- May 10, 2021
We live in a time of instant opinion, in which perspective is generally the first casualty of war. Nevertheless, here’s a bit of perspective anyone who follows Vatican news and the Catholic scene ought to try to keep in mind: The papacy, as it’s come to be understood, is an impossible gig.
Archbishop Georg Gänswein, personal secretary of the Benedict XVI said that it’s “a generic and superficial criticism” to define the statements made from the monastery where Benedict lives as “inappropriate.”
In a new interview, Pope emeritus Benedict XVI reaffirms that there is only “one pope,” Pope Francis “very important” journey to Iraq, and United States President Joe Biden.
Thinking in terms of bad guys and smoking guns is often a prescription for over-simplifying a more complicated story.
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.
Retired Pope Benedict XVI followed the funeral of his brother, Georg Ratzinger, via live streaming.
Pope Francis has sent retired Pope Benedict XVI his prayers and condolences for the death of his brother, Msgr. Georg Ratzinger.
Monsignor Georg Ratzinger, the older brother of Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI, who earned renown in his own right as a director of an acclaimed German boys’ choir, has died at 96.