Articles Tagged 'Pope Benedict XVI'

Pope Bids Faithful Farewell In Emotional, Historic Exit

CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy—For the first time in the past six centuries of Roman Catholicism, a pope appeared at his balcony—high above the throng—not to greet… READ MORE

Christians Flock to Bethlehem; Pope Celebrates Christmas Mass at Vatican

December 25, 2012

VATICAN CITY – Despite the tension and violence that shook the Holy Land this year, Christians from around the world flocked to Manger Square in… READ MORE

Pope says future of mankind at stake over gay marriage

by The Telegraph
December 22, 2012

“In the fight for the family, the very notion of being – of what being human really means – is being called into question,” the… READ MORE

Vatican confirms pope’s butler arrested in embarrassing leaks whodunit

May 26, 2012
By Associated Press, The Washington Post VATICAN CITY — The Vatican confirmed Saturday that the pope’s butler had been arrested in its embarrassing leaks scandal, adding a Hollywood twist to a sordid tale of power struggles, intrigue and corruption in the highest levels of Catholic Church governance. Paolo Gabriele, a layman who lives inside Vatican City, was arrested Wednesday with… READ MORE


April 8, 2012
By FRANCES D’EMILIO | Associated Press VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Benedict XVI, carrying a tall, lit candle, ushered in Christianity’s most joyous celebration with an Easter vigil service Saturday night, but voiced fears that mankind is groping in darkness, unable to distinguish good from evil. Easter for Christians commemorates Christ’s triumph over death with his resurrection following his crucifixion.… READ MORE

Benedict arrives in Cuba in footsteps of John Paul

March 27, 2012
By ANDREA RODRIGUEZ, Associated Press – 3 minutes ago SANTIAGO, Cuba (AP) — Pope Benedict XVI arrived in Cuba on Monday in the footsteps of his more famous predecessor, gently pressing the island’s longtime communist leaders to push through “legitimate” reforms their people desire, while also criticizing the excesses of capitalism. In contrast to the raucous welcome Benedict received in… READ MORE

Pope Benedict: communism no longer working in Cuba

March 25, 2012
By John Hooper , Guardian UK Pope Benedict XVI, flying to Cuba for a historic visit, has said that Marxism was out of place in the contemporary world and urged Cubans to find “new models”. His remarks on Friday were at least as forthright as any made by his predecessor, John Paul II, on a groundbreaking trip to the country… READ MORE

Pope arrives in Mexico to warm welcome, tackling topic of drug violence

March 24, 2012
By Associated Press, The Washington Post LEON, Mexico — Pope Benedict XVI landed in Mexico on Friday to throngs of faithful who gathered at the tarmac and lined more than 20 miles of his route into the city shouting the ultimate welcome: “Benedict, brother, you are now Mexican.” Many thought such a warm reception, complete with folkloric dance and mariachis,… READ MORE

Pope’s Christmas message urges end to Syria violence

December 26, 2011
BBC News Pope Benedict XVI has used his traditional Christmas Day message to pray for an end to the bloodshed in Syria. The head of the Roman Catholic Church said: “May the Lord bring an end to the violence in Syria, where much blood has already been shed.” He also urged the world to help famine victims in the Horn

Despite Shooting Incident Pope Celebrates Mass and Defends Traditional Values

September 25, 2011
By Associated Press, FREIBURG, Germany – Pope Benedict XVI called Saturday for a common front with Orthodox Christians to defend traditional church values, warning of threats posed by abortion and gay marriage. Facing discontent within his German flock, the pope said religion must not be banished from public life and that Christian churches “are walking side by side” in… READ MORE

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