He was the first German pope in over 400 years, but his legacy is marred by failures at handling sexual abuse scandals when he served in southern Germany.
Here are a selection of images from Benedict’s long life.
From readers of The Morning.
The Times’s journalists in Canada reflect on some of the stories and reporting experiences that marked 2022.
Ian Fisher, The Times’s Rome bureau chief from 2004 to 2008, covered Pope Benedict XVI and remembers him as a brilliant theologian who led the Catholic Church through rough times.
By Reginald Williams, Special to the AFRO When Congressman-elect Maxwell Alejandro Frost is sworn into the 118th Congress on Jan. 3, the newest member of the Congressional Black Caucus might still be homeless. Frost, the first-Generation Z member elected to Congress, is no different than approximately 6,300 other Washingtonians with no secure housing in place.
By Marnita Coleman, Special to the AFRO Ranked in the top 10 best places to live for families, the City of Gaithersburg, Md. is known for great neighborhoods and good people from a variety of ethnic backgrounds that play, work and worship together in schools, businesses and churches throughout the town. One church, Mercy Seat
By Alexa Spencer, Word In Black As the Black community grapples with the ongoing impact of COVID-19, research shows that the faultiness of pulse oximeters on dark-skinned people contributed to poor outcomes during the pandemic. When clipped onto a patient’s finger, pulse oximeters send a beam of light through the skin to calculate oxygen levels.
By Samira Mehta, University of Colorado Boulder, The Conversation via The Associated Press (THE CONVERSATION) – Hanukkah, the Jewish “festival of lights,” commemorates a story of a miracle, when oil meant to last for one day lasted for eight. Today, Jews light the menorah, a candelabra with eight candles – and one “helper” candle, called
By Mauricio Savarese, AP Sports Writer Family members of Brazilian soccer great Pelé are gathering at the Albert Einstein hospital in Sao Paulo where the 82-year-old global icon has been since the end of November. Doctors said earlier this week that Pelé’s cancer had advanced, adding the three-time World Cup winner is under “elevated care”