Last updated Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 3:17pm
PRAGUE — Pope Benedict XVI called on Christians to lead a life that’s “coherent” with their beliefs in his last public address before becoming the first Roman Catholic pontiff in six centuries to relinquish power.
OGDEN — Monday began just as any day would when the sun didn’t come up.
That was how Ogden resident Michael Joseph reported it felt to hear that Roman Catholic Pope Benedict XVI had resigned.
But as the day wore on, Joseph said, his faith was restored. “Even though this faith is over 2,000 years old, we can still learn things, and this has helped my faith to grow. I’m not discouraged any more.”
-- Pope Benedict XVI announced Monday he would resign Feb. 28 because he
is simply too old to carry on. Here is the text of his announcement,
delivered to cardinals gathered for a ceremony to name three new saints.
VATICAN CITY -- Declaring that he lacks the strength to do his job, Pope
Benedict XVI announced Monday he will resign Feb. 28 - becoming the
first pontiff to step down in 600 years. His decision sets the stage for
a mid-March conclave to elect a new leader for a Roman Catholic Church
in deep turmoil.
VATICAN CITY (AP)
-- The pope pressed his opposition to gay marriage Friday, denouncing
what he described as people manipulating their God-given identities to
suit their sexual choices - and destroying the very "essence of the
human creature" in the process.
VATICAN CITY -- Pope Benedict XVI broke his silence Wednesday over the scandal of leaked documents that has convulsed the Vatican, saying he was saddened by the betrayal but grateful to those aides who work faithfully and in silence to help him do his job.
VATICAN CITY -- The Vatican confirmed Saturday that the pope's butler had been arrested in its embarrassing leaks scandal, adding a Hollywood twist to a sordid tale of power struggles, intrigue and corruption in the highest levels of Catholic Church governance.
HAVANA, Cuba -- Pope Benedict XVI wraps up his visit to Cuba on Wednesday with an open-air Mass in the shrine of the Cuban revolution, hoping to revive the Catholic faith in this communist-run country. His other appointment: a meeting with Fidel Castro.
SANTIAGO, Cuba -- Pope Benedict XVI spent the night in a brand-new home built just for him near the sanctuary of Cuba's Virgin of Charity icon, where he will kneel in quiet prayer early Tuesday before heading to the capital for political meetings.
VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI insisted on Saturday that all of society’s institutions and not just the Catholic church must be held to “exacting” standards in their response to sex abuse of children, and defended the church’s efforts to confront the problem.
Last updated Saturday, November 26, 2011 - 11:17am
VATICAN CITY -- Pope Benedict XVI insisted on Saturday that all of society's institutions and not just the Catholic church must be held to "exacting" standards in their response to sex abuse of children, and defended the church's efforts to confront the problem.
Last updated Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 6:55am
BERLIN -- Pope Benedict XVI warned Germans of the danger of ignoring religion as he began the first state visit to his homeland Thursday, seeking to stem the tide of Catholics leaving the church while acknowledging the damage caused by the clerical sex abuse scandal.
He is expected to be greeted by large protests and a boycott by some lawmakers when he addresses parliament later in the day but also by larger crowds of Catholic faithful.