Choosing a new Pope
A helpful handout about how a new Pope is chosen from the USCCB- How a Pope is chosen
Pope Benedict’s encyclicalsAn encyclical is a letter written to the bishops by a Pope in order to guide them in their ministries, however they are available for everyone to read. Pope Benedict has written three encyclical letters.
- Deus Caritas Est (God is Love) (2005)
- Spe Salvi (Saved by Hope) (2007)
- Caritas in Veritate (Charity in Truth) (2009)
Pope Benedict’s Twitter archive
World Youth Day Messages
- Rio, Brazil – “Go and make disciples of all nations!” (cf. Mt 28:19)
- Madrid, Spain – “Planted and built up in Jesus Christ, firm in the faith” (cf. Col 2:7)
- Sydney, Australia – “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses ” (Acts 1:8)
Pope Benedict has written a message for every World Youth Day. They can all be found here.
Pope Benedict’s key speeches
- Bundestag, Berlin, Germany (2011)
Key U.K. speeches for young people
- Westminster Piazza (address begins at 1:52 on video)