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Pope Benedict Retirement

Pope Francis Speaks Out On Benedict's Decision To Retire

AP | FRANCES D'EMILIO | Posted 08.30.2013 | Religion

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis on Sunday praised his predecessor, Benedict XVI, for courageously following his conscience in deciding to retire. ...

Pope Emeritus Starts New Life With Television And Good Night Sleep

Agence France Presse | | Posted 05.01.2013 | Religion

Benedict XVI began his life of retirement by watching a bit of television, getting a good night's sleep and reciting the rosary, the Vatican said Frid...

WATCH: Seniors Read Retired Pope Benedict's Tweets

Posted 03.01.2013 | Fifty

On February 28, Pope Benedict XVI gave one last message to his followers before he stepped down... on Twitter. He tweeted: "Thank you for your love...

WATCH: The Video The Pope Doesn't Want You To See

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.20.2013 | Comedy

Pope Benedict as an Ensure-swilling, blunt-bogarting grump? A goofy new video, "It's Hard Out Here For A Pope," presents the unholy possibility in ...

Benedict: The Quiet Pope, the Scholar

Michael Novak | Posted 04.20.2013 | Religion
Michael Novak

I have known Joseph Ratzinger since we were both young men at the Second Vatican Council in 1963-64. After the death of John Paul the Great, I very much wanted his great friend Ratzinger to succeed him, old and frail of health as he was.

Pope To Live 'Hidden From The World'

Religion News Service | Alessandro Speciale | Posted 02.15.2013 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (RNS) Addressing church leaders for one of the last times of his papacy, Pope Benedict XVI said Thursday (Feb. 14) that he intends to liv...