Pope Benedict XVI, a man of great courage and humility 9

Today, Pope Francis invites us to remember Benedict, Pontiff Emeritus, in our prayers:

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A Final Wave from the Holy Father 23

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – On his last full day as pope, Pope Benedict XVI delivered an unusually personal and emotional farewell address, thanking the faithful around the world for their support and assuring them that he would remain in their service even in retirement.

“I will continue to accompany the path of the church with prayer and reflection, with that dedication to the Lord and to his bride that I have tried to live every day till now and that I want to live always,” the pope told a crowd in St. Peter’s Square Feb. 27, the eve of his resignation. (Continue reading…) More…

Pope Benedict Will Be Known As “Pope Emeritus” 13

Vatican News reported this morning that Pope Benedict will be known as ‘Pope emeritus’ or ‘Pontiff emeritus.’ He’ll keep the name of ‘His Holiness, Benedict XVI,’ and will wear a white cassock without the cape called a ‘mozzetta.’  More…