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Documents and Speeches by

Pope Benedict XVI Details

Documents (283)TypeDateAscending
Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God and 41st World Day of Peace English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)Homily2008.01.01
Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)Homily2008.01.06
To the Diplomatic Corps accredited to the Holy See for the traditional exchange of New Year Greetings English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 diplomacy 

Speech2008.01.07
To Fr. Peter-Hans Kolvenbach on the occasion of the 35th General Congregation of the Society of Jesus English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Jesuits 

Letter2008.01.10
For the 16th World Day of the Sick (2008) English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 sick 

Message2008.01.11
Feast of the Baptism of the Lord English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)Homily2008.01.13
Discourse to La Sapienza University of Rome English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 reason   university 

Speech2008.01.17
To an ecumenical delegation from Finland for the feast of St Henrik, Patron of Finland English español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)

 Finland   Lutheran Church 

Speech2008.01.18
To members of the Conference of Latin Bishops in the Arab Regions on their 'ad Limina' visit English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Djibouti   Iraq   Palestine   Somalia   Syria 

Speech2008.01.18
To the Diocese of Rome on education English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 education   Rome 

Letter2008.01.21
To participants in the Plenary Assembly of the Congregation for Catholic Education English español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)

 education 

Speech2008.01.21
To members of the Ordinary Council of the General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 synod 

Speech2008.01.21
For the 42nd World Communications Day (2008) English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 communication 

Message2008.01.24
To Bishops of the Episcopal Conference of Slovenia on their 'ad Limina' visit English español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)

 Slovenia 

Speech2008.01.24
To the Patriarch of Antioch for Syrian Catholics English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Syrian Church 

Letter2008.01.25
To members of the Joint Working Group between the World Council of Churches and the Catholic Church English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 ecumenism 

Speech2008.01.25
To participants in the Study Conference sponsored by the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 canon law 

Speech2008.01.25
Conclusion of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2008 English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 ecumenism 

Homily2008.01.25
To the Prelate Auditors, Officials and Advocates of the Tribunal of the Roman Rota English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)Speech2008.01.26
To participants in the inter-academic Colloquium on 'The changing identity of the individual' sponsored by the Académie des Sciences of Paris and by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 science 

Speech2008.01.28
To participants in the Plenary Session of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)Speech2008.01.31
To the Bishops of the Ukrainian Church on their 'ad Limina' visit English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Ukrainian Church 

Speech2008.02.01
To the Roman Major Seminary on the occasion of the Feast of Our Lady of Trust English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 seminary 

Speech2008.02.01
On the occasion of the visit to the Roman Major Seminary on the Feast of Our Lady of Trust English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 seminary 

Homily2008.02.01
For the 12th Day of Consecrated Life (2008) English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 religious 

Message2008.02.02
For the 12th Day of Consecrated Life (2008) English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 religious 

Speech2008.02.02
Ash Wednesday English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)Homily2008.02.06
Lenten meeting with the Clergy of the Rome Diocese English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 priest   Rome 

Speech2008.02.07
To the Bishops of the Episcopal Conference of Costa Rica on their 'ad Limina' visit English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Costa Rica 

Speech2008.02.08
To participants in the International Conference 'Woman and Man, the Humanum in Its Entirety', promoted by the Pontifical Council for the Laity on the 20th anniversary of the Apostolic Letter Mulieris dignitatem English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 woman 

Speech2008.02.09
To members of the Executive Council of the Union of Superiors General (USG) and of the Executive Council of the International Union of Superiors General (UISG) English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 religious 

Speech2008.02.18
To the Bishops of Cuba on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Journey of John Paul II English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Cuba 

Message2008.02.20
To the new Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia to the Holy See English Italiano (Italian)

 Serbia 

Speech2008.02.21
To the Fathers of the General Congregation of the Society of Jesus English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Jesuits 

Speech2008.02.21
To the Diocese of Rome for the presentation of the 'Letter on the urgent task of educating young people' English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Rome   youth 

Speech2008.02.23
Pastoral visit to the Parish of Santa Maria Liberatrice at Monte Testaccio in Rome English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Rome 

