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.
UPI Almanac for Friday, April 19, 2013.
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 XVI celebrated Ash Wednesday mass, his last public mass and first public appearance since he announced his resignation.
Pope Benedict XVI said Monday he will resign Feb. 28 because his health forced him "to recognize my incapacity" in leading the Catholic Church.
A bio-picture about Bavarian-born Pope Benedict XVI is in the works, the film's German producers announced Friday.
Pope Benedict XVI, has told Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, Vatican secretary of state, he feels "sorrow" over "unjust criticism" leveled at his longtime aide.
Pope Benedict XVI Monday named Regensburg, Germany, Archbishop Gerhard Ludwig Mueller to oversee the Catholic church's sex abuse cases.
UPI Almanac for Thursday, April 19, 2012.
Pope Benedict XVI urged Catholic priests to turn to a "radicalism of obedience" in his homily at the Vatican on the Thursday before Easter.
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