Pope Benedict XVI

 

Index of Contents

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About Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger

Homilies of Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger

Writings of Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger

Pope Benedict's first days 

About Pope Benedict XVI

Major Documents of Benedict XVI

Collections of Benedict XVI's Documents

Wednesday and Angelus Addresses

Benedict XVI to Various Groups

Other Addresses and Messages

Addresses Related to the Liturgical Year

Benedict XVI On Particular Topics

Visits to Countries

Photos of Benedict XVI

Retreats for the Pope

 

 

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About Cardinal Ratzinger: (Now Pope Benedict XVI)

Information about Joseph Ratzinger (now Pope Benedict XVI)

Dates in the life of Joseph Ratzinger

The Cardinal Ratzinger Fan Club

Introduction to the theology of Ratzinger-Benedict (Tracey Rowland)

The exchange between Cardinal Ratzinger and Cardinal Kaspar on the Universal Church

An Interview with Joseph Ratzinger in 2001, following 9/11

Interview with Cardinal Ratzinger in Spain in 2002

On Joseph Ratzinger's books

The Thought, Character, Personality and Style of Joseph Ratzinger

On the Conclave that Elected Joseph Ratzinger as Pope

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Homilies of Cardinal Ratzinger: (Now Pope Benedict XVI)

Cardinal Ratzinger's Homily of March 2005 on Gaudium et Spes

Ratzinger on Europe (a homily on June 6 2004)

Cardinal Ratzinger's Homily During the Funeral Mass of Pope John Paul II

Cardinal Ratzinger's Homily During the Mass for the Election of the Pope

 

Cardinal Ratzinger’s Homily on Biblical Aspects of the theme of Faith and Politics (1981)

 

Cardinal Ratzinger’s homily on Faith in the Triune God (June 2004)

 

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Writings of Cardinal Ratzinger: (Now Pope Benedict XVI)

Joseph Ratzinger's Theology of the Ethics of Faith

On the many faces of Aids: Letter of May 1988 by Cardinal Ratzinger

Cardinal Ratzinger on Evolution (1999)

Cardinal Ratzinger on the Contemplation of Beauty, August 2002

Cardinal Ratzinger on the Banishment of God from Public Life (April 2005)

The Way of the Cross, by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger (March 2005)

Cardinal Ratzinger on Europe's Crisis of Culture (July 26, 2005)

Cardinal Ratzinger on the Liturgy (a book forward) and the Priesthood (an article)


Cardinal Ratzinger on How We Should Worship (a book forward July 2004)


Cardinal Ratzinger on St Peter and the Primacy in the Church


Cardinal Ratzinger on the Papacy (excerpts from his writings)

 

Cardinal Ratzinger on What is Theology?

 

Cardinal Ratzinger on seeing Jesus in the Gospel of St John (excerpt from a book of his)

 

Cardinal Ratzinger on the Chair Altar of St Peter's in Rome


Ratzinger's preface to the second edition (2004) of Introduction to Christianity

 

Ratzinger on the Truth of the Resurrection (Introduction to Christianity)

 

Ratzinger on Faith in the Triune God and Peace in the World

 

Ratzinger on Biblical Interpretation Today  (Jan. 1988)

 

Ratzinger on the Liturgy

 

Ratzinger on God's Word, Scripture and Tradition

 

Passages from Various Works and Sermons of Joseph Ratzinger


Various Other Articles by Cardinal Ratzinger

 

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Pope Benedict XVI's First Days (texts)

Pope Benedicts's First Message at the End of his Mass with the Cardinals

Benedict XVI's Second Address to the Cardinals (April 22, 2005)

Benedict XVI's Homily During his Inaugural Mass (April 24, 2005)

Benedict XVI's Homily given at St Paul Outside the Walls (April 25, 2005)

Benedict XVI's First General Audience of April 27, 2005 (and his address one year later)

Benedict XVI's first Angleus Address (May 1, 2005)

Benedict XVI's First Homily in the Basilica of St John Lateran (May 9, 2005)

 

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About Pope Benedict XVI

The Pope on YouTube

Items of news about the Pope 

Benedict XVI: Some key thoughts

The Pope blog (Benedict XVI)

General Introduction to Pope Benedict XVI (Wikpedia)

