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Two years of Benedict XVI's pontificate

Wlodzimierz Redzioch talks to Cardinal Paul Poupard, President of the Pontifical Council for Culture and the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue.

Benedict XVI aimed at returning to the fundamentals, showing the essence of Christian life - friendship with Jesus. »

The papal broadcasting station

Weronika Nowakowska

Setting out on a journey the Pope takes reporters of Vatican Radio. They ensure broadcast and satellite information services in six languages. In the quarters of Vatican Radio in the Palazzo Pio written messages are replaced by electronic ones. Journalists less and less seldom read newspapers. The Internet is at hand. »

I will be Secretary of the Church

Wlodzimierz Redzioch talks to Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the new Cardinal Secretary of State of the Apostolic See and the closest collaborator of Benedict XVI.

Benedict XVI did not appoint a diplomat, as it was customary, for the highest office in the Roman Curia, but his collaborator in the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, a Salesian, who speaks about his mission: 'I will be more Secretary of the Church than Secretary of the State. »

John Paul II, Benedict XVI

Wlodzimierz Redzioch talks to Cardinal Paul Poupard, President of the Pontifical Council for Culture and President of the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue.

After the first year of the pontificate of Benedict XVI, Vaticanists noticed that the new Pope preserved 'the theological line ' of John Paul II but he changed 'the style' of the pontificate. »

Benedict XVI will visit Turkey this year

The news about the murder of Father Santoro in Trabzon, Turkey, was released together with the announcement of the official visit of Benedict XVI to Turkey. The head of the office of Turkish President Ahmet Necdet Sezer told the paper 'Hurriyet' that the Pope would visit the country on 28 November 2006. »

New Cardinals

On 22 February, on the liturgical Feast of the Chair of St Peter, Benedict XVI named 15 new cardinals during the general audience. He said that on 24 March there would be a Consistory at which the future cardinals would receive their insignia. Archbishop Stanislaw Dziwisz of Krakow is one of the appointed cardinals. »

Polish accent in the Vatican

Rev. Dr. Ireneusz Skubis talks to Rev. Dr. Hab. Antoni Debinski, Professor of KUL, Dean of the Faculty of Law, Canon Law and Administration, Catholic University of Lublin.

The commentary on the binding law, concerning not only adjective law (rules of procedure) but also substantive law (nature and essence of sanctity) is now available on the market as the most extensive research in the field to date. »

Option for love

Fr Andrzej Przybylski

Pope Benedict XVI devoted his first encyclical 'Deus caritas est' to love, the most beautiful and important value. The encyclical was presented in the Vatican and in Warsaw on 25 January 2006, reminding us that before his death John Paul II began writing an encyclical about love and mercy. »

A remarkable and moving relationship of the popes

Cardinal Stanislaw Nagy, SCJ

The interview the Holy Father Benedict XVI gave to Polish Television, broadcast on 16 October 2005, is an astonishing and multi-dimensional event. The very fact that it was an unprecedented interview makes it a unique event. »

Interview with the Holy Father Benedict XVI

'I am thankful to him...'

The interview was given by the Holy Father Benedict XVI to Polish Television and broadcasted at 8.10 p.m. on 16 October 2005.

German Vaticanist speaks

Wlodzimierz Redzioch talks about Pope Benedict XVI to Paul Badde, German Vaticanist for Die Welt.

Benedict XVI ended his holiday in the Alps

Introd mayor Osvaldo Naudin speaks about Benedict's holiday this year.

After John Paul II's death the inhabitants of Valle d'Aosta were convinced that the tradition of papal holiday in the Italian Alps ended. But that was not the case. Benedict XVI also decided to spend part of his holiday here. »

Man of the moment

Msgr Ireneusz Skubis talks to Archbishop Alfons Nossol about the significance of the election of Pope Benedict XVI for the universal Church.

Profile of new Pope Benedict XVI and programme of his pontificate

Cardinal Stanislaw Nagy, SCJ

Cardinal Stanislaw Nagy comments on the address of Benedict XVI to Cardinals Electors delivered on 20 April 2005, at the end of his first Mass after the election as Peter's successor. The new Pope depicts the lines of his pontificate, presents himself with humility and at the same time he gives a moving testimony of his spiritual relationship with Pope John Paul II. »

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