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Documents and Speeches by

Pope Benedict XVI Details

Documents (294)TypeDateAscending
Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)Homily2009.01.01
Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)Homily2009.01.06
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 

Speech2009.01.08
To members of the Neocatechumenal Way of the Rome Diocese English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Neocatechumenal Way 

Speech2009.01.10
Feast of the Baptism of the Lord English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)Homily2009.01.11
To Bishops of Iran on their ad Limina visit English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Iran 

Speech2009.01.16
To participants at the recitation of the Rosary on the occasion of the Sixth World Meeting of Families held in Mexico City English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 family 

Message2009.01.17
Television link-up at the end of Holy Mass for the conclusion of the Sixth World Meeting of Families in Mexico City English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 family 

Speech2009.01.18
To the Archbishop of Tarragona for the closing of the Jubilee Year on the 1750th anniversary of the martyrdom of Bishop St. Fructuoso and of the Deacons Sts. Augurio and Eulogio English español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)

 Spain 

Message2009.01.19
To an ecumenical delegation from Finland for the feast of St Henrik, Patron of Finland English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Finland   Lutheran Church 

Speech2009.01.19
For the 46th World Day for Vocations (2009) English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 vocation 

Message2009.01.20
For the concession of ecclesiastical communion to His Beatitude Ignatius Youssif III Younan, Syrian Catholic Patriarch of Antioch English español (Spanish) français (French)

 Syrian Church 

Letter2009.01.22
To the new Syrian Catholic Patriarch of Antioch English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Syrian Church 

Speech2009.01.23
For the 43rd World Communications Day (2009) English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 communication 

Message2009.01.24
To the Chaldean Bishops on their ad Limina visit English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Chaldean Church 

Speech2009.01.24
Vespers on the Solemnity of the Conversion of St. Paul English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 ecumenism 

Homily2009.01.25
For the 7th centenary since the beginning of the Roman Pontiffs' exile in the French city of Avignon latine (Latin)

 France 

Letter2009.01.26
To the Ambassador of France to the Holy See English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 France 

Speech2009.01.26
To His Holiness Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and of All Russia on the occasion of his enthronement English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Russian Orthodox Church 

Letter2009.01.28
To Prelate Auditors, Officials and Advocates of the Tribunal of the Roman Rota español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)Speech2009.01.29
To the Bishops of Russia on their ad Limina visit español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)

 Russia 

Speech2009.01.29
To members of the Joint International Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Catholic Church and the Oriental Orthodox Churches English español (Spanish) français (French)

 ecumenism 

Speech2009.01.30
For the 17th World Day of the Sick (2009) English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 sick 

Message2009.02.02
For the 13th Day of Consecrated Life (2009) English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 religious 

Message2009.02.02
To Bishops of Turkey on their ad Limina visit English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Turkey 

Speech2009.02.02
To the Ambassador of the Republic of Hungary to the Holy See English español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)

 Hungary 

Speech2009.02.02
For the 13th Day of Consecrated Life (2009) English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 religious 

Homily2009.02.02
For the 9th centenary of the death of St. Anselm latine (Latin)

 saint 

Letter2009.02.03
For the millennium of the death of St. Bruno latine (Latin)

 Poland 

Letter2009.02.04
To the Ambassador of Brazil to the Holy See español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)

 Brazil 

Speech2009.02.09
Meeting with the sick people on the liturgical memory of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Lourdes on the occasion of the 17th World Day of the Sick English Italiano (Italian)

 sick 

Speech2009.02.11
To the Ambassador of Australia to the Holy See English español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)

 Australia 

Speech2009.02.12
To members of the delegation of the 'Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations' English español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)

 Jews 

Speech2009.02.12
To Bishops of Nigeria on their ad Limina visit English español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)

 Nigeria 

Speech2009.02.14
To participants in the Study Convention promoted on the occasion of the 80th anniversary of foundation of the Vatican City State English español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)

 Vatican City 

Speech2009.02.14
To participants in the 31st Session of the Governing Council of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) English español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)

 agriculture 

Speech2009.02.20
To participants in the Plenary Assembly of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America English español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)

 Caribbean   South America 

Speech2009.02.20
Visit to the Roman Major Seminary on the occasion of the Feast of Our Lady of Trust English español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)

 seminary 

Speech2009.02.20
For the 24th World Youth Day (2009) English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 youth 

