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Video: “First Take: Vatican”
Catholic News Service (16 June 2011)
Last weekend Pope Benedict made history when he held an audience with about 1,500 Gypsies. It was the latest event in the Vatican’s long effort to build pastoral bridges to the Gypsy populations as they face new forms of discrimination in Europe.

Pope Reaches Out to Europe’s Gypsies
Catholic News Service (14 June 2011)
Pope Benedict XVI prayed that the world’s Gypsies no longer be subjected to prejudice, oppression and rejection.

Pope Calls for Reform in Syria
Catholic News Service (10 June 2011)
The civilian unrest ripping through Syria and other Arab countries is a sign that people want a better future, Pope Benedict XVI told Syria’s new ambassador to the Vatican.

Pope Meets With Biden and Abbas
Catholic News Service (3 June 2011)
Pope Benedict XVI met with U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden in an unannounced visit June 3.

Pope Calls for Peace in North Africa, Middle East
Catholic News Service (27 June 2011)
Pope Benedict XVI called for emergency assistance to thousands of people fleeing the violence and civil strife in North Africa and the Middle East, and he appealed to nations to explore “every possible form of mediation” to bring an end to the conflicts.

Baltimore Archbishop to Head Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre
Catholic News Service (30 August 2011)
Pope Benedict XVI appointed Archbishop Edwin F. O’Brien of Baltimore as pro-grand master of the Equestrian Order (Knights) of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, based in Rome.

Catholic, Orthodox Evangelization
Catholic News Service (6 September 2011)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — In many countries, Catholics and Orthodox face the same challenges in strengthening Christian life, and an important part of that effort is working together with love and respect, Pope Benedict XVI said.

Indian Bishops Visit Vatican
Catholic News Service (7 September 2011)
ROME (CNS) — The religious nature of the Indian people, discrimination against Catholics, interreligious dialogue and evangelization were the main topics of discussion when two dozen Indian bishops sat down with Pope Benedict XVI in early September.

Pope Addresses Indian Bishops
Catholic News Service (9 September 2011)
CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy (CNS) — Catholic schools and institutions need to be “genuinely Catholic” and pass on the values that support communities and the truth that saves souls, Pope Benedict XVI said.

Muslim Students in Indonesia Invite Pope
Catholic News Service (13 September 2011)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Leaders of Indonesia’s largest Muslim student group came to the Vatican to extend an invitation to Pope Benedict XVI to speak at a conference in Bali in 2012.

Religious Leaders Evoke ‘Spirit of Assisi’
Catholic News Service (14 September 2011)
MUNICH (CNS) — St. Francis of Assisi appeals to believers and nonbelievers alike because they long for a world where people see each other as brothers and sisters and where they recognize and respect creation as a gift to all, said the superior of the Franciscan convent in Assisi.

Pope Urges India’s Bishops to Evangelize
Catholic News Service (20 September 2011)
CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy (CNS) — Despite challenges, hardship and trials, Catholics in India must continue to evangelize, Pope Benedict XVI said.

Pope Says Catholic-Jewish Dialogue Important
Catholic News Service (23 September 2011)
BERLIN (CNS) — The Nazi “reign of terror” clearly demonstrated the depths of evil that men are capable of when they deny God and the dignity of all people he created, Pope Benedict XVI told leaders of Germany’s Jewish community.

Pope Addresses Muslims
Catholic News Service (27 September 2011)
BERLIN (CNS) — Believers in God have a contribution to make toward building a better world marked by respect for each human being, Pope Benedict XVI told representatives of Germany’s Muslim communities.

Pope Meets With Orthodox Leaders
Catholic News Service (27 September 2011)
FREIBURG, Germany (CNS) — Meeting a dozen Orthodox bishops in Germany, Pope Benedict XVI continued his appeal for people of faith to work together to bring God and moral values back to German society.

Pope Meets Top Russian Orthodox Ecumenist
Catholic News Service (29 September 2011)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI met Sept. 29 with Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, the chief ecumenist of the Russian Orthodox Church.

Pope Pleas for Aid to Draught Victims in Horn of Africa
Catholic News Service (6 October 2011)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI asked the international community to continue aid to the drought- and famine-stricken Horn of Africa and asked individuals to offer prayers and donate money to help save the millions facing death.