Homily2008.02.24
To participants in the Conference on the theme 'Close by the Incurable Sick Person and the Dying: Scientific and Ethical Aspects', promoted by the Pontifical Academy for Life on the occasion of the 14th General Assembly English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 sick 

Speech2008.02.25
To Bishops of the Episcopal Conference of El Salvador, on their 'ad Limina' visit English español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)

 El Salvador 

Speech2008.02.28
To the new Ambassador of the United States of America to the Holy See English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 USA 

Speech2008.02.29
To the Salesian Rector Major, on the occasion of the 26th Salesian General Chapter English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Salesians 

Letter2008.03.01
To the Bishops of Guatemala on their 'ad Limina' visit English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Guatemala 

Speech2008.03.06
To participants in the course on the Internal Forum organized by the Tribunal of the Apostolic Penitentiary English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 penance 

Speech2008.03.07
To members of the Pontifical Committee for Historical Sciences English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 history 

Speech2008.03.07
To participants in the Plenary Assembly of the Pontifical Council for Culture English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 culture 

Speech2008.03.08
Visit to the Church of San Lorenzo in Piscibus for the 25th anniversary of the San Lorenzo International Youth Centre English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Rome   youth 

Homily2008.03.09
To members of the Episcopal Conference of Haiti on their 'ad Limina' visit English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Haiti 

Speech2008.03.13
Penitential Celebration with the Youth of the Diocese of Rome in preparation for the 23rd World Youth Day English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 youth 

Homily2008.03.13
To the new Ambassador of Bolivia to the Holy See English español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)

 Bolivia 

Speech2008.03.14
To the new Ambassador of the Hellenic Republic to the Holy See English español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)

 Greece 

Speech2008.03.15
Palm Sunday - 23rd World Youth Day English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 youth 

Homily2008.03.16
Mass in suffrage of Most Rev. Paulos Faraj Rahho, Chaldean Archbishop of Mossul English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Chaldean Church   Iraq 

Homily2008.03.17
For the funeral mass for Chiara Lubich, foundress of the Focolare Movement English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Focolare 

Letter2008.03.18
Chrism Mass English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)Homily2008.03.20
Mass of the Lord's Supper English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)Homily2008.03.20
At the end of the Way of the Cross English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)Speech2008.03.21
Easter Vigil English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)Homily2008.03.22
Urbi et Orbi Message for Easter Sunday 2008 English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Easter 

Message2008.03.23
To participants in the Salesian General Chapter English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Salesians 

Speech2008.03.31
For the 3rd anniversary of the death of the Servant of God Pope John Paul II English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)Homily2008.04.02
To participants in the Plenary Assembly of the Pontifical Council for the Family on the theme Grandparents: Their Witness and Presence in the Family English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 family 

Speech2008.04.05
To participants in the International Congress organized by the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and the Family English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 family 

Speech2008.04.05
To the Bishops of the Antilles on their ad Limina visit English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Caribbean 

Speech2008.04.07
In memory of the witnesses to the faith who died during the 20th and 21st centuries held in the Basilica of St. Bartholomew on Tiber Island English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)Homily2008.04.07
Video-Message to Catholics and people of the United States of America on the occasion of the upcoming Apostolic Journey to USA English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 USA 

Message2008.04.08
For the International Study Seminar promoted by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace on the theme: 'Disarmament, development, and peace. Perspectives for holistic disarmament' English español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)

 war 

Letter2008.04.10
For the 1st centenary of Frat English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 France 

Letter2008.04.12
To the Jewish community on the occasion of the feast of Pesah English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Jews 

Message2008.04.14
Interview of the Holy Father during the flight to USA English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 USA 

Speech2008.04.15
Welcoming ceremony at the White House in Washington English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 USA 

Speech2008.04.16
Celebration of Vespers and meeting with the American Bishops at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 USA 

Speech2008.04.16
Responses to the questions posed by the American Bishops English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 USA 

Speech2008.04.16
Meeting with Catholic educators at the Catholic University of America in Washington English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 USA 

