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May 17, 1992: Beatification of Josemaria Escriva

On May 17, 1992, Pope John Paul II beatified Josemaria Escriva, founder of Opus Dei, and Josephina Bakhita, Canossian nun, in St Peter’s Square.
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The story of Joseph Ratzinger's vocation: 60 years as a priest

From Romereports.com. In his autobiography, then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, explained how the most important day of his life, was the day he was ordained. It was June 29, 1951. On that day, Cardinal von Faulhaber of Munich ordained the Raztinger brothers in the Cathedral of Freising. [...]
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The story of Joseph Ratzinger's vocation: 60 years as a priest

June 23, 2011. (Romereports.com) In his autobiography, then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, explained how the most important day of his life, was the day he was ordained. It was June 29, 1951. On that day, Cardinal von Faulhaber of Munich ordained the Raztinger brothers in the [...]
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Highlights of the Pope's new book "Jesus of Nazareth. Holy Week"

March 2, 2011. On Friday March 11, book stores around the world will begin selling the second volume of the book “Jesus of Nazareth,” about the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Christ. The theologian Pope authored the book using his given name, Joseph Ratzinger. He directly [...]
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Benedict XVI, source of light and strength

The 5th anniversary of the election of Benedict XVI Bishop Javier Echevarria, Prelate of Opus Dei It is five years since the election of Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger as the successor of St Peter at the head of the Catholic Church. On April 2, 2005 Pope John Paul [...]
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"I would recommend Pope Benedict’s book 'Jesus of Nazareth' to everyone"

“I would recommend Pope Benedict’s book Jesus of Nazareth to everyone,” says Fr Bernardo Estrada, New Testament Professor in the Faculty of Theology at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, Rome, in an interview reproduced below. To date, the book has been published in Italy, [...]
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New book by Joseph Ratzinger: "Jesus of Nazareth"

"A Historically Honest and Convincing Figure" VATICAN CITY, NOV. 23, 2006 (Zenit.org).- Here is a translation of excerpts from the Preface of the first volume of the book "Jesus of Nazareth," which Joseph Ratzinger-Benedict XVI will publish next spring. The excerpts were made available by Rizzoli, [...]
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Bishop Javier Echevarría, Prelate of Opus Dei. Rome, June 25, 2005

Dear brothers and sisters, Once again we joyfully celebrate the liturgical feast-day of Saint Josemaría Escrivá, bringing it forward to June 25 this year, as tomorrow is a Sunday. This means that we are commemorating the Founder of Opus Dei on the anniversary of the ordination [...]
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Cardinal Ratzinger. Rome, May 19, 1992

St John’s Apocalypse, which tells us of so many terrible events both past and future, also opens up Heaven upon the earth and shows us that God still holds the world in his hands. However great the power of evil, God’s victory is assured in [...]
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