Message2009.02.22
To the faithful of Brazil for the Brotherhood Campaign 2009 English español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)

 Brazil 

Message2009.02.25
Ash Wednesday English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)Homily2009.02.25
Lenten Meeting with the Clergy of the Rome Diocese Italiano (Italian)

 Rome 

Speech2009.02.26
On the occasion of the returning to the custody of the Patriarchate of Moscow of the Russian Orthodox church of St. Nicholas during a ceremony held in Bari English Italiano (Italian)

 Russian Orthodox Church 

Speech2009.03.01
For the 9th centenary of the death of St. Anselm English latine (Latin)

 Benedictines   saint 

Letter2009.03.07
Conclusion of the annual Lenten retreat held for the Roman Curia English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)Speech2009.03.07
Visit to the Monastery of Saint Frances of Rome at Tor de' Specchi in Rome English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Rome 

Speech2009.03.09
Greetings to the city of Rome English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Italy 

Speech2009.03.09
Visit of the Holy Father at the Capitoline Hill English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Italy 

Speech2009.03.09
To the bishops of the Catholic Church concerning the remission of the excommunication of the four Bishops consecrated by Archbishop Lefebvre English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 SSPX 

Letter2009.03.10
To participants in the 20th edition of the course in the Internal Forum, organized by the Apostolic Penitentiary English español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)

 penance 

Message2009.03.12
To the delegation of the Chief Rabbinate of Israel and of the Holy See's Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Jews 

Speech2009.03.12
To participants in the Plenary Assembly of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments English español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)Speech2009.03.13
To Bishops of the Episcopal Conference of Argentina on their ad Limina visit español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)

 Argentina 

Speech2009.03.14
To participants in the Plenary Assembly of the Congregation for the Clergy English español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)Speech2009.03.16
Interview of the Holy Father during the flight to Africa English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Africa 

Speech2009.03.17
Welcome ceremony at Nsimalen International Airport of Yaoundé English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Cameroon 

Speech2009.03.17
Meeting with the Bishops of Cameroon at Christ-Roi Church in Tsinga, Yaoundé English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Cameroon 

Speech2009.03.18
Vespers at the Basilica Marie Reine des Apôtres in Mvolyé, Yaoundé English français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Cameroon 

Speech2009.03.18
Meeting with the members of the Special Council for Africa of the Synod of Bishops at the Apostolic Nunciature of Yaoundé English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Africa   synod 

Speech2009.03.19
Meeting with the world of suffering people at Card. Paul Emile Léger Centre - CNRH of Yaoundé English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Cameroon 

Speech2009.03.19
Meeting with representatives of the Muslim Community of Cameroon at the Apostolic Nunciature of Yaoundé English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Muslims 

Speech2009.03.19
On the occasion of the publication of the Instrumentum Laboris at Amadou Ahidjo Stadium, Yaoundé, Cameroon English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Africa   Cameroon 

Homily2009.03.19
Meeting with the Bishops of Angola and São Tomé at the Chapel of the Apostolic Nunciature in Luanda English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Angola   Sao Tome and Principe 

Speech2009.03.20
Meeting with the political and civil authorities and the Diplomatic Corps at the Presidential Palace in Luanda English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Angola 

Speech2009.03.20
Welcome ceremony at 4 de Fevereiro International Airport of Luanda English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Angola 

Speech2009.03.20
Farewell ceremony at Nsimalen International Airport of Yaoundé English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Cameroon 

Speech2009.03.20
To participants in the International Conference on the theme 'Life, Family and Development: the Role of Women in the Promotion of Human Rights' English español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)

 woman 

Message2009.03.21
Meeting with youth at Dos Coqueiros Stadium of Luanda English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Angola 

Speech2009.03.21
Mass with the Bishops, priests, religious people, ecclesial movements and catechists of Angola and São Tomé at São Paolo Church in Luanda English français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Angola 

Homily2009.03.21
Meeting with Catholic Movements for the Promotion of Women at Santo António Parish of Luanda English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Angola 

Speech2009.03.22
Mass with the Bishops of I.M.B.I.S.A. (Interregional Meeting of Bishops of Southern Africa) at Cimangola Square in Luanda English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Africa   Angola 

