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Some find fault with Francis’ homily for Benedict.

VATICAN CITY — The unusual nature of Thursday’s funeral for Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, presided over by his successor, Pope…

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Faithful Gather in the Vatican to View Pope Benedict’s Body

Tens of thousands came to see the pope emeritus, who died on Saturday at age 95, as he lay in…

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Benedict Leaves Behind a Conflicted Legacy on Clerical Sexual Abuse

Joseph Ratzinger was accused of mishandling cases when he was bishop of Munich, but as pope he was credited with…

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The First Afterlife of Pope Benedict XVI

The first pope to resign was Celestine V, born Pietro Da Morrone, who was living the life of a pious…

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Biden and Pelosi pay homage to Pope Benedict XVI.

CHRISTIANSTED, V.I. — President Biden praised former Pope Benedict XVI for his “generosity” on Saturday, joining other American Catholics in…

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With Benedict’s Death, an Unprecedented Moment for the Modern Church

Benedict stunned the Roman Catholic world by becoming the first pope in nearly 600 years to resign. Now his death…

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Benedict was criticized for his leadership of the church’s sex abuse scandal.

The clerical sex abuse scandal festered and then broke open under Pope John Paul II in the years that Cardinal…

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His resignation as pope in 2013 shocked the world.

ROME — When Benedict XVI resigned in 2013, he was the first pope to do so in six centuries, and…

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From Germans, an Outpouring of Mixed Emotions at Benedict XVI’s Death

Church bells rang across Germany on Saturday as leaders around the country paid their respects to Benedict XVI — the…

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Pope Benedict’s Life in Pictures

A soft-spoken intellectual and scholar, Benedict XVI was the head of the world’s 1.3 billion Roman Catholics for eight years,…

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