Pope Benedict XVI

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I would like to pause to acknowledge the shame which we have all felt as a result of the sexual abuse of minors by some clergy and religious [people] in this country. Indeed, I am deeply sorry.feedback
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Feb 27 2013
Pope Benedict XVI has been quoted 32 times. The two most recent articles where Pope Benedict XVI has been quoted are Retiring Pope 'not abandoning' the Church and In his own words: Pope's 1st public appearance since resignation. Most recently, Pope Benedict XVI was quoted as having said, “But this does not mean abandoning the Church. Actually, if God asks this of me, it is precisely because I can continue to serve Him with the same dedication and the same love.”.
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Dec 25 2011 - Christmas

Today Christmas has become a commercial celebration, whose bright lights hide the mystery of God's humility, which in turn calls us to humility and simplicity.feedback

Aug 18 2011

Many young people look to the future with concerns about the difficulty of finding decent employment and concerned about being lost or having a precarious life.feedback

Oct 17 2010

Mary Mackillop dedicated herself as a young woman to the education of the poor in the difficult and demanding terrain of rural Australia.feedback

Aug 23 2010

Scripture tells us again and again that all men are called to salvation, and the scriptures are also an invitation to receive amongst us all legitimate human differences, as did Jesus who gathered together people of all nations and all languages.feedback

Aug 01 2010

The international community has demonstrated wisdom, long-sightedness, and a capacity for successfully achieving a significant result towards disarmament and international human rights.feedback

Jun 12 2010

We insistently beg forgiveness from God and from the people involved, while promising to do everything possible to ensure that such abuse will never occur again.feedback

May 13 2010

Be especially attentive to those situations where there is a certain weakening of priestly ideals or dedication to activities not fully in keeping with that which is proper for a Minister of Jesus Christ.feedback

Mar 17 2010

I ask all of you to read it [the letter] for yourselves, with an open heart and in a spirit of faith.feedback

Jan 18 2010 - Holocaust

The Apostolic See provided assistance, often in a hidden and discreet way.feedback

Sep 26 2009

The cost of 40 years of political repression is not to be understimated. A particular tragedy for this land was the ruthless attempt by the Government of that time to silence the voice of the Church.feedback

May 14 2009

Nazareth has experienced tensions in recent years which have harmed relations between Christian and Muslim communities. I urge people of good will in both communities to repair the damage that has been done, and in fidelity to our common belief in one God, the Father of the human family, to work to build bridges and find the way to a peaceful coexistence.feedback

May 13 2009 - Gaza strip

The Holy See supports the right of your people to a sovereign Palestinian homeland in the land of your forefathers, secure and at peace with its neighbours within internationally recognised borders.feedback

May 11 2009

As Bishop of Rome and successor of the Apostle Peter, I reaffirm, like my predecessor, that the church is committed to praying and working tirelessly to ensure that hatred will never reign in the hearts of men again.feedback

May 11 2009

It is right and fitting that during my stay in Israel I will have (this) opportunity to honour the six million victims of the shoah and to pray that humanity will never again witness a crime of such magnitude.feedback

May 09 2009

However, is it not also the case that, often, it is the ideological manipulation of religion, sometimes for political ends, that is the real catalyst for tension and division, at times even violence, in society?feedback

Mar 18 2009

The AIDS problem cannot be solved by money alone, even if that is necessary and it cannot be solved with the distribution of condoms. The distribution of condoms only makes matters worse.feedback

Jul 19 2008

I am deeply sorry for the pain and the suffering the victims have endured.feedback

Jul 18 2008

Solve conflicts in a world threatened by sinister and indiscriminate violence.feedback

Dec 25 2007

Do we have time for our neighbour who is in need of a word from us, from me, or in need of my affection? For the sufferer in need of help? For the fugitive or refugee seeking asylum?feedback

Sep 17 2006

These in fact were a quotation from a medieval text, which do not in any way express my personal thought. I hope this serves to appease hearts and to clarify the true meaning of my address, which in its totality was and is an invitation to frank and sincere dialogue, with mutual respect.feedback

Aug 19 2005

How can we fail to see in this a reason for concern and vigilance?feedback

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