Lent of 2007 with Pope Benedict XVI and the Holy See

Some comments on the thought and teaching of Pope Benedict

Pope Benedict fan club

 

 

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Major documents of Pope Benedict XVI

― Encyclicals ―

Pope Benedict's first Encyclical God is Love (Introductory material and text)

Pope Benedict's second Encyclical Spe Salvi (On Hope, November 2007)

Pope Benedict's third Encyclical, Caritas in Veritate June 2009 (with commentaries)

Pope Benedict's third Encyclical Caritas in Veritate (June 29, 2009) (Vatican site)

― The Eucharist ―

Benedict XIV's Exhortation on the Eucharist Sacramentum Caritatis (Feb 2007)

Some comments on the Exhortation "Sacramentum Caritatis"

Pope Benedict's post-synodal Exhortation on the Eucharist (2007, Vatican site)

The Synod of Bishops on the Eucharist (Oct. 2005): Final Message and fifty propositions 

― Synod of Africa

Instrumentum Laboris for the special Synod on Africa 2009

Synod of Africa (Pope Benedict's Addresses and the final propositions, Oct.2009)

Anglicanorum Coetibus

Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum Coetibus and Complementary Norms (Nov. 2009)

Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum Coetibus (Vatican site, Nov. 2009)

Complementary Norms for Anglicanorum Coetibus (CDF, Vatican site, Nov. 2009)

 

Apostolic Exhortation Verbum Domini (September 30, 2010)

Apostolic Exhortation, Verbum Domini (Vatican site)

 

On the Year of Faith October 2012 to November 2013

Apostolic Exhortation Africae Munus November 2011 (For Africa)

 

Benedict XVI Motu Proprio on The Service of Charity (November, 2012)

 

 

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Collections of Pope Benedict's documents

Documents of the Pope and Holy See in the original Latin

Pope Benedict's addresses, homilies, documents, etc (Vatican site)

Some documents of Pope Benedict XVI

Pope Benedict's addresses from November 2006 to April 2007

Pope Benedict's addresses from May 2007 to November 2007

Pope Benedict's Addresses from November 2007 to April 2008

Pope Benedict's Addresses from May 2008 to November 2008

Pope Benedict's Addresses from November 2008 to April 2009

Pope Benedict's Addresses from May 2009 to November 2009

Pope Benedict's addresses from November 2009 to May 2010

Pope Benedict's addresses from May 2010 to November 2010

Pope Benedict's addresses from November 2010 to March 2011

Pope Benedict's addresses from March 2011 to July 2011  

Pope Benedict's addresses from August 2011 to December 2012

Pope Benedict's Addresses from January 2012

Pope Benedict's addresses from June 2012

Pope Bendict's Addresses from September-October 2012

Pope Benedict's Addresses from December 2012

 

Benedict XVI's Letter for the Year of the Priest 2009-2010

 

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Benedict XVI’s Wednesday Audience and Angelus Addresses

Benedict XVI's Wednesday Addresses on the Psalms and Canticles (May 2005 to Feb 2006)

Benedict XVI's Wednesday General Audiences on Christ and the Church (March 2006 to June 2008)

Benedict XVI's Wednesday General Audiences on Saint Paul (from July 2008 to Feb 4, 2009)

Benedict XVI's Wednesday Audiences on the Great Writers of East and West in the Middle Ages (from Feb 2009)

Benedict XVI Wednesday Audiences on the Doctors of the Church (Feb 2011)

Benedict XVI Wednesday Audiences on Prayer (May 2011)

Benedict XVI's General Audiences on miscellaneous topics

 

Benedict XVI's brief Angelus Addresses (April 2005-April 2008)

Benedict XVI's brief Angelus addresses (from May 2008 to February 2011)

Benedict XVI's brief Angelus addresses (from March 2011)

 

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Benedict XVI’s addresses and messages to various groups

Benedict XVI's Addresses to national groups of Bishops (Ad Limina visits)

 

Benedict XVI's addresses to departments and members of the Holy See

Benedict XVI's addresses to diplomats and heads of state (on the countries of the world)