Pope Condemns Attack on Christians in Egypt
Catholic News Service (12 October 2011)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Condemning an attack on unarmed Christians in Egypt, Pope Benedict XVI said that during the country’s transition to democracy, all of its citizens and institutions must work to guarantee the rights of minorities.

Interreligious Encounter in Assisi
Catholic News Service (14 October 2011)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Slowly and carefully, the Vatican is setting the stage for the third edition of the interreligious “prayer for peace” encounter in the Italian pilgrimage town of Assisi.

Assisi Meeting Will Feature Joint Pilgrimage
Catholic News Service (19 October 2011)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — More than 300 delegates from dozens of Christian churches, the world’s major religions and nonbelievers will join Pope Benedict XVI in Assisi Oct. 27 for a peace gathering focused more on common pilgrimage than on prayer, a Vatican official said.

Pope Prays Assisi Meeting Will Foster Peace
Catholic News Service (27 October 2011)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI prayed that his interreligious pilgrimage to Assisi would promote dialogue among believers of different faiths and help the world move toward peace and reconciliation.

Philosopher and Atheist Julia Kristeva Addresses Assisi
Catholic News Service (28 October 2011)
ASSISI, Italy (CNS) — It isn’t every day that the Vatican shares the papal stage with a nonbeliever.

Assisi Participants Express a Sense of Crisis in Modern Society
Catholic News Service (28 October 2011)
ASSISI, Italy (CNS) — A common thread ran through many of the speeches and invocations of this year’s “prayer for peace” encounter in Assisi: the uneasy sense that the world is facing not merely conflicts and wars, but a much broader crisis that affects social and cultural life in every country.

Pope Says Believers Must Oppose Violence to Promote Peace
Catholic News Service (28 October 2011)
ASSISI, Italy (CNS) — Taking 300 religious leaders with him on pilgrimage to Assisi, Pope Benedict XVI said people who are suspicious of religion cannot be blamed for questioning God’s existence when they see believers use religion to justify violence.

Pope Meets Israeli Religious Leaders
Catholic News Service (10 November 2011)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Dialogue is essential for religious leaders in the Holy Land, “a place full of memories sacred to our traditions,” but a place that each day faces challenges to living together in harmony, Pope Benedict XVI told religious leaders from Israel.

Catholics and Orthodox Face Common Challenges
Catholic News Service (1 December 2011)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI said Catholics and Orthodox have a duty to show a united front of mature faith in facing challenges intensified by increased secularism.

Pope Remembers Cardinal Foley
Catholic News Service (13 December 2011)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI said he hoped the legacy of the late Cardinal John P. Foley would inspire others to make the Gospel known through mass media.

Pope and Jewish Leader Discuss Economic Values
Catholic News Service (14 December 2011)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The free market is the economic model that seems most consonant with biblical teaching, but the global economic crisis demonstrates that, without moral values, the market economy can implode, said Great Britain’s chief rabbi.

U.S. Archbishops Dolan and O’Brien Named Cardinals
Catholic News Service (6 January 2012)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) Pope Benedict XVI named 22 new cardinals, including two from the United States, and announced a consistory for their formal induction on Feb. 18.

Pope Calls for Dialogue in Syria
Catholic News Service (14 February 2012)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — As a sectarian conflict in Syria intensified, Pope Benedict XVI called on all Syrians to begin a process of dialogue and reminded the government of its duty to recognize its citizens’ legitimate demands.

Pope Addresses Middle East Christians
Catholic News Service (7 March 2012)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI urged Christians in the Middle East not to lose hope despite the serious difficulties they face.

Pope Remembers Coptic Patriarch
Catholic News Service (20 March 2012)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Praising the ecumenical commitment of the late Coptic Orthodox Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria, Pope Benedict XVI offered his condolences to Orthodox Christians in Egypt on the death of their patriarch.

Pope Aids Victims in Syria
Catholic News Service (3 April 2012)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI has donated $100,000 to help the people of Syria.

Pope to Visit Lebanon in September
Catholic News Service (9 April 2012)
BEIRUT (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI will visit Lebanon Sept. 14-16, Maronite Catholic Patriarch Bechara Rai announced during Easter Mass at the patriarchal seat in Bkerke, Lebanon.

