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Benedict plans prayerful retirement at Vatican

Pope Benedict

February 18, 2013
CAROL GLATZ
and CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Even though Pope Benedict will spend his retirement near Rome and then inside Vatican City, he will not play any role in the upcoming election for a new pope, and he will not interfere with the responsibilities and decision-making of the new pontiff, the Vatican spokesman said.

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Papal resignation sets transition period in motion

February 18, 2013
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

While the surprise resignation of Pope Benedict is a first for the Church in centuries, it also leads to a complicated period of transition that ends in the election of a new pope.

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Papabile

February 18, 2013

Roughly 117 cardinals will go into the conclave that will choose a successor to Pope Benedict XVI. Only a few, however, have an inside track to become the next to wear the fisherman's ring. Here are eight possible choices.

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Benedict's pontificate marked by teaching, a call to deeper faith

February 18, 2013
JOHN THAVIS
and FRANCIS ROCCA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

During his almost eight-year pontificate, Pope Benedict impressed the world as a teacher, guiding Catholics to the sources of the faith and urging modern society not to turn its back on God.

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Pope gracious, attentive, but weak at Nov. meeting, says Smith

February 18, 2013
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON – The mind of Pope Benedict was sharp, but his flesh was weakening when Edmonton Archbishop Richard Smith last met the pope in November.

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Pope's decline in strength evident for 18 months

February 18, 2013
CAROL GLATZ
and CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

A year and a half ago, Pope Benedict began riding a mobile platform in liturgical processions to ease the burden of those processions.

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Donate those pennies before it's too late

Mike Perron

February 25, 2013
EVAN BOUDREAU
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

Don't look now, but Mike Perron wants to get his hand in your penny jar.

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Philippine cardinal

February 25, 2013

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila, Philippines, celebrates Ash Wednesday Mass at a chapel in Manila Feb. 13.

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Evangelizing the Workplace

February 25, 2013
(Following is an excerpt from the witness talk by Rob Taylor at the Feb. 7 session of Nothing More Beautiful.)

When I was asked by His Grace if I would speak here tonight, one of my first thoughts was "Am I really worthy to do so?" I don't think that was abnormal, but it perhaps symbolizes a mindset that could hold back any one. In many ways, I am not truly worthy, but we are all called to serve others in some way.

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Pope lauds Vatican II, calls 'council of the media' a calamity

February 25, 2013
FRANCIS ROCCA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Pope Benedict, who has dedicated much of his pontificate to shaping the Church's understanding of the Second Vatican Council, devoted one of his last public addresses to the subject.

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