We have $162,717 to go in our Fall Campaign. Every penny is used to strengthen the Church. See details!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Pope-emeritus Benedict will not attend successor's installation

Catholic World News - March 13, 2013

Pope-emeritus Benedict XVI does not plan to attend the installation of his successor, the Vatican announced on Wednesday morning. The announcement came before the afternoon news that a new Pope had been elected.

Father Federico Lombardi, the director of the Vatican press office, revealed on March 13 that Benedict XVI was following reports of the papal conclave with great interest from the papal summer residence in Castel Gandolfo.

The announcement came on Wednesday morning, the 2nd day of the conclave, after black smoke from the chimney of the Sistine Chapel had indicated that the cardinal-electors had not yet chosen a new Pontiff.

Pope-emeritus Benedict has promised his support for the new Pontiff, but shown clearly that he did not want to distract attention from his successor.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our year-end goal ($162,717 to go):
$200,000.00 $37,282.72
81% 19%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Fall Campaign
Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Archbishop predicts Synod won't change Church teaching. Why am I not reassured? 0 hours ago
A different tone at this Synod? 22 hours ago
Church Fathers: St. Clement of Alexandria, Part I October 6
Internalizing marriage at this year's synod October 6
Gay Vatican official who 'came out' may influence Synod in a way he didn't expect--or want October 5

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope issues new rules to streamline annulment process CWN - September 8
In Cuba, Pope emphasizes service to the vulnerable, praises thaw in US-Cuban relations CWN - September 21
Pope challenges America in speech to US Congress CWN - September 24
As Synod opens, Pope calls on Church to defend ‘unity and indissolubility’ of marriage bond CWN - October 5