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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.

Benedict XVI says goodbye to all cardinals in Rome, pledges allegiance to next Pope


Cardenal Angelo Sodano, the dean of the College of Cardinals, thanked the Pope on behalf of all his colleagues for his example and hard work guiding the Church in the past eight years. Cardinal Sodano's concluded his speech using a German phrase that Benedict XVI would often cite, "Vergelt's Gott,” which roughly means "God bless you.”