Pope Benedict XVI in choir dress with the red summer papal mozzetta, embroidered red stole, and the red papal shoes.

Pope Benedict XVI dresses in fine robes to associate himself with the higher, more religious class

Daily Catholic Teen™ (@daily_catholic_teen) on Instagram: “Recent picture of Pope Benedict XVI playing with the cats at the Vatican gardens”

Daily Catholic Teen™ (@daily_catholic_teen) on Instagram: “Recent picture of Pope Benedict XVI playing with the cats at the Vatican gardens”

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

Pope Benedict XVI's Life In Photos

Lightning Strikes St. Peter’s Basilica the Day Pope Benedict XVI Resigns

Lightning Strikes St. Peter’s Basilica the Day Pope Benedict XVI Resigns

Pope Benedict XVI resigned from the papacy on February 2013 and was the first pope to resign in 600 years. Just hours after Pope Benedict's announcement, a bolt of lightning struck the dome of St. Peter's Basilica — the centerpiece of the Vatican.

In an unexpected move, Pope Benedict XVI -- born Joseph Ratzinger -- has announced that he is to resign. Benedict was elected pope in 2005 after the death of Pope John Paul II. It is the first time a pope has resigned in nearly 600 years.  The last pope to resign was Pope Gregory XII in 1415. He stepped down to end the "Great Western Schism" -- during which there were rival claims to the papal throne.

Pope Benedict XVI's resignation explained

Pope Benedict XVI delivered his final public words as pope on Thursday to well-wishers gathered at the papal vacation retreat in Castel Gandolfo south of Rome.

"To have Christian hope means to know abut evil and yet to go meet the future with confidence." - Pope Benedict XVI http://www.popequotes.org/

"To have Christian hope means to know about evil and yet to go to meet the future with confidence" -Pope Benedict XVI

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: An Amazing Anniversary: The Resignation of Pope Be...

Coat of Arms for ex Pope Benedict XVI (Pope Ratzinger) born in Bavaria (modern Germany). Germany's original name from the Moors was Friesing. The Moor on the Pope's coat of arms is the King of Friesing. He was a Moor.

"Introduction to Christianity" by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger

Introduction to Christianity, Revised and Edited Edition

Pope Benedict XVI To Resign On Feb. 28 Due To Health Concerns

Pope Benedict XVI To Resign On Feb. 28 Due To Health Concerns

Jesus of Nazereth vol 1  6 Books by Pope Benedict XVI every Catholic should read

Jesus of Nazareth: From the Baptism in the Jordan to the Transfiguration/Pope Benedict XVI

6 Books by Pope Benedict XVI Every Catholic Should Read

Listers with the announcement of Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation, we wanted to share with you part of his lasting legacy as a theologian and teacher. In the history of the popes, it is hard to…

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