Benedict XVI's statements on matters of ecumenical import

Benedict XVI's addresses to representatives of Judaism

Benedict XVI's talks and messages on various topics on various occasions

Benedict XVI's Letter to Chinese Catholics (May 2007, Pentecost)

Pope Benedict's addresses at Synod of Bishops on Bible October 2008

Pope Benedict on Consecrated Religious Life

Benedict XVI to various bodies and organizations (2001 to March 2011)

Benedict XVI to various bodies and organizations (from March 2011)

Benedict XVI on the Sick and Suffering  (World Days for the Sick 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009)

Benedict XVI to the Youth

Benedict XVI to various lay ecclesial movements

Benedict XVI's homilies in the parishes of Rome

Benedict XVI Question and Answer sessions

Benedict XVI to Workers

Benedict XVI on the African Synod, October 2009

Benedict XVI and Madrid Wold Youth Day

Benedict XVI addresses for World Youth Day Rio, 2013

 

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Other major addresses and messages of Benedict XVI

Benedict XVI on the state of the Church and the World during 2005

Benedict XVI on the state of the Church and the World during 2006

Benedict XVI on the state of the Church and the World during 2008

Benedict XVI's World Day of Peace Messages  (2006, 2007, 2008)

Benedict XVI's World Day of Peace Messages (2009, 2010)

Benedict XVI's World Day of Peace Message 2011

Benedict XVI's World Day of Peace Message for Jan 1, 2010

Benedict XVI's World Peace Day Message, January 1, 2012

Benedict XVI World Peace Day Message January 1, 2013

 

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Addresses of Benedict XVI related to the liturgical year

Benedict XVI to the Sick (World Day for the Sick, February 2007)

Benedict XVI's Motu Proprio on the use of the 1962 Missal (July 7, 2007)

Benedict XVI for World Communications Day 2006

Benedict XVI World Communications Day 2008

Benedict XVI World Communications Day 2009

Benedict XVI World Communications Day Message 2011 and 2012

Benedict XVI's Messages for Lent  2006, 2007,  2008

Benedict XVI's Lenten Message for 2009

Benedict XVI's Message for World Mission Sunday October 2006

Benedict XVI's Message for World Mission Sunday October 2007

Benedict XVI's Message for World Mission Sunday October 2008

Benedict XVI Message for World Mission Sunday October 2009
Benedict XVI Message for World Mission Sunday October 2011 and October 2012

 

Benedict XVI on Vocations

Benedict XVI's homilies of Lent and Holy Week of 2006 and 2007

Benedict XVI's homilies during Holy Week of 2010
Benedict XVI's homilies of Lent and Holy Week 2011
Benedict XVI's homilies during Holy Week of 2011

Benedict XVI homilies for Holy Week 2012

Benedict XVI's comments on various saints

(Pope Benedict's Christmas Message 2007)

Pope Benedict's Christmas Message 2008

Benedict XVI's Message for Lent 2008

Benedict XVI's Message for Lent 2009

Benedict XVI's Message for Lent 2010
Benedict XVI's Message for Lent 2011
BenedictXVI's Message for Lent 2012
Benedict XV I's Messge for Lent 2013

Pope Benedict's Message for World Peace Day, January 1, 2008

Pope Benedict's Message for World Day of Prayer for Vocations 2008

Pope Benedict's Message for World Day of Prayer for Vocations 2013

 

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Benedict XVI on particular topics

Benedict XVI's Letter (2006) on 50th anniversary of the Encyclical "Haurietas Aquas" (Sacred Heart)

Pope Benedict's Message for World Youth Day July 2008

Benedict XVI's homilies given on various feast days, Sundays (2006 to March 2011)

Benedict XVI's homilies and talks given on Feast Days and Sundays (from March 2011)

Benedict XVI on Mary in the life of the Christian

Benedict XVI on Marriage and the Family

Benedict XVI on the Priesthood (talks, documents, etc)

Benedict XVI's messages on various anniversaries

Benedict XVI on Theology and related sciences

On Benedict XVI's book, Jesus of Nazareth (April 2007)

Benedict XVI on The Year For Priests (June 2009-June 2010, texts)

Benedict XVI's Letter to Ireland (March 2001)

Pope Benedict's decree of beatification of Pope John Paul II, 1-5-2011

 

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Benedict XVI’s visits to various countries

