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Pope Francis visits Benedict XVI before his upcoming birthday

April 13, 2017. Vatican releases statement that the pope visited Benedict XVI yesterday.
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Colosseum's Way of the Cross meditations written by female biblical scholar

March 31, 2017. Anne-MariePelletier'smeditations will be read during the event on Good Friday.

Pope's personal secretary Monsignor Georg Gänswein turns 56


In 2003, Joseph Ratzinger appointed him as his personal secretary. A job that would change dramatically when two years later Ratzinger would be elected pope.

Since then he has become the shadow of Benedict XVI. A special web page was created to offer thanks for all his work under the pope. There, people can leave their own messages and videos to wish a happy birthday to the pope's assistant.