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"There were not sufficient reasons to unleash a war against Iraq. To say nothing of the fact that, given the new weapons that make possible destructions that go beyond the combatant groups, today we should be asking ourselves if it is still licit to admit the very existence of a 'just war.'"
Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI, May 2, 2003
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His successor, Benedict XVI, timidly followed that precedent; but it is Pope Francis who has turned the symbolic apology into something of a masterstroke, helping to shift the church's atonement from a focus on historical wrongs to accepting moral responsibility for more current events. In January 2017 ...
Seewald does not probe into Benedict XVI's reasons for resignation and breaking with the long tradition of popes' dying in office, but I can't be the only one to assume that his experience of the final years of Karol Wojtyla's papacy must have played a considerable part in his decision. I could also have done ...

Pope Francis, left, embraces Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI before opening the Holy Door to mark the opening of the Catholic Holy Year, or Jubilee, in St. ... Conservative Catholic dissidents, who have been attacking Pope Francis, showed their true colors recently by attacking retired Pope Benedict XVI, ...
"Pray often for the help of the Virgin Mary, and Saint Joseph, that they may teach you to receive God's love as they did." This is an exhortation from a homily of Pope Benedict XVI at the 2012 World Meeting of Families. It's worth reading a second time. Pray for the grace, he says, to learn -- not how to do ...
Pope Francis visited Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI Thursday afternoon to personally give his Christmas greetings to the Pontiff Emeritus at his residence at the Mater Ecclesiae ... In various occasion, Pope Francis likened Benedict XVI's presence in the Vatican to having a "wise grandfather living at home.
The Wise Men from the East embody the men and women who in every age set out on the way which leads to the child of Bethlehem to offer him homage as the Son of God and to bow down before him. These men who set out towards the unknown were men with restless hearts--men driven by a restless quest for God and ...
The capital is also the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Niamey, which was set up on April 28, 1942, and became an archdiocese in June 2007 by virtue of a declaration by Pope Benedict XVI. Niger continues to pursue a moderate foreign policy and maintains friendly relations with countries in ...
Unlike Benedict XVI, who naturally spoke in complete sentences, Francis is a rambler. A typical rough transcript of Francis's presser is full of ellipses, where a thought trails off, as well as parentheses, where, for instance, he begins a story about that time in Buenos Aires. Also complicating life is the fact that ...
Citing this history in 1982, Rome's International Theological Commission, under the now Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, noted that the church "enjoys a wide margin of freedom with regard to the discipline and the pastoral aspects of reconciliation". The commission identified clericalism as a root cause ...
(Vatican Radio) Five years have passed since Pope Benedict XVI posted the first Tweet on the official papal twitter account: @Pontifex. That historic Tweet read: "Dear friends, I am pleased to get in touch with you through Twitter. Thank you for your generous response. I bless all of you from my heart.".
On Oct. 26, 2017, the Benedict XVI Centre for religion and Society at St. Mary's University, England, hosted a special event in Ohio to unveil Beer-nedict XVI: Pint-ifex Maximus! It has been brewed as an authentic Bavarian-style 5.3 percent hefeweizen, by local Ohio brewers Hightower Brewing Company.
An international symposium on Laudato si', organized by the Joseph Ratzinger Vatican Foundation and the Catholic University of Costa Rica will begin at 4 p.m., local Rome time. With the motto, "The care of the common home, a necessary conversion to human ecology," the meeting will run for three days, ...
The theological work and papal teaching of retired Pope Benedict XVI "continue to be a living and precious heritage for the church," Pope ...
The pope met with the three winners of the prize, which is named for retired Pope Benedict XVI and honors those who make significant ...
Claudio and Roberto Franchi are the fourth generation in one of the oldest goldsmith families of Rome. When their workshop was first created ...

