others. This Day, called “The Blessing…

Benedict XVI to Attend Sunday’s Encounter Between Pope Francis and the Elderly

The Vatican press office announced today that Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI will attend the encounter with Pope Francis and the elderly this Sunday morning in St. Peter’s Square.    The encounter will precede a Mass with Grandparents and the Elderly scheduled to begin at 10:30 am.   
More than 40,000 seniors and g…

Benedict XVI Surprises Movement Founder By Inviting Him to Visit

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI received in private audience on Monday two prominent proponents of Mass in the Extraordinary Form. According to the website MessainLatino, the Pope Emeritus met yesterday afternoon Cosimo Marti, co-founder and treasurer of…

Former Student Praises Recent Homily of Benedict XVI

A homily of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, given last Sunday at Mass for his former students, has been described as having an “extraordinary freshness and spiritual joy”. Every year Benedict XVI’s alumni, known as the “Schülerkreis”, meet in Rome. This year was the 10th annual summer meeting in the Eternal City, whi…

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI Celebrates Mass for Former Students

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI celebrated a special Mass Sunday morning upon conclusion of the Schuelerkreis, a yearly gathering of theologian Joseph Ratzinger’s former students. Vatican Radio reported the liturgy was held in the church of the Campo Santo Teutonico, the German cemetery within Vatican City.

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