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Topic: Benedict XVI

Pope Francis to publish his first encyclical on Friday

The work will be called Lumen Fidei (“The Light of Faith”)

How come that empty papal chair has become so widely interpreted as symbolic, even sinister? Is this part of a curial anti-Francis conspiracy?

What exactly is the meaning of that ‘Enigma of the Empty Chair’? Everyone seems agreed that there must be one

Close friend seeks to allay fears over Benedict XVI’s health

‘His eyes are bright and joyous,’ says Salvatorian Father Stephan Otto

Pope approves addition of St Joseph to Eucharistic Prayers at most Latin Rite Masses

Pope Francis confirmed the decision originally made by Benedict XVI

Pope Francis, as I hoped, will complete Pope Benedict’s unfinished encyclical: it will be a striking illustration of the hermeneutic of continuity

It would have been a kind of tragedy if this “strong document” had been privately published

Pope confirms he will publish encyclical begun by Benedict XVI

‘It’s an encyclical written with four hands,’ Pope Francis tells Synod of Bishops

Proclaim the Gospel generously and simply, says Pope Francis

‘Poverty and the ability to praise the Lord’ are the signs of a true apostle, Pontiff says in homily

Paschal Uche, the young Catholic who greeted Benedict XVI in Britain, to train for priesthood

Mr Uche has been accepted for seminary training by Bishop Thomas McMahon of Brentwood.

Our throwaway culture is costing lives, says Pope Francis

Pope speaks out on World Environment Day

‘Yours is a noble ideal and the Church is enriched by your presence’

Full text of Archbishop Vincent Nichols’s homily to the Order of Malta