Pope Benedict XVI

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The pope and Emanuela Orlandi: Vatican back in the spotlight over mystery of missing girl
She was 15 when she was last seen alive in Rome. Her brother explains why he backs a new theory featured in a TV show

Angela Giuffrida in Rome

28, May, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Cardinal George Pell, Australia’s most powerful Catholic, who was dogged by scandal – obituary
Cardinal was acquitted on appeal of child sexual abuse charges but remained tarnished by his response to paedophile priests over decades

Jennifer King

10, Jan, 2023 @10:54 PM

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Joining the Hitler Youth was not a choice, it was mandatory | Letters
Letters: Edward Ward and Sally Juniper respond to a letter on Pope Benedict XVI

09, Jan, 2023 @4:50 PM

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Pope Benedict XVI laid to rest as 50,000 pay respects in St Peter’s Square
National leaders and royals among those gathered to see Pope Francis bury his predecessor

Angela Giuffrida in Rome

05, Jan, 2023 @2:35 PM

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The Guardian view on Catholicism after Benedict: winds of change blow from below | Editorial
Editorial: The world’s biggest Christian church needs to revive the open, progressive spirit of Vatican II


04, Jan, 2023 @6:25 PM

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More than 135,000 Catholics flock to Vatican as Benedict XVI lies in state
Queues build up ahead of Thursday’s funeral for ex-pope, with more people expected

Angela Giuffrida in Rome

04, Jan, 2023 @1:23 PM

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Joseph Ratzinger’s choice to join the Hitler Youth | Brief letters
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03, Jan, 2023 @6:28 PM

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It's a papal version of Succession: at Benedict XVI’s funeral, the plotting will begin | Catherine Pepinster
Cardinals are already thinking about a successor to Pope Francis, says former Tablet editor Catherine Pepinster

Catherine Pepinster

03, Jan, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Thousands of Catholics pay respects to former pope Benedict XVI
Queues build at St Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican for lying in state of former pontiff before funeral on Thursday

Angela Giuffrida

02, Jan, 2023 @12:56 PM

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Benedict XVI: thousands expected to pay respects to former pope
Benedict’s body displayed in chapel of the Vatican monastery and will lie in state at St Peter’s Basilica

Harriet Sherwood

01, Jan, 2023 @2:55 PM

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‘So noble, so kind’: Pope Francis leads tributes to Benedict XVI
Emmanuel Macron and Rishi Sunak among world leaders offering tributes to the former pope who died aged 95

Harriet Sherwood

31, Dec, 2022 @11:02 PM

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Pope Benedict XVI obituary
First pontiff to retire in 600 years who, despite efforts at reform, failed to effect any radical change in the Roman Catholic church

Peter Stanford

31, Dec, 2022 @10:31 AM

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