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Dominican Father Timothy Radcliffe will lead the bishops and participants in the Synod of Bishops in a retreat near Rome from October 1–3
The funeral Mass was simple and solemn, in accord with Benedict XVI’s wishes
Pope Francis presides over the funeral of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI on Thursday, Jan. 5, at 9:30 a.m. (Central European Time) in St. Peter’s...
Unprecedented in the history of the Church in modern time, Pope Francis celebrates the funeral of his predecessor - the first time a pope has done so since 1802
“The express request on the part of the emeritus pope is that everything be simple with regard to the funeral"
Simple rituals of prayer, holy water, incense, and silent goodbyes began in darkness inside the Vatican’s Mater Ecclesiae Monastery
Catholics have traveled to the Vatican from both near and far to see the late pope for the last time and to pray for his eternal repose
Pope Francis on Wednesday asked for prayers for a “very ill” Benedict XVI at the end of his general audience
The latest round of hearings at the Vatican’s historic finance trial has revealed several twists that profoundly changed proceedings