Pope Benedict XVI – Twelve Years Later

Posted April 19, 2017 9:33 pm by Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB

Pope Benedict XVI – Twelve Years Later

The momentous occasions of Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger’s election to the See of Peter twelve years ago today – April 19, 2005 – and his courageous resignation from that office on February 11, 2013 – stand as landmark moments in the life of the Catholic Church and in the life of the world. Pope Benedict was pigeonholed from the beginning as the “conservative” pope. For eight years on the chair of Peter, he turned to Scripture far more than doctrine, making connections between the early Christians and people of our time struggling to live their faith. He tackled contemporary social and

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