During a short visit on Friday, the laureates also met with Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI
But Benedict XVI
stood pat on his decision to voluntarily step down from office as supreme pontiff.
POPE Benedict XVI
defrocked nearly 400 priests in two years for molesting children, it emerged last night.
NNA - Apostolic Nuncio, Gabrile Caccia, hailed on Friday the distinguished Lebanese unity that was eminent during the visit of Pope Benedict XVI
John XXIII, who called the landmark second Vatican council and John Paul II, who crisscrossed the globe during his 26 years as leader of the Roman Catholic Church will be announced as saints and Benedict XVI
may join Pope Francis for canonization of two predecessors in April.
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI
has returned to the Vatican (2 May), as planned, to take up permanent residence inside Vatican City at the Mater Ecclesiae Monastery in the Vatican Gardens.
When we read the social encyclical of Benedict XVI
, Caritas in Veritate, two things strike us from its very first page: first, its title and, second, the list of recipients.
The 76-year-old Jesuit is viewed as a compassionate conservative who reportedly came second during the 2005 conclave which chose his predecessor Benedict XVI
Peter's rang out, a helicopter flew Benedict XVI
Just like the billions of Catholics around the world, I was stunned when TV news flashed the report that Pope Benedict XVI
had decided to "renounce his Petrine ministry" because of failing health.
has left the Vatican for the last time as pope, flying by helicopter to the Vatican's vacation retreat hours before becoming the first pontiff to resign in 600 years.
Benedict also gave a final set of instructions to the "princes" A helicopter Benedict XVI
leaves the of the church who will elect his successor, urging them to be united as they huddle to choose the 266th leader of the world's 1.