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- 2 April, 2023
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Key moments in Benedict’s eight-year papacy
Pope Benedict XVI, who had an impressive record as a teacher and defender of the basics of the Catholic faith, will go down in history as the first pope in almost 600 years to resign. Source: OSV News.
Pope Benedict’s spiritual testament: ‘Stand firm in the faith’
Pope Benedict XVI’s final message to Catholics around the world was: “Stand firm in the faith! Do not let yourselves be confused!” Source: CNS Rome.