Pope Benedict's Apostolic Journey to Poland (May 25-28, 2006 - Texts)

Benedict XVI's addresses at World Youth Day, Cologne, August 2005

Benedict XVI's addresses during his visit to Bavaria in September 2006

Benedict XVI's addresses at the 5th World Meeting of Families, Valencia July 2006

Benedict XVI at the Fourth National Ecclesial Convention in Verona, Italy, October 2006

Benedict XVI's visit to Turkey November 2006

Benedict XVI's visit to Pavia, Italy (tomb of Augustine) May 2007

Benedict XVI's visit to Brazil May 2007

Benedict XVI's visit to Loreto, September 1-2, 2007

Benedict XVI's visit to Austria September 2007

Benedict XVI's visit to the USA April 2008

Benedict XVI's visit to Genoa (May 17-18, 2008) (Vatican site)

Benedict XVI's visit to Savona (June 2008)

Benedict XVI's visit to Australia (World Youth Day, July 2008)

Benedict XVI's visit to Brindisi (July 2008)

Benedict XVI's visit to France (September 2008)

Benedict XVI's visits to various parts of Italy (Vatican site)

Benedict XVI's visits to countries outside Italy (Vatican site)

Benedict XVI's visit to the Holy Land May 2009 (texts)

Benedict XVI's visit to Monte Cassino (Italy) May 2009 (texts)

Benedict XVI's visit to San Giovanni di Rotondo (Padre Pio) June 2009

Benedict XVI's visit to Viterbo, Italy, September 2009

Benedict XVI's visit to the Czech Republic, September 2009

Benedict XVI's visit to Malta, April 2010

Benedict XVI's visit to the Shroud of Turin May 2010

Benedict XVI's visit to Fatima, Portugal, May 2010

Benedict XVI's visit to Cyprus June 2010

Benedict XVI in Abriuzzi region (Sulmona) July 2010

Benedict XVI's visit to the United Kingdom September 2010

Benedict XVI visit to Palermo, October 2010

Benedict XVI visit to Spain (Compostella and Barcelona) November 2010

Benedict XVI visit to Venice May 2011

Benedict XVI visit to Croatia June 2011

Benedict XVI Visit to Diocese of San Marino, Italy, June 2011

Benedict XVI World Youth Day in Madrid, August 2011

Benedict XVI visit to Ancona, Italy (Eucharistic Congress, Sept 2011)

Benedict XVI visit to Assisi for Interreligious Day of Reflection (October 2011)

Benedict XVI Visit to Benin, Africa (November 2011)

Benedict XVI visit to Mexico and Cuba, March 2012

Benedict XVI Visit to Arezzo Italy, May 2012

Benedict XVI visit to Milan June 2012

Benedict XVI Visit to Emilia Romagna region (Italy-earthquake) June 2012

Benedict XVI visit to Lebanon (September 2012)

 

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Photos of the Pope

Blog: Protect the Pope

Beautiful photos of the Pope in his ongoing activities

More photographs of the Pope and the Vatican

Other photos of Pope Benedict and some previous popes

Dappled Photos: photos of papal and liturgical scenes (Fr Jim Tucker's blog)

 

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Retreats and sermons in service of the Pope

 

Advent Sermons (December 2005) by Papal Preacher Father Cantalamessa for the Pope and his Curia

Advent Sermons (December 2006) by Father Cantalamessa for the Pope and his Curia

Advent Sermons (December 2007) by Fr Cantalamessa

Lenten Sermons of 2007 and 2006 by Father Cantalamessa for the Pope and his Curia

Father Cantalamessa's Lenten Sermons of 2011

(Papal Preacher) Father Cantalamessa's commentaries on Sunday readings (Cycle B: 2006)

Father Cantalamessa's commentaries on Sunday Readings (Cycle C: 2007)

Father Raniero Cantalamessa's website

Retreat of 2006 and retreat of 2007 given to Pope Benedict and his collaborators

The Way of the Cross at the Colloseum (composed by Cardinal Comastri) (Good Friday 2006)

The Way of the Cross (Good Friday 2008) composed by Cardinal Zen of China

Father Cantalamessa Lenten Talks 2012

Father Cantalamessa's Advent Sermons December 2012

 

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