Syriac Patriarch Remembered as Luminary who Built Bridges
Catholic News Service (17 April 2012)
BEIRUT (CNS) — Cardinal Ignace Moussa Daoud, the former patriarch of the Syriac Catholic Church, was remembered as great spiritual father and luminary who built bridges of understanding and honest dialogue, both at the ecumenical and interfaith levels.

New Metropolitan of Pittsburgh’s Byzantine Catholics
Catholic News Service (25 April 2012)
MUNHALL, Pa. (CNS) — Archbishop William C. Skurla said that “the need to present Jesus Christ and his Gospel teachings in a way that touches the lives of our people”. is one of his most pressing priorities as he assumes the administration of the Byzantine Catholic Archeparchy of Pittsburgh.

Pope Addresses Jewish Group
Catholic News Service (11 May 2012)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Reaffirming the Second Vatican Council’s teaching on Christianity’s special relationship with Judaism, Pope Benedict XVI said Catholic-Jewish dialogue is “crucial for the future of our human family.”

Video: “First Take: Vatican”
Catholic News Service (3 July 2012)
“First Take: Vatican” looks at significance of pope’s trip to Lebanon for all Christians in the Middle East.

Pope Names Islamic Expert to Vatican Interreligious Dialogue Council
Catholic News Service (5 July 2012)
Pope Benedict XVI named a Spanish expert in Islam to the No. 2 post at the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue.

Pope to Visit Lebanon, Meet Christians, Muslims in September
Catholic News Service (5 July 2012)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI will present a papal document addressing the church’s concerns in the Middle East, meet with representatives of local Christian and Muslim communities, and address political and cultural leaders on a three-day visit to Lebanon Sept. 14-16.

Video: “First Take: Vatican”
Catholic News Service (12 July 2012)
Pope Benedict XVI addresses an inter-faith orchestra of Israeli and Arab musicians following a concert in his honor on 11 July.

Pope Attends Interreligious Concert
Catholic News Service (12 July 2012)
CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy (CNS) — Just as individual musicians in an orchestra turn dissonance into harmony through hard work, sacrifice and listening to one another, so, too, can the world’s people turn conflict into peace, said Pope Benedict XVI.

Pope Renews Appeal for Peace in Syria
Catholic News Service (31 July 2012)
CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI renewed his appeal for peace in Syria and humanitarian assistance for civilians threatened by the ongoing fighting or seeking refuge far from home.

Pope Renews Appeal for Peace in Syria
Catholic News Service (30 July 2012)
CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI renewed his appeal for peace in Syria and humanitarian assistance for civilians threatened by the ongoing fighting or seeking refuge far from home.

Video: Pope Sends Greeting to Russian Orthodox Patriarch
Catholic News Service (21 August 2012)
Pope Benedict XVI sent greetings to Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill who is visiting Poland.

Pope Mourns Death of Ethiopian Orthodox Patriarch
Catholic News Service (21 August 2012)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, a strong voice for peace and development in Africa, died Aug. 17 in Addis Ababa at the age of 76.

Pope Transfers Nuncio From Australia to Israel
Catholic News Service (21 August 2012)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI named Archbishop Giuseppe Lazzarotto, the former nuncio to Australia, to be the new nuncio to Israel and apostolic delegate in Jerusalem and the Palestinian territories.

Young Lebanese See Papal Visit as Sign of Hope
Catholic News Service (21 August 2012)
BEIRUT (CNS) — Lebanon’s younger generation of Catholics sees Pope Benedict XVI’s Sept. 14-16 visit to their country as a sign of hope in a region embroiled with violence.

Ecumenical Patriarch: Repent for Pollution
Catholic News Service (29 August 2012)
ISTANBUL (CNS) — Praying for the protection of the environment includes asking God’s forgiveness for the small or serious ways each individual contributes to pollution, said the Ecumenical Orthodox patriarch of Constantinople.

New Nuncio to Israel, Palestinian Territories
Catholic News Service (31 August 2012)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI named Archbishop Giuseppe Lazzarotto, the former nuncio to Australia, to be the new nuncio to Israel and Cyprus, and apostolic delegate in Jerusalem and the Palestinian territories.

Pope Visits Lebanon
Catholic News Service (31 August 2012)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — When Pope Benedict XVI travels to Lebanon Sept. 14-16 — assuming spillover from the civil war in neighboring Syria doesn’t force a last-minute cancellation of the trip — his purpose will be above all pastoral; and, as usual for papal trips, most of his remarks will focus on the spiritual.

