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Tonight on Perspectives: It’s Friday, March 1 and Sede Vacante is officially underway. We tell you how Benedict is settling into his new role as Pope Emeritus. If you get the chance, tune into Salt + Light Television tonight. We bring you a completely new prime-time lineup. ...read more
Photo: Archbishop Pier Luigi Celata, Vice-Chamberlain of the Apostolic Chamber, sits between Fr. Federico Lombardi, SJ and Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB at this afternoon’s press briefing at the Vatican.  Archbishop Celata gave a summary of the Motu Proprio issued by Pope Benedict. Just before noon in Rome, Pope Benedict issued a Motu Proprio leaving the ...read more
This Sunday, live from the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., Salt + Light Television will broadcast a special Mass of Thanksgiving for the pontificate of Benedict XVI. Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the Archbishop of Washington, is the principal celebrant and homilist. He will be joined by Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, the Apostolic Nuncio ...read more
It has been nearly two weeks since Pope Benedict XVI shocked the world by announcing his resignation. Last week we looked at his announcement and the reaction from the cardinals who were first hand witnesses to the historic moment. This week we look at the questions that have begin to arise: what will happen to ...read more
This morning, CBC taped the “Mansbridge One on One” Interview with Fr. Thomas Rosica, C.S.B., inside St. Paul’s Basilica in Toronto. The focus of the interview was the transition taking place in the papacy and the upcoming conclave. Photos from the interview are attached below. Broadcast times are found below: cbc.ca/thenational/mansbridge/ Peter Mansbridge presents a ...read more
News reports about Pope Benedict’s health invariably mention that he has taken on a lighter schedule over the past several months. This is only partly true. While it’s indisputable that the Pope made only two international trips in 2012 — to Mexico and Cuba in March, and Lebanon in September — his daily schedule could ...read more
Tonight on Perspectives: The Church prepares for the last days of Pope Benedict’s pontificate and we bring you the reaction from one of the Cardinals at the consistory yesterday. ...read more
Pope Benedict XVI, 85, who has been considered a guardian of the faith, upholding the traditional teachings of the church leading the clergy in the defense of the faith, announced Feb 11 he is resigning as Bishops of Rome and Pope effective at the end of the month. Regarded as one of the sharpest theologians ...read more
Pope Benedict announced earlier today in Rome that he will resign as Supreme Pontiff and Bishop of Rome on February 28th, 2013. Benedict, the 265th pope in the history of the Church, is the sixth German to serve as Supreme Pontiff and the first German since the 11th century. He became pope in 2005 – ...read more
When a bishop becomes a cardinal, he receives a new red hat and several new jobs within the Church, among them that of pastor for a Roman parish. Six bishops from different parts of the world will become Roman pastors this Saturday. Pope Benedict XVI announced on October 24 that he would elevate six bishops ...read more