Speech2008.04.17
Meeting with representatives of other religions at Pope John Paul II Cultural Center of Washington English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 inter-religious dialogue   USA 

Speech2008.04.17
Meeting with representatives of the Jewish community in Washington English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Jews   USA 

Speech2008.04.17
Mass at the Washington Nationals Stadium English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 USA 

Homily2008.04.17
Address of the Holy Father to the General Assembly of the United Nations Organization in New York English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 United Nations 

Speech2008.04.18
Greetings to the staff and the personnel of the United Nations in New York English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 United Nations 

Speech2008.04.18
Meeting with representatives of the Jewish community at Park East Synagogue in New York English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Jews   USA 

Speech2008.04.18
Ecumenical prayer service at St. Joseph's Parish in New York English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 ecumenism   USA 

Speech2008.04.18
Meeting with young people having disabilities at St. Joseph Seminary in Yonkers, New York English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 USA 

Speech2008.04.19
Meeting with young people and seminarians at St. Joseph Seminary in Yonkers, New York English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 seminary   USA 

Speech2008.04.19
Mass for the Universal Church with priests, men and women religious in St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 USA 

Homily2008.04.19
Prayer during the visit to Ground Zero in New York English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 USA 

Speech2008.04.20
Farewell ceremony at John Fitzgerald Kennedy International Airport of New York English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 USA 

Speech2008.04.20
Mass at New York's Yankee Stadium English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 USA 

Homily2008.04.20
To members of the Pontifical Biblical Commission English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)Speech2008.04.23
To Bishops of Southern Caucasus on their ad Limina visit English español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)

 Armenia   Azerbaijan   Georgia 

Speech2008.04.24
Mass of ordination of priests in the Diocese of Rome English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 priest 

Homily2008.04.27
To Bishops of the Episcopal Conference of Cuba on their ad Limina visit English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Cuba 

Speech2008.05.02
For the 14th Plenary Session of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences English español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)

 social 

Speech2008.05.03
To members of Italian Catholic Action on the occasion of the 140th anniversary of its foundation English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Italy 

Speech2008.05.04
To members of the Pontifical Swiss Guards English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)Speech2008.05.05
Concert performed by the China Philharmonic Orchestra and the Shanghai Opera House Chorus English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 China   concert 

Speech2008.05.07
To the Patriarch and Bishops of the Greek-Melkites English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Greek-Melkite Church 

Speech2008.05.08
To the Catholicos of All Armenians and the bishops accompanying him English español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)

 Armenian Church 

Speech2008.05.09
To Bishops of the Episcopal Conference of Hungary on their ad Limina visit English español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)

 Hungary 

Speech2008.05.10
To participants in the International Conference promoted by the Pontifical Lateran University on the 40th anniversary of the Encyclical Humanae Vitae English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 pro-life 

Speech2008.05.10
On the occasion of the 97th Deutscher Katholikentag English

 Germany 

Message2008.05.11
For World Day for Missions 2008 English español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)

 mission 

Message2008.05.11
Mass on Pentecost Sunday English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)Homily2008.05.11
To members of the Italian Pro-Life Movement English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 pro-life 

Speech2008.05.12
To the Ambassador of Israel to the Holy See English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Israel 

Speech2008.05.12
To participants in the Plenary Assembly of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People English español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)

 migrant 

Speech2008.05.15
To Bishops of the Episcopal Conference of Thailand on their ad Limina visit English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Thailand 

Speech2008.05.16
To participants in the Forum of Family Associations English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 family 

Speech2008.05.16
To participants in the meeting of the Superior Council of the Pontifical Mission Societies English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 mission 

Speech2008.05.17
To participants in a Study Seminar convoked by the Pontifical Council for the Laity to reflect on the pastoral care of the Ecclesial Movements and New Communities English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 movement 

Speech2008.05.17
Mass in Piazza del Popolo, Savona English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)Homily2008.05.17
Meeting with the Cathedral's Chapter and with members of Consecrated Life during the visit to the Cathedral of St. Lawrence in Genoa English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 religious 

