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I carry with me every day in my heart an aspiration: "Rome!"

Pope Benedict XVI on Monday said he plans on resigning the papal office on February 28th. Below please find his announcement. Full text of Pope’s declaration Dear Brothers, I have convoked you to this Consistory, not only for the three canonizations, but also to communicate to you a [...]
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Pope announced his resignation

The Pope is unable to continue. He made the announcement today to the cardinals gathered in Rome. On February 28 at 8 p.m. Benedict XVI will no longer be Pope. That date will kick off the sede vacante, or vacant seat.
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Pope's General Audience: Why we call God, Father

BENEDICT XVI, GENERAL AUDIENCE, Paul VI Audience Hall. Wednesday, 30 January 2013 God has made us his adopted sons and daughters. In our continuing catechesis during this Year of Faith, we now reflect on the Creed’s description of God as “the Father Almighty”. Despite the crisis [...]
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What does 'I believe in God' mean?

BENEDICT XVI, GENERAL AUDIENCE, Paul VI Audience Hall. Wednesday, 23 January 2013 A big treasure In our catechesis for this Year of Faith, we now turn to the Creed, the solemn profession of our faith as Christians. At the beginning of the Creed, we say “I believe [...]
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Lake Genesaret and Tabgha: the Church of the Primacy of St Peter

In the footprints of our Faith Few places in the Holy Land are so directly linked to the New Testament as Lake Gennesaret (Genesareth), also known as the Sea of Galilee and Lake Tiberias. In other places, two thousand years of history have brought dramatic changes [...]
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How should Christians speak about God?

Pope Benedict XVI's general audience, November 28, 2012: How should Christians speak about God? Text of the English part of the audience: Dear Brothers and Sisters, In our continuing catechesis for the Year of Faith, we now consider the question of how we are to speak about God [...]
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Faith is not blind

Video (Romereports.com). Pope's general audience of November 21, 2012. Through faith and reason we find truth. As part of his catechesis on the Year of Faith, Benedict XVI talked about faith and reason. He explained that faith and reason are not at odds. Instead, the [...]
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Reasons for having both faith and hope

http://en.romereports.com. The Pope continued his catechesis on the Year of Faith, by explaining that in a time of 'practical atheism' and secularism, Christians need to give convincing reasons for having both faith and hope.
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A new series of catecheses

Benedict XVI, General Audience. Saint Peter's Square. Wednesday, 17 October 2012. Dear Brothers and Sisters, Today I will introduce the new cycle of catechesis, which will be developed throughout the Year of Faith that has just started and interrupt - for this period - the cycle dedicated [...]
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The Creed, the official prayer of this year of faith

(Romereports.com) At this week’s general audience, Pope Benedict began a new catechesis on the meaning of the Year of Faith. In previous weeks, he had been presenting a series of teachings on prayer. BENEDICT XVI “The Year of Faith invites us to renewed enthusiasm for the gift [...]
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