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Claire Giangravé - Associated Press
Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI likely received the third dose of the Covid-19 vaccine in October, according to official Vatican reports.
Monseigneur Georg Ratzinger and his brother, Pope Benedict XVI, take a walk through the garden of a house the pope owns in Pentling, near Regensburg, Germany, on Sept. 13, 2006.
KNA International
Benedict’s longing for heaven, recently hinted at in a letter of condolence, is not to be interpreted as meaning that the former pope “no longer has any desire to live.”
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI as he arrives in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican on Oct. 19, 2014.
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The Associated Press
Retired Pope Benedict XVI has said he hopes to soon join a beloved professor friend in “the afterlife,” in a sign that the 94-year-old pontiff is not only accepting his eventual death but welcoming it.
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Carol Glatz - Catholic News Service
Pope Francis praised his predecessor's courage in denouncing the danger of people no longer respecting or understanding the sacredness of human life in the introduction to a new book.
Arts & CultureShort Take
James T. Keane
I know what you’re thinking. Joseph Ratzinger would have made an amazing host of “Jeopardy!” I don’t disagree.
Cardinal Walter Brandmuller elevates the Eucharist during a Tridentine Mass at the Altar of the Chair in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican May 15, 2011. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
America Staff
“I never imagined that Pope Francis would go back that strongly to what Vatican II said and uphold it.”