Benedict XVI: From humble servant to simple pilgrim

Bill Brewer Catholic Church, News

CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy (Catholic News Service) — His Holiness Benedict XVI, who began his papacy describing himself as a “humble servant in the Lord’s vineyard,” described his retirement as a time of being a “simple pilgrim, who begins the last stage of his pilgrimage on this earth.” The 85-year-old pope emeritus arrived in Castel Gandolfo Feb. 28 about two-and-a-half hours …

Cardinal Rigali enjoys fitting send-off to Rome for papal conclave

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In a turnout befitting a pope—or a cardinal—more than a thousand well-wishers were on hand Feb. 26 at All Saints Church and McGhee Tyson Airport to see Cardinal Justin Rigali as he departed for Rome, where he will join the College of Cardinals in a conclave to elect the next pope. Cardinal Rigali presided at a morning prayer service at …

Bishop Stika, Cardinal Rigali hold press conference

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Press Conference with Justin Cardinal Rigali and Bishop Richard F. Stika, The Diocese of Knoxville from patrick murphy-racey on Vimeo. Cardinal Justin Rigali, who is in residence in the Diocese of Knoxville, and Diocese of Knoxville Bishop Richard F. Stika hold a press conference with members of the East Tennessee media on Monday, Feb. 11, at the Diocese of Knoxville …