From Those Who Know Him…

NEW YORK, APRIL 19, 2005 (Zenit.org).- Bishops in various countries quickly welcomed news of the election of Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger as Pope. Here are excerpts from some of the press statements released today. Archbishop Mario Conti of Glasgow, Scotland I know the...

Benedict XVI Risked death in Deserting German Army

BERLIN — In May 1945, thousands of German prisoners of war trudged down the highway toward the Bavarian town of Bad Aibling. Among them – tired but grateful to be alive – was 18-year-old Joseph Ratzinger, who days before had risked death by deserting...

Last Will and Testament of Pope John Paul II

In the document, Pope John Paul said he had no property to be willed to others and that his personal belongings should be “distributed as seems appropriate.” The Franciscan-sponsored website writes…”According to the designs of providence, I...

Cardinals and Technology

The BBC has a story reporting on how the Cardinals are using cyberspace and the internet to share their experiences in Rome. Just weeks before his death, Pope John Paul II issued a letter urging priests and Church officials to explore the internet’s potential...

”I too, was young…”

I, too, was 20, like you. I enjoyed sports, skiing, acting. I studied and I worked. I had desires and worries. In those years, now so long ago, when my native Land was wounded by war and then by the totalitarian regime, I sought the meaning to give to my life. I found...