benedict xvi is the first of the fallible popes, and a recognition of that fact lies at the heart of all reform to come.
Why on earth would Pope benedict xvi want to rehabilitate a Holocaust denier?
benedict xvi admitted to journalists on the papal plane that the sex abuse scandal was “truly terrifying.”
When Pope benedict xvi retires on February 28, he will be the first pontiff in 600 years to leave his post by choice.
The uproar that followed was unfortunate; the issues benedict xvi put on the table of world discussion remain completely salient.
Popes John XXIII, John Paul II, and benedict xvi were phenomenal friends of the world Jewish community and Israel.
He also thanked his predecessor, benedict xvi, and gave a shout-out to other religions.
All of the elector-Cardinals were appointed by John Paul II and benedict xvi.
Joseph Ratzinger was elected in the secret conclave a few weeks later, and became Pope benedict xvi.
At a bare minimum, however, benedict xvi has set the stage for an election in which the cardinals have some room to maneuver.