As the world mourns the passing of Pope Benedict XVI, we see not just the end of the life of a true holy man and brilliant theologian but also the end of an era — his collaboration with Pope Francis.
The Death of Pope Benedict XVI
Retired Pope Benedict XVI, who had an impressive record as a teacher and defender of the basics of the Catholic faith, is likely to go down in history books as the first pope in almost 600 years to resign.
He died on Dec. 31 at the age of 95, nearly 10 years after leaving the papacy to retire to what he said would be a life of prayer and study.
Pope Benedict XVI’s Appointments Will Have a Lasting Influence on U.S. Catholicism
Pope Benedict XVI’s considerable influence will be seen and felt for decades after his passing, particularly in the leadership of the Catholic Church in the United States.
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.
Only In Print: Pope Benedict’s Final Resting Place
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI was buried on Jan. 5 in the Vatican Grottoes, a space located beneath St. Peter’s Basilica that serves as the final resting place of numerous popes and historical figures.
Late Pontiff’s Teachings Had Big Impact on Diocesan Priests
One of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s special gifts, say the diocesan priests who met him and studied his theological writings, was his strength as a teacher and his ability to simplify a message.
Recalling Pope Benedict’s Only Trip to U.S. as Pontiff
The April 2008 visit by Pope Benedict XVI to the U.S., which included a three-day trip to New York, turned out to be his only journey to this country as pontiff. But according to people who remember it, the visit, while brief, left a lasting impression.
Currents News Special Coverage: The Funeral Mass of Pope Benedict XVI
Currents News presents special coverage of the Funeral Mass of Pope Benedict XVI on Thursday, January 5. Anchor Christine Persichette is joined by Father Frank Tumino, Editor Emeritus of The Tablet Ed Wilkinson, and correspondents from the Vatican.
Diocese of Brooklyn Offers Mass to Honor Life of Pope Benedict XVI
The Diocese of Brooklyn celebrated a Mass in honor of the late Pope Benedict XVI on Thursday, January 5, 2023, at the Cathedral Basilica of St. James.
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.