BERLIN (AP) — Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI has fallen ill after his return from a trip to his native Bavaria to visit his brother, who died a month ago, a German newspaper reported Monday.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican press office denied that Archbishop Georg Gaenswein, who works for both the reigning and the retired pope, had been officially suspended as head of Francis' papal household over his role in the scandal.
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VATICAN CITY (RNS) — The former pope asked to be dropped as co-author of a book, due out in February that appears to disagree with Francis on priestly celibacy, according to an aide.
(RNS) — Although technically Benedict lost his papal authority when he resigned, his new book on priestly celibacy shows how he still flexes his authority.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — In a new book he co-authored, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI defends clerical celibacy at a time when Pope Francis is considering allowing more married men to become Catholic priests.
(RNS) — The story of the three kings, like the film of the two popes, is not factual, but it still teaches us deep truths.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) – Held together by engaging writing and artful acting, the movie ‘The Two Popes’ offers an intimate look at the relationship between Pope Francis and Benedict XVI, delivering a powerful message about dialogue and mercy along the way.
(RNS) — The recent Amazon synod has exposed just how far conservative Catholicism has been reshaped in the image of American evangelicalism.
(RNS) — Throughout history, church and political authorities have used horrendous physical, emotional and psychological pressures in fruitless conversion campaigns.
(RNS) — By making these men cardinals, the pope is handing them megaphones.
(RNS) — Rather than blame the environmental crisis on humanity's fallen state, as his predecessors did, Francis emphasizes how nature brings us closer to God.
(RNS) — After Oct. 15, 53% of the cardinal electors will have been appointed by Francis.
(RNS) — Using Aristotelian concepts to explain Catholic mysteries in the 21st century is a fool’s errand. When was the last time you met an Aristotelian outside a Catholic seminary?
(RNS) — The church’s Consistent Life Ethic, rightly understood, could challenge our impoverished and incoherent political imagination and let a new generation begin the hard work of laying out the foundational principles for what comes next.