Homily2009.03.22
Farewell ceremony at 4 de Fevereiro International Airport of Luanda English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Angola 

Speech2009.03.23
Meeting with journalists during the return flight English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Africa   Angola   Cameroon 

Speech2009.03.23
To youth volunteers of Italy's civil service Italiano (Italian)Speech2009.03.28
Pastoral Visit to the Roman Parish of the Holy Face of Jesus at Magliana español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)

 Rome 

Speech2009.03.29
Pastoral Visit to the Roman Parish of the Holy Face of Jesus at Magliana English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Rome 

Homily2009.03.29
To the Prime Minister of Great Britain at the vigil of the G20 Summit in London English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 economy 

Letter2009.03.30
For the 7th centenary of devotion to Our Lady of Europe latine (Latin)

 Gibraltar 

Letter2009.03.31
For the closing celebration for the millennium of the dedication of the Co-Cathedral of Sarsina latine (Latin)

 Italy 

Letter2009.04.02
For the 50th anniversary of the Shrine of Christ the King, Almada latine (Latin)

 Portugal 

Letter2009.04.02
To the Bishops of the Episcopal Conference of Argentina on their ad Limina visit español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)

 Argentina 

Speech2009.04.02
Fourth Anniversary of the death of the Servant of God Pope John Paul II English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)Homily2009.04.02
To the Ambassador of the Dominican Republic to the Holy See español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)

 Dominican Republic 

Speech2009.04.03
For the 17th centenary of the martyrdom of Bishop St. Quirino latine (Latin)

 Croatia 

Letter2009.04.04
For the 25th anniversary of the Pastoral Journey of Pope John Paul II to Thailand latine (Latin)

 Thailand 

Letter2009.04.04
Palm Sunday - 24th World Youth Day English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 youth 

Homily2009.04.05
To young people from the Archdiocese of Madrid (Spain), gathered in Rome on the occasion of the handing over of the World Youth Day Cross español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)

 youth 

Speech2009.04.06
To the Archbishop of L'Aquila on the occasion of the suffrage rite for the victims of the earthquake English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)Message2009.04.09
Chrism Mass English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)Homily2009.04.09
Mass of the Lord's Supper English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)Homily2009.04.09
Way of the Cross at the Colosseum on Good Friday English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)Speech2009.04.10
Easter Vigil English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)Homily2009.04.11
Urbi et Orbi Message for Easter Sunday 2009 English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Easter 

Message2009.04.12
Easter Sunday English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)Homily2009.04.12
For the 9th centenary of the death of St. Anselm English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 saint 

Letter2009.04.15
To members of the Franciscan Family taking part in the 'Chapter of the Mats' English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Franciscans 

Speech2009.04.18
Mass with the members of the Coordinating Central Commission of the World Meeting of Families in Mexico English español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)Homily2009.04.23
To participants in the meeting of Catholic Religion Teachers Italiano (Italian)

 education 

Speech2009.04.25
Mass for the Canonization of Arcangelo Tadini, Bernardo Tolomei, Nuno de Santa Maria Alvares Pereira, Gertrude Comensoli and Caterina Volpicelli English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)Homily2009.04.26
Arrival at the camp set up near the village of Onna español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)

 Italy 

Speech2009.04.28
Meeting with representatives of the local people and of the rescue services español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)

 Italy 

Speech2009.04.28
To Bishops of the Episcopal Conference of Argentina on their ad Limina visit español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)

 Argentina 

Speech2009.04.30
For the 1st centenary of foundation of the church of Long Tower latine (Latin)

 Ireland 

Letter2009.05.02
Mass with priestly ordinations español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)Homily2009.05.03
To the German Federal President about the Apostolic Journey to Africa English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Germany 

Letter2009.05.04
For the 15th Plenary Session of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences English español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)

 social 

Speech2009.05.04
For the 10th anniversary of the journey of Pope John Paul II to Romania English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Romania 

Letter2009.05.06
For the 4th centenary of the death of Fr. Matteo Ricci English español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)

 China 

Message2009.05.06
To the Swiss Guards and their relatives on the occasion of the swearing-in ceremony Italiano (Italian)Speech2009.05.07
Welcoming ceremony at Queen Alia International Airport of Amman English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Jordan 

Speech2009.05.08
Visit to the Regina Pacis Center of Amman English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Jordan 

