Pope Emeritus

Benedict XVI

His Holiness Benedict XVI's resignation took effect on 28 February 2013 at 8pm (Rome time). Benedict XVI was the 265th pope - 264th Successor of St Peter. He served a near eight-year pontificate as Bishop of Rome from 19 April 2005 - 28 February 2013. In this section you will find a biography, some of Benedict XVI's key documents and teachings and links to the official website for the 2010 Papal Visit to the UK.

Benedict XVI in UK

UK Papal Visit

Pope Benedict XVI visited England and Scotland on a four-day Papal visit from 16-19 September 2010. The Holy Father flew firstly to Scotland where he was rec... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI

Biography

In this section you will find a biography for Pope Benedict XVI from his early years growing up in Germany, his time as a university lecturer and the six dec... Read more

Teachings

Key Documents

This section provides extracts from the key teachings of Pope Benedict XVI, including encyclicals, published work and the Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum... Read more