Pope Francis has formally recognised the martyrdom of an Italian Consolata sister murdered in Somalia in 2006. Consolata Sister Leonella ...
An Italian nun killed in Somalia following a controversial speech on Islam by Benedict XVI has been declared a martyr by Pope Francis. Sister Leonella Sgorbati, a member of the missionary Consolata Sisters, was gunned down outside a hospital in Mogadishu in what some believed was a revenge attack ...
Pope Francis has revealed that he urged his fellow cardinals to back Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger to become Pope Benedict XVI in 2005.
In 2012, then Pope Benedict XVI sent a letter to the German bishops' conference, urging them to adopt the "for many" form, explaining that the ...
Pope emeritus Benedict XVI greets Pope Francis at Castel Gondolfo on March 23, 2013, ten days after Francis's election. (Credit: Stock image.) ...
An Ohio brewery has paid tribute to Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI in a rather unusual way, as they unveiled a specially commissioned beer in his ...
An Ohio brewery has produced a specially-commissioned beer in honour of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. The Bavarian-style hefeweizen, ...
Retired Secretary of pope, Archbishop Georg Gaenswein has given update on the health of Benedict XVI. Gaenswein told reporters in Vatican ...
speculation about Benedict XVI's looming death is "fake news," the retired pope's secretary, Archbishop Georg Gaenswein, said on Tuesday.
The strange phenomenon of the alt-right is now well fixed in the public consciousness. As a complex confluence of different groups clustered ...
The brother of Benedict XVI, Georg Ratzinger, has denied reports that the pope emeritus is seriously ill. "My brother is doing fine," 93-year-old ...
THE Vatican has been forced to deny rumours that ex-Pope Benedict XVI is close to death following claims made on social media. A facebook ...
The former Pontiff's personal secretary said a quote circulating on social media, attributed to Archbishop Ganswein, is a "pure invention".
Retired Pope Benedict XVI enjoys a beer during his 90th birthday celebration April 17 at the Vatican. Also pictured is his brother, Monsignor ...
Pope Francis greets Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI at the retired pope's residence in June. (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano). Monsignor ...
A set of essays Paul Badde originally wrote for the German daily Die Welt during the eight years of Benedict XVI's pontificate, Benedict Up ...
If you're anything like me, then you'll be sick and tired of a certain kind of Catholic pedant. You know the sort. Obsessed with the precise rubrics ...
If you're anything like me, then you'll be sick and tired of a certain kind of Catholic pedant. You know the sort. Obsessed with the precise rubrics ...
I just happened to begin reading a book by Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI) last week that nails with eerie prophetic accuracy a ...
When Pope Benedict XVI resigned on February 28 2013, a papal conclave elected Bergoglio as his successor on 13 March.
Benedict XVI, the Pope Emeritus, has written a very short foreword for the Russian edition of his book The Spirit of the Liturgy. It is short, but ...
Writing in the preface of a Russian edition of his book 'Theology of the Liturgy,' the Pope emeritus says a misunderstanding of liturgical reform ...
Benedict XVI, the Pope Emeritus, has written a very short foreword for the Russian edition of his book The Spirit of the Liturgy. It is short, but ...
The Ratzinger prize, established in 2010 by Pope Benedict XVI to serve as the premier international prize in theology, is given to those ...
Spanish Catholic layman Gustavo Entrala, who created a successful digital marketing company and who's advised both popes Benedict XVI ...
Ignatius Press has brought together 45 of Pope Emeritus Benedict's homilies on the priesthood in a single volume titled Teaching and Learning ...
Benedict XVI served the Catholic Church as Pope for nearly eight years, but felt that God was no longer calling him to such a strenuous ministry ...
One of the most significant theologians of the 20th century, whose work profoundly affected the thought of popes Benedict XVI and Francis, will soon be on the road to sainthood. At a Mass Dec. 16, the Archdiocese of Munich and Freising, Germany, will officially open the cause of canonization for the ...
When the prize-winners were announced in September, the President of the Joseph Ratzinger-Benedict XVI Vatican Foundation, Fr. Federico ...
A Coptic Catholic bishop of Egypt says Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI is now very weak at age 90, but still "aware of everything." Bishop Kyrillos ...
Geoffrey Wainwright, Robert Earl Cushman Professor Emeritus of Christian Theology, met with Pope Benedict XVI on a number of occasions in ...
That's when Benedict XVI named the Hong Kong-born archbishop to the secretary's post at Propaganda. He did so on the recommendation of ...
Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi and the rector of Francisco de Vitoria University recalled that the inspiration of these prizes was Benedict XVI's ...


 

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