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Stories with person: Pope Benedict XVI
  • Retired pope thanks reigning pope for his focus on mercy story has photos
    Updated: Jun-28-16 7:58 am

    VATICAN CITY - Retired Pope Benedict XVI endorsed Pope Francis' mercy-filled ministry Tuesday during an unprecedented Vatican ceremony featuring a reigning pope honoring a retired one on the 65th anniversary of his ordination as a priest.

  • Spain: Probe of alleged hate speech by Valencia archbishop 
    Updated: Jun-17-16 10:36 am

    MADRID - Prosecutors said Friday they are investigating a Spanish archbishop for possible criminal hate speech because of remarks he made recently about the gay community.

  • Marysville church's Catholic priest brings along his wife 
    Updated: Jun-04-16 10:27 am

    MARYSVILLE, Washington - When the Rev. Tom McMichael arrived at St. Mary Catholic Church in January, he had already introduced himself in a "Pastor's Page" letter on the parish website. In his note, he wrote of looking forward "with joy and hope" to serving at the church. And he added a surprising detail: "I am a Catholic priest and I am married."