Benedict, a year on

The following comes from a Feb. 11 posting on Whispers in the Loggia. Since stepping away, the now Pope-emeritus has broadly held to his plan for his retirement to be spent "hidden from the world." From his base in the former Mater Ecclesiae convent in the Vatican Gardens, Benedict – who'll be 87 in April – is said to spend his days with the books he once called his "old … [Read more...]

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