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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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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.
Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila, Philippines, celebrates Ash Wednesday Mass at a chapel in Manila Feb. 13.
Don't look now, but Mike Perron wants to get his hand in your penny jar.
For a program that the White House has never officially acknowledged, the use of missile-laden drones to strike suspected Muslim militants hardly remains a secret.
Hundreds of thousands of pre-Lenten Carnival-goers diverted their attention from the festivities to pay attention to the news of Pope Benedict’s resignation.
Maria Velasco was married to an abusive, controlling husband for more than 20 years before she realized she was a victim of domestic violence.
After more than six weeks of not being able to accept credit- and debit-card payments in the Vatican Museums and shops, the Vatican announced Feb. 13 that it had begun accepting plastic again.
In one of his last efforts to clean up the image of the Vatican bank, Pope Benedict approved the hiring of the chairman of a German shipyard as the bank’s new president.
Parrots may squawk in the Vatican Gardens during a conclave, but the cardinals are not allowed to tweet.