Video: Microcosm of the Middle East
Catholic News Service (7 September 2012)
Melkite, Maronite bishops reflect on significance of Pope Benedict XVI’s upcoming trip to Lebanon.

Video: Concern for Lebanon
Catholic News Service (10 September 2012)
A look at Pope Benedict XVI’s remarks yesterday about violence and the need for dialogue and reconciliation in the Middle East.

Video: Prayers for the Middle East
Catholic News Service (12 September 2012)
Pope Benedict XVI’s comments at his weekly general audience about his upcoming trip to Lebanon.

Pope Calls for Help for Middle East Christians
Catholic News Service (13 September 2012)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Vatican firmly condemned the recent attack against a U.S. consulate in Libya, which led to the death of a U.S. ambassador, three U.S. personnel and at least 10 Libyans.

Pope Arrives in Lebanon
Catholic News Service (17 September 2012)
BEIRUT (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI arrived in Lebanon Sept. 14, saying that he came “as a pilgrim of peace, as a friend of God and as a friend of men.”

Pope Delivers Exhortation in Lebanon
Catholic News Service (17 September 2012)
BEIRUT (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI signed a major document calling on Catholics in the Middle East to engage in dialogue with Orthodox, Jewish and Muslim neighbors, but also to affirm and defend their right to live freely in the region where Christianity was born.

In Lebanon, Pope Calls for Religious Freedom
Catholic News Service (18 September 2012)
BEIRUT (CNS) — Peace will not come to the Middle East until its nations enjoy religious freedom, since only the free practice of faith can inspire the region’s diverse peoples to unite around basic human values, Pope Benedict XVI said Sept. 15.

In Lebanon, Pope Addresses Middle East Christians
Catholic News Service (18 September 2012)
BEIRUT (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI acknowledged the suffering of Christians in the Middle East, reassuring them and urging them to promote peace through religiously inspired service to their societies.

In Lebanon, Pope Addresses Youth
Catholic News Service (18 September 2012)
BKERKE, Lebanon (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI urged young Christians in the Middle East not to flee violence and economic insecurity through emigration, but to draw strength from their faith and make peace in their troubled region.

Pope’s Visit to Lebanon a Message of Peace
Catholic News Service (18 September 2012)
BEIRUT (CNS) — When Pope Benedict XVI stepped off the plane in Beirut Sept. 14, he said he had come to Lebanon, and to the Middle East in general, as a “pilgrim of peace.”

Orthodox, Anglicans To Attend Vatican II Celebration
Catholic News Service (18 September 2012)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople and the Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury will join Pope Benedict XVI’s celebration of the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second V atican Council.

Video: Pope Reflects on Lebanon Trip
Catholic News Service (19 September 2012)
Pope Benedict XVI reflects on the significance of his trip last weekend to Lebanon.

Pope Calls for Christian-Muslim Dialogue
Catholic News Service (20 September 2012)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI said his three-day trip to Lebanon convinced him that now is the time for Christians and Muslims to bear witness together against violence and in favor of dialogue and peace.

Pope Marks Jewish Holy Days
Catholic News Service (24 September 2012)
VATICAN CITY — expressed hope that Christians and Jews would bear witness to the whole world of the values that stem from adoring one God.

New Cardinals Include Heads of Maronite and Syro-Malankara Churches
Catholic News Service (24 October 2012)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI surprised pilgrims in St. Peter’s Square Oct. 24 by announcing he would create six new cardinals, including 63-year-old U.S. Archbishop James M. Harvey, prefect of the papal household, in late November.

New Maronite and Syro-Malankara Cardinals Attend Synod
Catholic News Service (25 October 2012)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Four of the six new cardinals announced by Pope Benedict XVI Oct. 24 were participating in the world Synod of Bishops at the Vatican and had to keep their impending appointments secret as they participated in the synod’s small-group work that morning.

Pope Sends $1 Million in Aid for Syria
Catholic News Service (8 November 2012)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Instability and increasing violence in Syria have prompted Pope Benedict XVI to cancel the planned visit to the war-torn nation by a delegation of cardinals and bishops.

