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Benedict XVI

Conference to explore Benedict’s life and legacy

An inaugural conference in Melbourne next month will bring together experts and specialists on the late Pope Benedict XVI to explore his life and legacy. Source: Melbourne Catholic.

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Pectoral cross of Benedict XVI stolen from Bavarian church

A pectoral cross bequeathed by the late Pope Benedict XVI to a parish in his native Bavaria has been stolen from the church where it was on display. Source: CNA.

Benedict XVI Legal Matters

Prosecutors drop case of alleged cover-up against Benedict XVI

A potential legal case against the late pope Benedict XVI over his handling of abuse during his time as archbishop of Munich has been dropped. Source: CNA.

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Benedict’s ‘lost lectures’ collected in new book

Six lectures of Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger were almost lost forever. But now they have been collected in a new book, The Divine Project: Reflections on Creation and Church. Source: CNA.

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Benedict posthumously defends Christianity in new book

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has posthumously defended Christianity against claims of intolerance “in the name of tolerance”. Source: CNA.

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Pope Francis 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 for his predecessor’s funeral Mass. Source: CNS/USCCB.

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Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI dies aged 95

Pope Benedict XVI died yesterday, aged 95, after a sudden deterioration in his health earlier this week due to his advancing age. Source: The Tablet.

Benedict XVI Bishops

Church in Australia mourns death of Benedict XVI

Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB says Pope Benedict XVI will long be remembered fondly in Australia as the Pontiff who led young people from around the globe in prayer at World Youth Day in Sydney in 2008. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

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Pope Francis expresses gratitude for the life of Benedict

Pope Francis has recalled the “kindness” and “nobility” of his predecessor, paying tribute to the late Pope Benedict XVI for his life of service to the Church, particularly his final years spent in retirement and prayer. Source: Crux.