Tag: Conclave

With The Door Closed On The Papacy Of Benedict XVI, Another Prepares To Open

 I was taken by this photo of the final minutes of Pope Benedict XVI’s papacy.  Pope Benedict XVI along with the Prefect of the Papal Household, Archbishop Georg Gänswein, leave public view after the Pope’s brief appearance on the balcony of Castle Gandolfo.  Thank you, Pope-emeritus, for you fidelity and loving term as our Shepherd in Chief. Now, five days into the General Congregation meetings of the College of Cardinals, all 115 of the Cardinal Electors are in Rome.  Preparations are well underway to ready the Sistine Chapel for the Conclave.  The Cardinals are now fulfilling perhaps their […]

Statement Regarding Resignation of Pope Benedict XVI

Bishop Etienne Responds to News of Resignation of Pope Benedict XVI   The Church Universal woke up today to the unexpected news that Pope Benedict XVI will resign as the Bishop of Rome, Successor of Saint Peter effective 8:00 pm Rome time on February 28, 2013.  This is the first time in modern history that a living Pontiff will resign from office.    From the very beginning of his Petrine Ministry, (successor to St. Peter) April 2005, Pope Benedict XVI has been a loving Shepherd of the Universal Church.  His faith and prayer, his depth […]

By Daniele Zedda • 18 February


By Daniele Zedda • 18 February

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