Speech2008.05.18
Meeting with young people in Piazza Matteotti, Genoa English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 youth 

Speech2008.05.18
Mass in Piazza della Vittoria, Genoa English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)Homily2008.05.18
To Patriarch Alexis II of Moscow and All Russia English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Russia   Russian Orthodox Church 

Letter2008.05.19
Corpus Christi - Mass and Eucharistic Procession English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)Homily2008.05.22
To participants in the meeting organized by the Pontifical Council for Social Communications English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 communication 

Speech2008.05.23
To Bishops of the Episcopal Conference of Albania on their ad Limina visit English español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)

 Albania 

Speech2008.05.23
Mass in suffrage of Cardinal Bernardin Gantin English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)Homily2008.05.23
To a delegation from Bulgaria on the occasion of the feast of Saints Cyril and Methodius English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Bulgaria 

Speech2008.05.24
To a delegation from the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia on the occasion of the feast of Saints Cyril and Methodius English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Macedonia 

Speech2008.05.24
To the General Assembly of the Italian Episcopal Conference English español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)

 Italy 

Speech2008.05.29
To the Ambassador of Liberia to the Holy See English français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Liberia 

Speech2008.05.29
To the Ambassador of the Republic of Uganda to the Holy See English français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Uganda 

Speech2008.05.29
To the Ambassador of the United Republic of Tanzania to the Holy See English français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Tanzania 

Speech2008.05.29
To the Ambassador of Nigeria to the Holy See English Italiano (Italian)

 Nigeria 

Speech2008.05.29
To the Ambassador of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka to the Holy See English Italiano (Italian)

 Sri Lanka 

Speech2008.05.29
To the Ambassador of Guinea to the Holy See English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Guinea 

Speech2008.05.29
To the Ambassador of the Republic of Belarus to the Holy See English Italiano (Italian)

 Belarus 

Speech2008.05.29
To the Ambassador of the People's Republic of Bangladesh to the Holy See English français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Bangladesh 

Speech2008.05.29
To the Ambassador of Chad to the Holy See English français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Chad 

Speech2008.05.29
To new Ambassadors accredited to the Holy See English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)Speech2008.05.29
To Bishops of the Episcopal Conference of Myanmar on their ad Limina visit English español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)

 Myanmar 

Speech2008.05.30
Celebration at the end of the Marian month of May English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Mary 

Speech2008.05.31
To the Ambassador of Guatemala to the Holy See English español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)

 Guatemala 

Speech2008.05.31
For the 3rd American Missionary Congress (CAM3) and the Eighth Latin American Missionary Congress (COMLA8) English español (Spanish) latine (Latin)

 mission 

Letter2008.06.02
To participants in the 'High-Level Conference on World Food Security: the Challenges of Climate Change and Bioenergy', organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 food 

Message2008.06.02
To the Bishops of Malaysia, Brunei and Singapore on their ad Limina visit English español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)

 Brunei   Malaysia   Singapore 

Speech2008.06.06
To participants in the Tenth Plenary Assembly of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 inter-religious dialogue 

Speech2008.06.07
To participants at the Sixth European Symposium for University Professors español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 university 

Speech2008.06.07
Inauguration of the Convention of the Diocese of Rome at the Basilica of St. John Lateran English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Rome 

Speech2008.06.09
Letter to delegates and all those attending the Seventh General Assembly of the Catholic Biblical Federation English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Bible 

Letter2008.06.12
To the Bishops of Bangladesh on their ad Limina visit English español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)

 Bangladesh 

Speech2008.06.12
Meeting with citizens and young people gathered in Lenio Flacco Square in Brindisi English español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)Speech2008.06.14
Mass in the square in front of the Shrine of Santa Maria de finibus terrae in Santa Maria di Leuca English español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)Homily2008.06.14
Meeting with priests gathered in the Cathedral of Brindisi English español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)Speech2008.06.15
Mass at Sant'Apollinare Wharf in the Harbour of Brindisi English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)Homily2008.06.15
To the Ambassador of Cameroon to the Holy See English français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Cameroon 