Maronite Patriarch’s New Role as Cardinal
Catholic News Service (20 November 2012)
BEIRUT (CNS) — Catholics in Lebanon said Pope Benedict XVI’s naming of Maronite Patriarch Bechara Rai as a cardinal reinforces the church’s support for Christians in the Middle East.

Pope Condemns Gaza Conflict
Catholic News Service (26 November 2012)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI condemned escalating hostilities between Israel and the Palestinians, saying hatred and violence are never an appropriate solution to problems.

Eastern Catholic Cardinals
Catholic News Service (27 November 2012)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Recalling that Christ’s mission transcends “all ethnic, national and religious particularities,” Pope Benedict XVI created six new cardinals from four different continents, representing the Latin rite of the Catholic Church as well as two Eastern Catholic Churches.

Lebanon’s Catholic Leaders Urge Peace Through Dialogue
Catholic News Service (11 December 2012)
BEIRUT (CNS) — Lebanon’s Catholic leaders urged their people to work toward dialogue and to reject violence and war.

Israeli-Palestinian Relations Call for Talks, Pope Says
Catholic News Service (18 December 2012)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Just weeks after the Vatican praised Palestine’s boosted status as a nonmember observer state at the United Nations, Pope Benedict XVI met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in a private audience at the Vatican.

Ecumenism Calls for Justice, Kindness and Humility
Catholic News Service (17 January 2013)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Like the individual path to holiness, the ecumenical path to Christian unity requires justice, kindness and humility, Pope Benedict XVI told members of a pilgrimage from the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland.

Christian Cooperation Key to Proclaiming the Gospel, Pope Says
Catholic News Service (25 January 2013)
ROME (CNS) — Christians must work together to offer the faith they share to a world that seems to find it more and more difficult to believe, Pope Benedict XVI told Catholic, Orthodox, Anglican and Protestant leaders.

Pope to Lead Full Slate of Holy Week, Easter Liturgies
Catholic News Service (29 January 2013)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI will lead a full slate of Holy Week and Easter liturgies in Rome and at the Vatican, keeping pace with a usually busy papal schedule.

New Cardinals Get their Assignments to Roman Curia
Catholic News Service (31 January 2013)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Two months after receiving their red hats, the six newest members of the College of Cardinals have received their assignments as members of Vatican congregations, councils and offices — one of the clearest ways they help Pope Benedict XVI govern the universal church.

Chaldean Bishops Elect Kirkuk Archbishop as New Patriarch
Catholic News Service (4 February 2013)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The new head of the Chaldean Church, Patriarch Louis Raphael I of Baghdad, told his fellow Chaldean bishops and Vatican officials, “We want to follow the example of our martyrs who gave their lives for Christ.”

Lebanese Youths Lament Violence, Emigration in Way of Cross
Catholic News Service (25 March 2013)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Meditating on Christ’s passion and the ways people contribute to his suffering, Lebanese youths lamented the ongoing emigration from and violence in the Middle East, divisions among Christians, the abuse of women and children, and other tragedy.

Vatican Starts Construction on Family Center in Nazareth
Catholic News Service (17 April 2013)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Construction should begin soon on a large guesthouse for families on pilgrimage to the Holy Land and an international center dedicated to promoting Catholic teaching on the family.

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Picture of the Day: Kerala's Saint
Saint Mary's Port Church in Kollom, Kerala, India, one of the eight founded by St. Thomas, features a mural of Christ and St. Thomas at the altar. (photo: Sean Sprague)

Pope Expresses Gratitude for "Deepening Dialogue" with Jewish Leaders
The pope met with Jewish leaders in Berlin to promote inter-religious unity.

Pope to Muslims: "There can be a fruitful collaboration"
The pope meets with members of Germany's Muslim community, advocating inter-religious unity.

In Assisi, "Pilgrims of Truth, Pilgrims of Peace"
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"Silence and Word"
Following its custom, the Vatican released the pope's annual message for World Communications Day today - the Feast of St. Francis de Sales, patron of writers and journalists.

Debunking the "Myths About Anti-Christian Persecution"
A couple weeks ago, Pope Benedict XVI turned his attention to the subject of religious freedom.