Speech2009.05.08
Interview of the Holy Father during the flight to the Holy Land English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Holy Land 

Speech2009.05.08
Visit to the ancient Basilica of the Memorial of Moses at Mount Nebo English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Jordan 

Speech2009.05.09
Blessing of the foundation stone of Madaba University of the Latin Patriarchate English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Jordan 

Speech2009.05.09
Meeting with Muslim religious leaders, members of the Diplomatic Corps and Rectors of universities in Jordan in front of the mosque al-Hussein bin Talal in Amman English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Jordan 

Speech2009.05.09
Vespers with priests, men and women religious, seminarians and ecclesial movements in the Greek-Melkite Cathedral of Saint-Georges in Amman English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Greek-Melkite Church   Jordan 

Homily2009.05.09
Blessing of the foundation stones of the Latin and Greek Melkite churches at Bethany beyond the Jordan English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Greek-Melkite Church   Jordan 

Speech2009.05.10
Mass at the Amman International Stadium English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Jordan 

Homily2009.05.10
Farewell ceremony at Queen Alia International Airport of Amman English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Jordan 

Speech2009.05.11
Welcoming ceremony at Ben Gurion International Airport of Tel Aviv English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Israel 

Speech2009.05.11
Courtesy visit to the President of the State of Israel at the presidential palace in Jerusalem English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Israel 

Speech2009.05.11
Visit to Yad Vashem Memorial in Jerusalem English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Israel 

Speech2009.05.11
Meeting with organizations involved in interreligious dialogue at the Auditorium of Notre Dame Center in Jerusalem English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Israel 

Speech2009.05.11
Courtesy visit to the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem at the Mount of the Temple English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Israel 

Speech2009.05.12
Courtesy visit to the two Chief Rabbis of Jerusalem at Hechal Shlomo Center in Jerusalem English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Israel 

Speech2009.05.12
Regina Cœli prayer with the Ordinaries of the Holy Land in the Upper Room in Jerusalem English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Israel 

Speech2009.05.12
Short visit to the Co-Cathedral of the Latins in Jerusalem English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Israel 

Speech2009.05.12
Mass in the Valley of Josaphat in Jerusalem English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Israel 

Homily2009.05.12
Welcoming ceremony in the square in front of the presidential palace, in Bethlehem English français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Palestine 

Speech2009.05.13
Visit to the Caritas Baby Hospital in Bethlehem English français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Palestine 

Speech2009.05.13
Visit to the Refugee Camp Al Aida' in Bethlehem English français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Palestine 

Speech2009.05.13
Farewell ceremony in the courtyard of the Presidential Palace English français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Israel 

Speech2009.05.13
Mass on the Manger's Square in Bethlehem English français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Palestine 

Homily2009.05.13
Meeting with the religious leaders of Galilee in the Auditorium of the Shrine of the Annunciation in Nazareth English français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Israel 

Speech2009.05.14
Mass on the Mount of Precipice in Nazareth English français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Israel 

Homily2009.05.14
Vespers with the Bishops, priests, men and women religious, ecclesial and pastoral movements of Galilee in the upper Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth English français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Israel 

Homily2009.05.14
Ecumenical meeting in the Throne Hall of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem English français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Greek Orthodox Church   Israel 

Speech2009.05.15
Visit to the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem English français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Israel 

Speech2009.05.15
Visit to the Armenian patriarchal church of St. James in Jerusalem English français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Armenian Church   Israel 

Speech2009.05.15
Departure ceremony at Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv English français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Israel 

Speech2009.05.15
Interview of the Holy Father during the flight back from the Holy Land English Italiano (Italian)

 Holy Land 

Speech2009.05.15
For the closing of the Pauline Year in the Holy Land latine (Latin)

 Holy Land 

Letter2009.05.16
To Bishops of the Episcopal Conference of Peru on their ad Limina visit English español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)

 Peru 

Speech2009.05.18
To the President of the Republic of Bulgaria English français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Bulgaria 

Speech2009.05.22
To the President of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia English Italiano (Italian)

 Macedonia 

Speech2009.05.22
To the community of the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy English Italiano (Italian)

 academy 

Speech2009.05.23
Compendium of the Letter to the Bishops, Priests, Consecrated Persons and Lay Faithful of the Catholic Church in the People's Republic of China English