Speech2008.06.16
Letter to Card. Camillo Ruini, Vicar General for the Diocese of Rome on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of his Episcopal Ordination English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Rome 

Letter2008.06.19
To Bishops of Pakistan on their ad Limina visit English español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)

 Pakistan 

Speech2008.06.19
To participants in the International Catholic Radio Congress organized by the Pontifical Council for Social Communications English español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)

 radio 

Speech2008.06.20
Antiqua ordinatione latine (Latin)
Promulgating proper law for the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura
Motu Proprio2008.06.21
To young people for the 49th International Eucharistic Congress English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Eucharistic Congress 

Message2008.06.21
Homily delivered via satellite on the occasion of the closing Mass of the 49th International Eucharistic Congress in Québec English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Eucharistic Congress 

Homily2008.06.22
Greetings on the occasion of the publication of this first edition of L'Osservatore Romano in the Malayalam language English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 India 

Speech2008.06.25
To Bishops of the Episcopal Conference of Honduras on their ad Limina visit español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)

 Honduras 

Speech2008.06.26
To the Ambassador of Gabon to the Holy See English français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Gabon 

Speech2008.06.26
To the Officials of the Vicariate of Rome English español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)

 Rome 

Speech2008.06.27
To Bishops of Hong Kong and Macao on their ad Limina visit English Italiano (Italian)

 Hong Kong   Macau 

Speech2008.06.27
To the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople on the occasion of the Solemnity of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul and for the opening of the Pauline Year English español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)

 Ecumenical Patriarchate   St. Paul 

Speech2008.06.28
First Vespers of the Solemnity of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 St. Paul 

Homily2008.06.28
Solemnity of Sts Peter and Paul - Homilies of the Holy Father and the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople English español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)

 Ecumenical Patriarchate   metropolitan 

Homily2008.06.29
Video-message to the members of the Episcopal Conference of Colombia English español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)

 Colombia 

Message2008.06.30
To the Metropolitan Archbishops who received the Sacred Pallium on the Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul English español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)

 metropolitan 

Speech2008.06.30
To the people of Australia and to the young pilgrims taking part in World Youth Day 2008 English español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)

 Australia   youth 

Message2008.07.04
For the 'Day of the Holy See' at Expo Zaragoza 2008 English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 water 

Letter2008.07.10
Interview of the Holy Father during the flight to Australia English español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)

 Australia 

Speech2008.07.12
Welcoming celebration by the young people at Barangaroo, East Darling Harbour of Sydney English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Australia 

Speech2008.07.17
Welcoming ceremony at Government House of Sydney English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Australia 

Speech2008.07.17
Meeting with a group of disadvantaged young people of the rehabilitation community of the University of Notre Dame in the Church of the Sacred Heart in Sydney English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Australia 

Speech2008.07.18
Meeting with representatives of other religions in the Chapter Hall of St. Mary’s Cathedral in Sydney English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Australia 

Speech2008.07.18
Ecumenical meeting in the Crypt of St. Mary’s Cathedral in Sydney English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Australia 

Speech2008.07.18
Vigil with the young people at Randwick Racecourse in Sydney English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Australia 

Speech2008.07.19
Mass with the Australian bishops, seminarians and novices at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Sydney English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Australia 

Homily2008.07.19
Meeting with benefactors and organizers of the 23rd World Youth Day at the Reception Hall of Cathedral House and in the Chapter Hall of St. Mary's Cathedral English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Australia 

Speech2008.07.20
Mass for the 23rd World Youth Day at Randwick Racecourse, Sydney English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Australia 

Homily2008.07.20
Farewell ceremony at the International Airport of Sydney English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Australia 

Speech2008.07.21
Greeting to the volunteers of the 23rd World Youth Day in the Domain of Sydney English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Australia 

Speech2008.07.21
For the 30th anniversary of the death of Pope Paul VI English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)Letter2008.07.26
Visit to the birth house of Saint Josef Freinademetz in Oies - Val Badia Italiano (Italian)

