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Benedict XVI denies covering up priest abuse

ROME, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Benedict XVI, the pope emeritus, said in his first public comments since stepping down he didn't try to cover up Roman Catholic priest child sexual abuse.

Benedict taking well to retirement, brother says

ROME, April 23 (UPI) -- Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI's brother Georg said the former pope is "relieved" to no longer hold the fate of the Roman Catholic Church in his hands.

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Pope scraps Vatican staff bonuses, directs money to charity

Pope scraps Vatican staff bonuses, directs money to charity

VATICAN CITY, April 19 (UPI) -- Pope Francis scrapped the bonus Vatican employees usually get following a new pope's election, ordering money instead to go to charity, a spokesman said.
Pope Benedict holds last public mass

Pope Benedict holds last public mass

VATICAN CITY, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Pope Benedict XVI celebrated Ash Wednesday mass, his last public mass and first public appearance since he announced his resignation.
Pope Benedict XVI to resign, cites health

Pope Benedict XVI to resign, cites health

VATICAN CITY, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Pope Benedict XVI said Monday he will resign Feb. 28 because his health forced him "to recognize my incapacity" in leading the Catholic Church.
Pope Benedict bio-picture on the way

Pope Benedict bio-picture on the way

VATICAN CITY, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- A bio-picture about Bavarian-born Pope Benedict XVI is in the works, the film's German producers announced Friday.

Pope supports his secretary of state

VATICAN CITY, July 5 (UPI) -- Pope Benedict XVI, has told Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, Vatican secretary of state, he feels "sorrow" over "unjust criticism" leveled at his longtime aide.

German archbishop to oversee abuse cases

VATICAN CITY, July 2 (UPI) -- Pope Benedict XVI Monday named Regensburg, Germany, Archbishop Gerhard Ludwig Mueller to oversee the Catholic church's sex abuse cases.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, April 19, 2012.
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Pope calls for priestly obedience

Pope calls for priestly obedience

VATICAN CITY, April 5 (UPI) -- Pope Benedict XVI urged Catholic priests to turn to a "radicalism of obedience" in his homily at the Vatican on the Thursday before Easter.

Abuse case against Vatican withdrawn

MILWAUKEE, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- A man who alleges he was sexually abused by a Catholic priest in Wisconsin has withdrawn the lawsuit he filed against the Vatican, the man's attorney says.

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Catholic group objects to Sarandon comment

Catholic group objects to Sarandon comment

NEW YORK, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- The Catholic League says it takes issue with actress Susan Sarandon's comment about Pope Benedict XVI's childhood connection to the Nazi party in Germany.
Pope Benedict visits German home

Pope Benedict visits German home

BERLIN, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Pope Benedict XVI returned to his native Germany Thursday to meet with political leaders and address as many as 70,000 people at Berlin's Olympic stadium.
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