Pope Benedict XVI, 1927-2022

Vol. 8 | No. 1 | January 13, 2023

On the cover: With the death of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI last Dec. 31 at the age of 95, the world has lost an intellectual giant, a brilliant defender of the Catholic faith, and an unlikely reformer. In this commemorative issue, Angelus contributors John Allen (Page 8), Scott Hahn (Page 14), Elise Italiano Ureneck (Page 16), and Kathryn Lopez (Page 18) offer their assessments of Pope Benedict’s life and legacy. Also: on Page 12, a report from Rome on the German pope’s final farewell; on Page 20, some of Joseph Ratzinger’s most memorable quotes.

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