 China 

Speech2008.08.05
Meeting with the clergy of the Diocese of Bozen-Brixen English Italiano (Italian)

 priest 

Speech2008.08.06
Mass at the Pontifical Parish of Saint Thomas of Villanova in Castel Gandolfo Italiano (Italian)Homily2008.08.15
For the 95th World Day of Migrants and Refugees (2009) English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 migrant 

Message2008.08.24
To Bishops of the Episcopal Conference of Nicaragua on their ad Limina visit English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Nicaragua 

Speech2008.09.06
Meeting with priests, seminarians and students of the Pontifical Theological Faculty of Sardinia gathered in the Cathedral of Cagliari English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)Speech2008.09.07
Meeting with the young people of Sardinia gathered in Yenne Square English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)Speech2008.09.07
Mass in the esplanade in front of the Shrine of Our Lady of Bonaria English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)Homily2008.09.07
SMS Message to the young people, fifty days after the celebration of the final Mass on the occasion of World Youth Day 2008 English español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)

 Australia   youth 

Message2008.09.08
To Bishops of the Episcopal Conference of Paraguay on their ad Limina visit English español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)

 Paraguay 

Speech2008.09.11
Interview of the Holy Father during the flight to France English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 France 

Speech2008.09.12
Meeting with authorities of State at the Elysée Palace in Paris English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 France 

Speech2008.09.12
Meeting with representatives of the Jewish community English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 France   Jews 

Speech2008.09.12
Meeting with representatives from the world of culture at the Collège des Bernardins in Paris English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 culture   France 

Speech2008.09.12
Greeting to young people gathered in the esplanade in front of Notre-Dame Cathedral English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 France   youth 

Speech2008.09.12
Celebration of Vespers with priests, religious, seminarians and deacons gathered at Notre-Dame Cathedral English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 France 

Homily2008.09.12
Mass on the Esplanade des Invalides in Paris English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 France 

Homily2008.09.13
Torchlight procession in Rosary Square English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 France   Lourdes 

Homily2008.09.13
Meeting with the French Bishops in the Hemicycle Sainte-Bernadette English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 France 

Speech2008.09.14
Meditation during the Blessed Sacrament Procession in the Prairie English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 France   Lourdes 

Speech2008.09.14
Mass on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the Apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Prairie English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 France   Lourdes 

Homily2008.09.14
Farewell ceremony at the Airport of Tarbes-Lourdes-Pyrénées in Lourdes English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 France 

Speech2008.09.15
Mass on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the Apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Lourdes English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 France   Lourdes 

Homily2008.09.15
To the new Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the Holy See English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Bosnia and Herzegovina 

Speech2008.09.18
To Bishops of the Episcopal Conference of Panama on their ad Limina visit English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Panama 

Speech2008.09.19
To Bishops recently appointed taking part in a seminar sponsored by the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 bishop 

Speech2008.09.20
Mass and Dedication of the Altar in the Cathedral of Albano English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)Homily2008.09.21
To the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Russian Orthodox Church 

Message2008.09.22
To Bishops recently appointed taking part in a seminar sponsored by the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 bishop 

Speech2008.09.22
To Bishops of the Episcopal Conference of Uruguay on their ad Limina visit English español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)

 Uruguay 

Speech2008.09.26
To the Ambassador of the Czech Republic to the Holy See English français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Czech Republic 

Speech2008.09.27
To participants at a Meeting sponsored by the Youth Tourist Centre and the International Office for Social Tourism English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 tourism 

Speech2008.09.28
To participants in the International Congress entitled 'Humanae Vitae: A Topical and Prophetical Encyclical Letter' English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 pro-life 

Message2008.10.02
To Bishops of Central Asia on their ad Limina visit English español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)

 Kazakhstan   Kyrgyzstan   Tajikistan   Turkmenistan   Uzbekistan 

Speech2008.10.02
Official Visit of Pope Benedict XVI to H.E. Mr Giorgio Napolitano, President of the Italian Republic English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Italy 

Speech2008.10.04
Mass for the Opening of the 12th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Bible   synod 

