Pope Benedict XVI
Pope Benedict XVI (Latin: Benedictus XVI; born Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger; [ˈjoːzɛf ˈalɔʏzjʊs ˈʁatsɪŋɐ]; on 16 April 1927) served as pope of the Catholic Church from 2005 until his resignation in 2...
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Cardinal Ratzinger’s 2004 Letter Forbids Catholics to Vote for Hillary Clinton Under Pain of Mortal Sin
There are currently dishonest self-professed Catholics who are shamelessly distorting an out of context footnote from a letter by Cardinal Ratzinger in 2004 to promote voting for pro-abortion …
St. Louis Archbishop Says He Didn’t Know It Was Illegal For Priests To Have Sex With Kids
“I’m not sure whether I knew it was a crime or not,” said St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson, who is part of a lawsuit accusing more than 100 priests and church employees of sex abuse. “I understand ...
St. Louis Archbishop Says He Didn’t Know It Was Illegal For Priests To Have Sex With Kids
“I’m not sure whether I knew it was a crime or not,” said St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson, who is part of a lawsuit accusing more than 100 priests and church employees of sex abuse. “I understand ...
Vatican leaks scandal: Five people charged
The Vatican says it has charged five people, including two journalists, over a scandal that saw secret documents leaked to the media. The documents were cited in two books, by journalists Emiliano Fit...
Pope Benedict XVI - Pope Benedict XVI Says He Will Resign
VATICAN CITY — Citing advanced years and infirmity, but showing characteristic tough-mindedness and unpredictability, Pope Benedict XVI shocked Roman Catholics on Monday by saying that he would...
Pope Benedict XVI - Pope Benedict XVI announces resignation – live reaction
Pope Benedict XVI has, in all circumstances, placed the will of God for the good of the Church before every other consideration. That same resoluteness of purpose speaks in his statement announ...
Pope Benedict XVI
This week Pope Benedict XVI will celebrate his 82nd birthday and the fourth anniversary of his pontificate. Joseph Ratzinger was born in Germany on a Holy Sa...
Early life of Pope Benedict XVI
The early life of Pope Benedict XVI concerns the period from his birth in 1927 through the completion of his education and ordination in 1951.
Joseph Alois Ratzinger was born on 16 April (Holy Sa...
Papal conclave, 2005
The Papal conclave of 2005 was convened as a result of the death of Pope John Paul II on 2 April 2005. After his death, the cardinals who were in Rome met and set a date for the beginning of the concl...
Papal conclave, 2005 - Wikipedia
Ceremonial of Benedict XVI
The ceremonial of Benedict XVI (2005-2013) re-introduced several papal garments which had previously fallen into disuse.
Pope Benedict XVI resumed the use of the traditional red papal shoes, which...
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Regensburg lecture
The Regensburg lecture was delivered on 12 September 2006 by Pope Benedict XVI at the University of Regensburg in Germany, where he had once served as a professor of theology. It was entitled "Faith,...
Regensburg lecture - Wikipedia
Cardinals created by Pope Benedict XVI
Pope Benedict XVI (r. 2005–2013) created 90 cardinals in five consistories.
Cardinals created by Pope Benedict XVI - Wikipedia
Ryan report
Ryan report, or Ryan Report, is usually a name for a government document with a principal contributor named "Ryan". Due to the prevalence of "Ryan" as both a surname and a given name, several documen...
Sacramentum Caritatis
Sacramentum caritatis (English: The Sacrament of Charity) is the first post-synodal (Rome, October 2, 2005 – October 23, 2005) apostolic exhortation by Pope Benedict XVI. It was signed February 22...
Cardinal electors for the papal conclave, 2013
The cardinal electors eligible to participate at the 2013 papal conclave are those cardinals under the age of 80 before the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI took effect on 28 February 2013. On March ...
St. Louis Archbishop Says He Didn’t Know It Was Illegal For Priests To Have Sex With Kids
“I’m not sure whether I knew it was a crime or not,” said St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson, who is part of a lawsuit accusing more than 100 priests and church employees of sex abuse. “I understand ...
Gabriele Allegra
The Blessed Gabriele Allegra, O.F.M., was a Franciscan Friar and Biblical scholar. He is best known for performing the first complete translation of the Catholic Bible into the Chinese language. His S...
Gabriele Allegra - Wikipedia
Murphy Report
The Murphy Report is the brief name of the report of an investigation conducted by government of Ireland into the sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic archdiocese of Dublin. It was released in 2009, a...
Frei Galvão
Anthony of St. Ann Galvão, O.F.M. (Portuguese: Antônio de Sant'Anna Galvão, [ˈsɐ̃tw ɐ̃ˈtõn̠ʲʊ dʒɪ sɐ̃ˈtɐ̃nɐ ɡaʊ̯ˈvɐ̃w]), commonly known in Brazil as Frei (Friar) Galvão ([ˈfɾej ɡawˈvɐ̃w] (1739R...
Frei Galvão - Wikipedia
Vatican leaks scandal: Five people charged
The Vatican says it has charged five people, including two journalists, over a scandal that saw secret documents leaked to the media. The documents were cited in two books, by journalists Emiliano Fit...
Georg Ratzinger
Georg Ratzinger PA (born 15 January 1924) is a German Catholic priest and musician, known for his work as the conductor of the Regensburger Domspatzen, the cathedral choir of Regensburg, Germany. He i...
Devasahayam Pillai
Blessed Devasahayam Pillai (Malayalam: ദേവസഹായം പിള്ളTamil: முத்திப்பேறு பெற்ற தேவசகாயம் பிள்ளை 1712–1752), born Neelakanta Pillai in southern India, is a beatified layman of the Latin Catholi...
Devasahayam Pillai - Wikipedia
Clarification concerning status of Catholics becoming Freemasons
The Clarification concerning status of Catholics becoming Freemasons was a February 1981 letter from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith under Cardinal Šeper reiterating the Church's prohib...
Rainer Woelki
Rainer Maria Woelki (born 18 August 1956) is a German Cardinal of the Catholic Church. He has been Archbishop of Cologne since his installation on 20 September 2014 following his appointment by Pope F...
Rainer Woelki - Wikipedia
Cardinals over the age of 80 in Papal conclave, 2013
This is a list of 90 Catholic Cardinals over the age of 80 on February 28, 2013, the date of resignation of Pope Benedict XVI. As such, they are ineligible to vote in the Papal conclave (beginning Mar...