The longtime personal secretary of Pope Benedict XVI said he recently discovered the late pope had five cousins who could inherit a small amount of money.
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Pope Francis on Critics, Health, Homosexuality, and Benedict’s Death
Public criticism by cardinals and bishops is annoying — “like a rash that bothers you a bit,” Pope Francis said — but differences need to be aired and criticism can be helpful, he told the Associated Press.
How Co-Cathedral’s Approval by Pope Helped Ready Diocese For Global Pandemic
During the pandemic, the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph became the base for live-streaming Masses in multiple languages. A state-of-the-art broadcast studio was part of renovations following Pope Benedict XVI’s designating the co-cathedral title in 2013.
At Funeral, Pope Remembers Benedict’s ‘Wisdom, Tenderness, Devotion’
Pope Benedict XVI “spread and testified to” the Gospel his entire life, Pope Francis told tens of thousands of people gathered Jan. 5 for his predecessor’s funeral Mass.
Scroll In Benedict’s Casket Briefly Summarizes His Life And Ministry
Pope Benedict XVI was a renowned theologian, a “recognized authority,” who left “a rich legacy of studies and research on the fundamental truths of the faith,” said the official summary of his life and papacy.
Mourners See Pope’s Funeral As Celebration Of Life And Legacy
Just before 7 a.m. Jan. 5, the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica was so shrouded with fog that it was scarcely visible. Yet the sounds of German folk music permeated the dense air as some 500 traditionally dressed Bavarians descended upon the Vatican to attend the funeral of their beloved countryman, Pope Benedict XVI.
The Saints’ Spot: Pope Benedict XVI Laid To Rest Today Where Two Canonized Popes Were Buried
In what looks like a continuation of pontifical legacy, Pope Benedict XVI was buried in the crypt where his Polish predecessor, St. John Paul II, was first buried. St. John XXIII also was buried there prior to his beatification.
Papal Biographer: Benedict ‘Will Be Canonized Some Day’
For Peter Seewald, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger was someone “who is what he says and what he preaches.” This not only mesmerized Seewald but made him fully come back to the Catholic Church. International bestsellers co-written with Pope Benedict XVI and a thick biography followed.
Cardinal Dolan Says Church is Grateful for Retired Pope’s Holiness, Ministry
The death of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has brought “a sense of sadness” to the faithful but “also a sense of gratitude … as we thank almighty God for the good shepherd he was,” Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York said in his homily at St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Jan. 1, the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God.
World’s Christians to be Represented at Pope Benedict’s Funeral
Representatives from the world’s Christian churches will travel to the Vatican to attend the funeral Mass of Pope Benedict XVI in St. Peter’s Square Jan. 5.