Homily2008.10.05
Meditation of the Holy Father during the first General Congregation of the 12th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Bible 

Speech2008.10.06
Mass on the 50th anniversary of the death of Pope Pius XII English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)Homily2008.10.09
For the 28th World Food Day (2008) English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 food 

Message2008.10.13
Address during the 14th General Congregation of the 12th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Bible 

Speech2008.10.14
To Bishops of Ecuador on their ad Limina visit English español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)

 Ecuador 

Speech2008.10.16
To participants in the International Congress promoted by the Pontifical Lateran University on the 10th anniversary of the Encyclical Fides et Ratio English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 reason 

Speech2008.10.16
To the Ecumenical Patriarch on the occasion of the celebration of First Vespers of the 29th Sunday of Ordinary Time in the Sistine Chapel English Italiano (Italian)

 Ecumenical Patriarchate 

Speech2008.10.18
Recitation of the Holy Rosary at the Pontifical Shrine of Pompeii English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)Speech2008.10.19
Mass in the Square in front of the Pontifical Shrine of Pompeii English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)Homily2008.10.19
To participants in the 110th National Congress of the Italian Surgery Society English español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)

 medical 

Speech2008.10.20
Mass for the conclusion of the 12th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Bible   synod 

Homily2008.10.26
Greetings to participants in the Synod of Bishops at the conclusion of luncheon español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)Speech2008.10.27
To the Ambassador of the Republic of the Philippines to the Holy See English Italiano (Italian)

 Philippines 

Speech2008.10.27
For the 7th centenary of the death of blessed John Duns Scotus English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin)

 saint 

Apostolic Letter2008.10.28
To participants in the International Conference on the theme 'The Second Vatican Council in the Pontificate of John Paul II' English español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)

 Vatican II 

Message2008.10.28
For the 50th anniversary of the election to the Pontificate of Blessed John XXIII English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)Speech2008.10.28
To the Ambassador of Canada to the Holy See English français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Canada 

Speech2008.10.30
To a delegation of the International Jewish Committee on Interreligious Consultations English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Jews 

Speech2008.10.30
To students of the Pontifical Universities of Rome at the beginning of the Academic Year 2008/2009 English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 university 

Speech2008.10.30
To participants in the Plenary of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 science 

Speech2008.10.31
To participants in the 13th International Conference of the Catholic Fraternity of Charismatic Covenant Communities and Fellowship English español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)

 charismatic 

Speech2008.10.31
To the Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt to the Holy See English français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Egypt 

Speech2008.11.06
To participants in the Seminar organized by the “Catholic-Muslim Forum” sponsored by the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Muslims 

Speech2008.11.06
To the Ambassador of the Republic of Lithuania to the Holy See English Italiano (Italian)

 Lithuania 

Speech2008.11.07
To participants in the International Congress sponsored by the Pontifical Academy for Life English español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)

 pro-life 

Speech2008.11.07
To the new Ambassador of the Republic of China to the Holy See English Italiano (Italian)

 Taiwan 

Speech2008.11.08
To participants in the congress on The Heritage of the Magisterium of Pius XII and the Second Vatican Council promoted by the Pontifical Lateran University and the Pontifical Gregorian University English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Vatican II 

Speech2008.11.08
To Bishops of Bolivia on their ad Limina visit English español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)

 Bolivia 

Speech2008.11.10
To the Ambassador of the Republic of San Marino to the Holy See English Italiano (Italian)

 San Marino 

Speech2008.11.13
To participants in the 23rd International Conference sponsored by the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Assistance to Health Care Workers on Pastoral Care in the Treatment of Sick Children English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 children   sick 

Speech2008.11.15
To participants in the Plenary Assembly of the Pontifical Council for the Laity English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 laity 

Speech2008.11.15
To the Ambassador of Lebanon to the Holy See English français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Lebanon 

Speech2008.11.17
For the 13th Public Session of the Pontifical Academies Italiano (Italian)

 academy 

Message2008.11.24
To the Catholicos of the Armenian Apostolic Church of Cilicia English español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)

