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AK in the Vatican

...Roman Catholic Bishops of Alaska met this week with Pope Benedict XVI, the heads of the various offices of the Vatican and...the earliest shepherds."In their meeting with Pope Benedict XVI, Bishop Kettler told the Pope that the thrust of the...
Servant of the Servants of God

The resignation and retirement of Pope Benedict XVI and the conclave which will soon meet to elect his of these recent weeks: the retirement of Pope Benedict XVI and the election of his successor, are a striking reminder...
Alaskans in Madrid

...entire world and to gather with Pope Benedict XVI. This year we have 140 Alaskans...gather to celebrate Mass with Pope Benedict XVI this week in the Spanish capital...Spain. The Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, arrived on Thursday and was greeted...
Pope Francis at 2-year mark

...Those are rankings not seen since John Paul's rock star days. And they trump the favorability ratings for Pope Benedict XVI even among more orthodox, church-going Catholics."Two years after his election, Francis has made the face of...
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The Brazil Beat

...WORLD CUP PARTY VATICAN CITY - The Vatican says it is unlikely that Pope Francis and his predecessor, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, would get together to watch their home teams in the World Cup final on Sunday.Vatican spokesman, the Rev. Federico...
Analysis: Pope's revolution; not all are pleased with him

...said church historian Alberto Melloni.Such enthusiasm isn't shared across the board.Francis' predecessor, Benedict XVI, had coddled traditionalist Catholics attached to the old Latin Mass and opposed to the modernizing reforms of the...
The challenges and joys of following Francis

...Within the Church this past year we have seen extraordinary events of our own, beginning with the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI in February 2013, the first papal resignation in over 800 years. This was followed by the election of a new Pope from...
Pope criticizes church emphasis on abortion, gays

...the pope's clearest declaration yet of a break in tone and style from his immediate predecessors.John Paul II and Benedict XVI were both intellectuals for whom doctrine was paramount, an orientation that guided the selection of a generation of...
Bishop Michael Warfel prepares to leave Juneau

...reassignment to the Diocese of Billings in Great Falls, Mont. Sound off on the important issues at The decision by Pope Benedict XVI was announced Tuesday in Washington, D.C. "I'm sad to leave but also excited for new challenges," Warfel said...
Local Bishop meets with the Pope, Vatican officials and US Ambassador

...with the Vatican and the successor of St. Peter - Pope Benedict XVI." "It was an honor and a privilege to tell the Holy...dialogue, to name a few. The new bishops met with Pope Benedict XVI and members of his curia. The Pontiff spoke to the...


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