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18/02/2013 7:28 am

Pope Benedict Thanks English-Speaking Pilgrims for 'Prayers and Support'

In his first Sunday reflection of Lent after praying the Angelus with the faithful, Pope Benedict concluded with a special message for English-speaking pilgrims.

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14/02/2013 2:08 pm

Hindu Council UK offers prayers for Pope Benedict

The Secretary General of the Hindu Council UK has written to the Bishops' Conference to offer "sincere prayers and good wishes" to Pope Benedict ahead of his retirement on 28 February.

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12/02/2013 7:10 pm

Pope's Final Lenten Message Reflects on Faith and Charity

When the Holy See released Pope Benedict's official Lenten message back in October 2012, few, perhaps with the exception of the Holy Father himself, had the slightest inkling it would be the final Lenten reflection of his pontificate. 

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12/02/2013 3:30 pm

Cardinal Cormac's Thought for the Day on BBC Radio 4

Following the news that the Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, will resign on 28 February 2013 Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor gave this morning's 'Thought for the Day' on BBC Radio 4. 

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12/02/2013 3:00 pm

Archbishop's Letter to Pope Benedict

Archbishop Vincent Nichols, president of the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, has written to Pope Benedict XVI on behalf of the Bishops to thank him for his Apostolic Ministry as Supreme Pontiff, joyfully remembering his Visit to the UK in 2010, and saluting his courage and integrity at stepping down from the See of Peter. 

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12/02/2013 8:41 am

Cardinal Sodano expresses college of cardinals' nearness to Pope

Cardinal Angelo Sodano, dean of the College of Cardinals, on hearing the news of the Pope's resignation from the Petrine ministry, expressed his nearness, and that of all the cardinals, to Pope Benedict XVI.

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11/02/2013 5:25 pm

Archbishop of Birmingham on Pope's Decision to Resign

Statement issued by the Most Reverend Bernard Longley, Archbishop of Birmingham, on the announcement of the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI. 

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11/02/2013 4:10 pm

Archbishop of Liverpool on Pope's Decision to Resign

Statement issued by the Most Reverend Patrick Kelly, Archbishop of Liverpool, on the announcement of the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI. 

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11/02/2013 3:05 pm

Bishop of Portsmouth on Pope's Decision to Resign

Statement from Bishop Philip Egan, Catholic Bishop of Portsmouth on Pope Benedict XVI's Decision to Resign. 

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11/02/2013 2:40 pm

Archbishop of Cardiff on Pope's Decision to Resign

On hearing the news of the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, the Most Revd George Stack, Archbishop of Cardiff, issued the following statement: 

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