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Tonight on Perspectives: Catholics worldwide are still reeling from the announcement of Pope Benedict’s resignation. We bring you complete highlights from today’s Ash Wednesday liturgy and Benedict’s General Audience. ...read more
With his announcement February 11, Pope Benedict XVI becomes one of only four popes to resign. The last time a pope resigned from the Chair of Peter was 1415, in effort to end a major schism. The Code of Canon Laws allows for a pope to resign. The only conditions are that the decision be ...read more
For one last time before retirement, Benedict XVI is ushering the Church into Lent. Today the Holy Father will preside at mass to mark Ash Wednesday, during which he will bless and distribute ashes to the penitent faithful. Unlike past years, the liturgy will not be held at the Basilica of Santa Sabina, southeast of ...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