Pope Benedict XVI

Baltimore Catholics Discuss Their Hopes For The PapacyNow that Catholics worldwide have bid farewell to Pope Benedict XVI, the search for a new leader begins. As cardinals arrive at the Vatican, they are taking the top concern of parishioners with them.
Local Parishioners Honor Pope Benedict With Special MassCatholics across Maryland honor Pope Benedict XVI. It's the first time in almost 600 years parishioners can give thanks to a living leader of the church.
Local Catholics Shocked By Pope Benedict XVI's ResignationOne billion Catholics are shocked by the departure of Pope Benedict XVI. The 85-year-old pontiff says he doesn't have the energy to continue.
Pope Benedict XVI Stepping Down Feb. 28 Due To Health ReasonsVatican officials said Monday that Pope Benedict XVI had announced to his senior clergy that he would resign his position as the head of the Catholic Church on February 28, according to news agency reports.
Pope Resigning On Feb. 28, Conclave In MarchPope Benedict XVI has announced that he will resign Feb. 28, the first pontiff to do so in nearly 600 years.
Alan Gross' Family Appeals To The Pope For Help In Securing His ReleaseThe family of a Maryland man jailed in Cuba for spying is appealing to the pope for help.
Cardinal-Designate Edwin O'Brien Talks To Essex School Students Day Before Vatican CeremonyThis Saturday, Baltimore's own Archbishop Edwin O'Brien will be elevated to cardinal. All this week, direct from Rome, the Catholic Review is sharing its coverage with WJZ.