 China 

Letter2009.05.24
Vespers with the Benedictine Abbots and the Community of Benedictine Monks and Nuns gathered in the Abbatial Basilica of Montecassino English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)Homily2009.05.24
Mass in Miranda Square, Cassino English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)Homily2009.05.24
Inauguration of the Ecclesial Convention of the Diocese of Rome at the Basilica of St. John Lateran Italiano (Italian)

 Rome 

Speech2009.05.26
To the General Assembly of the Italian Bishops' Conference Italiano (Italian)

 Italy 

Speech2009.05.28
To new Ambassadors accredited to the Holy See français (French) Italiano (Italian)Speech2009.05.29
To the new Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway to the Holy See English Italiano (Italian)

 Norway 

Speech2009.05.29
To the new Ambassador of the Republic of Namibia to the Holy See English Italiano (Italian)

 Namibia 

Speech2009.05.29
To the new Ambassador of Burkina Faso to the Holy See français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Burkina Faso 

Speech2009.05.29
To the new Ambassador of South Africa to the Holy See English Italiano (Italian)

 South Africa 

Speech2009.05.29
To the new Ambassador of New Zealand to the Holy See English Italiano (Italian)

 New Zealand 

Speech2009.05.29
To the new Ambassador of Benin to the Holy See français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Benin 

Speech2009.05.29
To the new Ambassador of the Republic of India to the Holy See English Italiano (Italian)

 India 

Speech2009.05.29
To the new Ambassador of Mongolia to the Holy See English Italiano (Italian)

 Mongolia 

Speech2009.05.29
Meeting with the children of the Pontifical Society of the Holy Childhood Italiano (Italian)Speech2009.05.30
Mass on Pentecost Sunday English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)Homily2009.05.31
To the community of the Pontifical French Seminary in Rome English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 France 

Speech2009.06.06
To Bishops of the Episcopal Conference of Venezuela on their ad Limina visit English español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)

 Venezuela 

Speech2009.06.08
Solemnity of Corpus Christi English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)Homily2009.06.11
To members of the Centesimus Annus - Pro Pontifice Foundation English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)Speech2009.06.13
Proclaiming a Year for Priests on the 150th anniversary of the death of the Curé of Ars English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 priest 

Letter2009.06.16
For the Ecclesiastical Communion with the Syrian Catholic Patriarch of Antioch latine (Latin)

 Syrian Church 

Letter2009.06.18
To the Syrian Catholic Patriarch of Antioch English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Syrian Orthodox Church 

Speech2009.06.19
Opening for the Year for Priests English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 priest 

Homily2009.06.19
Meeting with the sick, the medical staff and the board of managers gathered in front of the main entrance of the Hospital Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)Speech2009.06.21
Meeting with priests, men and women religious and young people gathered in the Church of St Pio of Pietrelcina English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)Speech2009.06.21
Mass in the square in front of the Church of St. Pio of Pietrelcina English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)Homily2009.06.21
For the millennium anniversary celebration of Lithuania latine (Latin)

 Lithuania 

Letter2009.06.23
For the 9th Plenary Assembly of the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences latine (Latin)

 Asia 

Letter2009.06.24
To participants in the Assembly of Organizations for Aid to the Eastern Churches English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Eastern Churches 

Speech2009.06.25
To Bishops of the Episcopal Conference of Viêt Nam on their ad Limina visit français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Vietnam 

Speech2009.06.27
To a delegation from the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople on the occasion of the Solemnity of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul and for the closing of the Pauline Year English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Ecumenical Patriarchate 

Speech2009.06.27
First Vespers of the Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul for the closing of the Pauline Year English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)Homily2009.06.28
Caritas in Veritate / Charity in Truth English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin)
On integral human development in charity and truth

 social 

Encyclical2009.06.29
For World Day for Missions 2009 English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 mission 

Message2009.06.29
Mass on the Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 metropolitan 

Homily2009.06.29
To Metropolitan Archbishops who received the Sacred Pallium on the Solemnity of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul English español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)

 metropolitan 

Speech2009.06.30
To the President of the Italian Council of Ministers for the G8 Summit English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Italy 

Letter2009.07.01
Ecclesiæ unitatem English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin)
On the Society of St. Pius X