 Armenian Church   Orthodox Church 

Speech2008.11.24
To the Ecumenical Patriarch on the occasion of the Feast of St. Andrew English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Ecumenical Patriarchate 

Message2008.11.26
To the President of the Republic of Chile on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Pontifical Mediation in solving the controversy between Argentina and Chile English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Argentina   Chile 

Letter2008.11.29
To the President of the Republic of Argentina on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Pontifical Mediation in solving the controversy between Argentina and Chile English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Argentina   Chile 

Letter2008.11.29
First Vespers of the First Sunday of Advent English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)Homily2008.11.29
Pastoral Visit to the Basilica of St. Lawrence Outside the Walls on the occasion of the 1750th anniversary of the martyrdom of St. Lawrence English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)Homily2008.11.30
On the occasion of the Study Day on 'Dialogue between Cultures and Religions' Italiano (Italian)

 culture 

Message2008.12.03
To Bishops of Chile on their ad Limina visit español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)

 Chile 

Speech2008.12.04
On the occasion of the death of His Holiness Alexy II, Patriarch of Moscow and of All the Russias English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Russian Orthodox Church 

Message2008.12.05
To the Ambassador of Argentina to the Holy See English español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)

 Argentina 

Speech2008.12.05
To the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)Speech2008.12.05
To the members of the International Theological Commission English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)Speech2008.12.05
For the celebration of World Day of Peace 2009 English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 peace 

Message2008.12.08
Act of Veneration to the Virgin Mary on the occasion of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Mary 

Speech2008.12.08
For the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)Speech2008.12.10
For Lent 2009 English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Lent 

Message2008.12.11
Meeting with the Rome's university students English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 university 

Speech2008.12.11
To Bishops of Taiwan on their ad Limina visit English español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)

 Taiwan 

Speech2008.12.12
Visit to the Embassy of Italy to the Holy See - Meeting with the Diplomatic Corps English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Italy 

Speech2008.12.13
To the new Ambassadors accredited to the Holy See English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 diplomacy 

Speech2008.12.18
To the new Ambassador of the Republic of the Fiji Islands to the Holy See English Italiano (Italian)

 Fiji 

Speech2008.12.18
To the new Ambassador of the Kingdom of Bahrain to the Holy See English français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Bahrain 

Speech2008.12.18
To the new Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the Holy See English français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Kazakhstan 

Speech2008.12.18
To the new Ambassador of Tunisia to the Holy See English français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Tunisia 

Speech2008.12.18
To the new Ambassador of Belize to the Holy See English Italiano (Italian)

 Belize 

Speech2008.12.18
To the new Ambassador of the Republic of Madagascar to the Holy See English français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Madagascar 

Speech2008.12.18
To the new Ambassador of Grand Duchy of Luxembourg to the Holy See English français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Luxembourg 

Speech2008.12.18
To the new Ambassador of the Republic of Iceland to the Holy See English Italiano (Italian)

 Iceland 

Speech2008.12.18
To the new Ambassador of the Republic of Sierra Leone to the Holy See English Italiano (Italian)

 Sierra Leone 

Speech2008.12.18
To the new Ambassador of the Kingdom of Sweden to the Holy See English Italiano (Italian)

 Sweden 

Speech2008.12.18
To the new Ambassador of the Republic of Malawi to the Holy See English Italiano (Italian)

 Malawi 

Speech2008.12.18
To managers and employees of the Vatican Television Centre with their family members English español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)

 television 

Speech2008.12.18
To the new Ambassador of the Seychelles to the Holy See English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Seychelles 

Speech2008.12.19
To Professors and students of the Pontifical Institute of Christian Archaeology English español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)

 archaeology 

Speech2008.12.20
Christmas greetings to the members of the Roman Curia and Prelature English español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)

 Roman Curia 

Speech2008.12.22
Urbi et Orbi Message for Christmas 2008 English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Christmas 

Message2008.12.25
Christmas - Midnight Mass English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Christmas 

Homily2008.12.25
Vespers and Te Deum English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)Homily2008.12.31

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