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Address of Cardinal Müller to Benedict XVI

“This Feast of the two Apostles already prefigured, so to speak, the essential traits of your mission: to proclaim the Word of God (Paul) and to confirm brothers in the Faith (Peter). Time has then revealed in an admirable way what in that beginning was mysteriously pre-contained”

Francis’ Address to Benedict for 65th Anniversary of Pope Emeritus’ Priestly Ordination

‘You, Holiness, continue to serve the Church, do not cease to truly contribute with vigor and wisdom to her growth; and you do so from that small Mater Ecclesiae Convent in the Vatican, which reveals itself to be altogether something other than one of those forgotten corners in which the disposable culture of today tends to relegate individuals when, with age, their strength fails. It is altogether the opposite; and allow your Successor to say this forcefully, who chose to call himself Francis!’

Benedict XVI’s Message to Archbishop Justin Welby

Here is the message sent by Pope Benedict XVI, prior to his resignation from the Petrine Ministry, to Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby on the occasion of his Confirmation of Election, held in the Cathedral of St. Paul in London  on February 4th.

Pope’s Address to Cardinals

“Among you, among the College of Cardinals, there is also the future Pope, to whom already today I promise my unconditional reverence and obedience”

Pope’s Reflection on Vatican II (Part 2)

“But it was as if there were two parallel liturgies: the priest with the altar-servers, who celebrated Mass according to the Missal, and the laity, who prayed during Mass using their own prayer books”