Thursday, December 22, 2005

Updates on Pope Benedict XVI

The Holy Father's first encyclical is now expected to made public in January 2006, after the feast of the Epiphany.

In a traditional pre-Christmas meeting with the leaders of the Roman Curia, Pope Benedict XVI revealed that he felt a "great fear" when he was elected on April 19, particularly because he would be following in the footsteps of a beloved figure.

Pope Benedict XVI has been named as Time Magazine’s “European Newsmaker 2006” and was identified as one of 2005’s top newsmakers.