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archbishop georg gaenswein stands next to the coffin of pope benedict while wearing full bishop garb of purple and white
KNA International
According to the book, the pope emeritus ordered the destruction of all his private notes in writing, “without exceptions and without loopholes.”
georg gänswein signs a paper in the foreground with the casket of benedict in the background with other priests and cardinals in the back
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
Pope Benedict XVI was a renowned theologian, a “recognized authority,” who left “a rich legacy of studies and research on the fundamental truths of the faith,” said the official summary of his life and papacy.
Gerard O’Connell
The bells tolled, the organ played, and the congregation of 50,000 Romans and pilgrims applauded warmly as pallbearers brought the casket of Pope Benedict XVI onto the steps of St. Peter’s Basilica.
FaithScripture Reflections
Jill Rice
A Reflection for Thursday before Epiphany, by Jill Rice
Pope Benedict XVI waves from the balcony of his summer residence in Castel Gandolfo, Italy, during his Angelus prayer on Aug. 29, 2010. (CNS photo/Max Rossi, Reuters)
David Gibson
A timeline of significant events in the life of Pope Benedict XVI.
The Editors
The death of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has deprived the church of a dedicated pastor whose papal witness stands as a model of grace and humility for his successors.