Picture of the Day: Maintaining Hope in Tough Times
In this photo taken in 2000, Armenian Catholics celebrate Divine Liturgy in a village near Gyumri, Armenia. (photo: Armineh Johannes)

Holy Thursday Collection to aid Syrian Refugees
Pope Benedict XVI has decided the collection taken up at his Holy Thursday evening Mass will be used to offer humanitarian aid to Syrian refugees.

Picture of the Day: Support for Syrians on Holy Thursday
Syrian refugees who fled the violence in Syria sit in their temporary home in Mafraq, Jordan. (photo: CNS/Majed Jaber, Reuters)

Picture of the Day: A Very Bavarian Papal Birthday
Today is Pope Benedict XVI's birthday.

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Msgr. Kozar Joins Pope in Lebanon
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Picture of the Day: Nice Kitty
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Picture of the Day: A Visit from St. Nicholas
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Picture of the Day: Tweet, Tweet
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Picture of the Day: Royalty
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Picture of the Day: The Pope at Prayer in the Holy Land
Pope Benedict XVI prays at the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest prayer site, in the Old City of Jerusalem on 12 May 2009. (photo: CNS/Catholic Press Photo)

Picture of the Day: A Glimpse of the Promised Land
Pope Benedict XVI takes in the panoramic view from Mount Nebo in Madaba, Jordan. The place where Moses glimpsed the Promised Land before dying is marked by a modern sculpture of the prophet's serpentine staff. (photo: CNS/Ali Jarekji, Reuters)

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Take Five: 5 Facts About Electing A Pope
Father Elias Mallon shares some little-known details of papal elections through history.

Picture of the Day: Benedict and Islam
Pope Benedict XVI and Mustafa Cagrici, the grand mufti of Istanbul, pray in the Blue Mosque in Istanbul. (photo: CNS/Patrick Hertzog, Pool via Reuters)

"Faces and Places" of the Conclave
This morning, Catholic News Service released the brief video on the conclave that will select the next pope.

Page One: Headlines for 2/20/13
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Picture of the Day: The Pope Visits Rome's Synagogue
In this image from 2010, Pope Benedict XVI visits Rome's main synagogue on 17 January.

Picture of the Day: The Pope Reaches Out to India
Pope Benedict XVI presents a red hat to Syro-Malankara Cardinal Baselios Mar Cleemis of Trivandrum, India, during a consistory in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican on 24 November. (photo: CNS/Paul Haring)

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Picture of the Day: Pope Benedict at Golgotha
In this image from 2009, Pope Benedict XVI prays inside the Church of the Holy Sepulcher at the spot that marks the traditional site of the crucifixion at Golgatha. T(photo: CNS/Yannis Behrakis, Reuters)

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Picture of the Day: The Pope as Pilgrim of Peace
In October of 2011, Pope Benedict made a pilgrimage to Assisi to meet with other religious leaders and mark the 25th anniversary of the first interfaith gathering for peace.

Page One: Headlines for 2/26/13
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Picture of the Day: Bartholomew and Benedict
In this image from 2008, Pope Benedict XVI and Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople, left, stand in front of the tomb of St. Peter in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican. (photo: CNS photo/L' Osservatore Romano via Reuters)

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Picture of the Day: The Pope Says Goodbye
igns salute Pope Benedict XVI with words of gratitude as he arrives to lead his final general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican on 27 February. (photo: CNS/Paul Haring)

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Picture of the Day: Farewell
Pope Benedict XVI addresses the College of Cardinals at the Vatican on 28 February, the final day of his papacy. (photo: CNS/L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters)

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Picture of the Day: Sede Vacante
Workers remove the banner with Pope Benedict XVI's coat of arms after the pope's final public appearence as pope in the town square in Castel Gandolfo on 28 February (photo: CNS/Paul Haring)

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The Way of the Cross
Bradley H. Kerr extends an offer: a booklet containing the Way of the Cross prayer and meditations composed by Pope Benedict XVI.

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Picture of the Day: Benedict Returns
The helicopter carrying Pope Benedict XVI passes the dome of St. Peter's Basilica as the retired pope returns to the Vatican on 2 May. The pope will live in a monastery in the Vatican Gardens. (photo: CNS/Paul Haring)

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Picture of the Day: One Year Later
It was one year ago today, 11 February 2013, that Pope Benedict made history by announcing his resignation. (photo: CNS/Paul Haring)

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(From CNEWA Connections NOVEMBER 2012)