Pope Benedict lived the faith he taught, says Archbishop Gänswein
The person closest to Pope Benedict XVI for the past two and a half years said the most important thing about him was that “the faith he learned, taught and proclaimed was the faith he lived.”
U.S. bishops call Catholics to unite in mourning the death of retired pope
Across the U.S., Catholic bishops called on the faithful to unite in mourning for retired Pope Benedict XVI, who died on the eve of the new year.
Pope Benedict’s funeral will respect his wishes to be simple
In accordance with Pope Benedict XVI’s wishes, his funeral and moments of prayer surrounding it will be simple, according to the Vatican press office.
Pope Benedict’s spiritual testament: ‘Stand firm in the faith’
Retired Pope Benedict XVI’s final message to Catholics around the world was: “Stand firm in the faith! Do not let yourselves be confused!”
Pope Benedict XVI Dies; Funeral To Be Jan. 5 In St. Peter’s Square
Retired Pope Benedict XVI, who had an impressive record as a teacher and defender of the basics of Catholic faith, is likely to go down in history books as the first pope in almost 600 years to resign.
Mourners see pope’s funeral as celebration of life and legacy
Just before 7 a.m. Jan. 5, the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica was so shrouded with fog that it was scarcely visible. Yet the sounds of German folk music permeated the dense air as some 500 traditionally dressed Bavarians descended upon the Vatican to attend the funeral of their beloved countryman, Pope Benedict XVI.