 SSPX 

Motu Proprio2009.07.02
To participants in the European Conference on Vocational Pastoral-Care English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 vocation 

Speech2009.07.04
Vespers for the re-opening of the Pauline Chapel in the Vatican Apostolic Palace English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Vatican City 

Homily2009.07.04
To the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Haiti on the occasion of the presentation of the Letters of Credence English français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Haiti 

Speech2009.07.06
Approving the new Statute of the Labour Office of the Holy See Italiano (Italian)Motu Proprio2009.07.07
To the Ambassador of the Mexico to the Holy See English español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)

 Mexico 

Speech2009.07.10
Vespers in the Cathedral of Aosta English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)Homily2009.07.24
For the celebrations of the millennium of the Diocese of Pécs, Hungary latine (Latin)

 Hungary 

Letter2009.08.05
Solemnity of the Assumption, Mass at the Parish of Saint Thomas of Villanova in Castel Gandolfo English español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)Homily2009.08.15
For the 30th Meeting for Friendship Among Peoples (Rimini) English español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)Message2009.08.17
For the celebrations for the 12th centenary of the death of St. Ludgerus, first Bishop of Münster and 'Apostle of the Saxons and Frisians' latine (Latin)

 Germany 

Letter2009.08.20
For the millennium of the Archdiocese of Alba Iulia latine (Latin)

 Romania 

Letter2009.08.24
For the 11th Inter-Christian Symposium English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 ecumenism 

Message2009.08.28
Mass with the former students of the Ratzinger Schülerkreis Italiano (Italian)Homily2009.08.30
For the 1200th anniversary of the death of St. Ludgerus

 Germany   saint 

Letter2009.09.03
Meeting with the local people in Piazza Sant'Agostino English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)Speech2009.09.06
Mass in Valle Faul, Viterbo English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)Homily2009.09.06
To Bishops of the Episcopal Conference of Brazil on their ad Limina visit English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Brazil 

Speech2009.09.07
Episcopal Ordination of five new Bishops English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)Homily2009.09.12
To Bishops of the Episcopal Conference of Brazil on their ad Limina visit English español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)

 Brazil 

Speech2009.09.17
Meeting with the Patriarchs and the Major Archbishops of the Oriental Churches English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Eastern Churches   synod 

Speech2009.09.19
To participants in the Conference for newly appointed Bishops español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)

 bishop 

Speech2009.09.21
Videostatement to the UN 2009 Summit of Climate Change English

 ecology 

Message2009.09.24
To Bishops of the Episcopal Conference of Brazil on their ad Limina visit Italiano (Italian)

 Brazil 

Speech2009.09.25
Welcoming Ceremony at Stará Ruzyně International Airport, Prague English français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Czech Republic 

Speech2009.09.26
Visit to the Holy Infant of Prague at the Church of Our Lady Victorious English français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Czech Republic 

Speech2009.09.26
Meeting with the Civil and Political Authorities and the Diplomatic Corps at the Presidential Palace of Prague English français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Czech Republic 

Speech2009.09.26
Vespers with Priests, Men and Women Religious, Seminarians and Lay Movements gathered in the Cathedral of Saints Vitus, Wenceslaus and Adalbert English français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Czech Republic 

Speech2009.09.26
Interview of the Holy Father during the flight to the Czech Republic Italiano (Italian)

 Czech Republic 

Speech2009.09.26
Ecumenical Meeting at the Throne Hall of the Archbishop's House of Prague English français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Czech Republic   ecumenism 

Speech2009.09.27
Meeting with members of the academic community, in Vladislav Hall, Prague Castle English français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Czech Republic 

Speech2009.09.27
Mass at Tuřany Airport in Brno English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Czech Republic 

Homily2009.09.27
Videostatement to participants in the International Priests' Retreat English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 priest 

Message2009.09.28
To the young people at the Esplanade on the Way to Melnik in Stará Boleslav English français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Czech Republic 

Speech2009.09.28
Farewell Ceremony at Stará Ruzynědo International Airport of Prague English français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Czech Republic 

Speech2009.09.28
Mass on the memorial of Saint Wenceslaus, Patron of the Czech Republic, at the Esplanade on the Way to Melnik in Stará Boleslav English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Czech Republic 

Homily2009.09.28
To the Ambassador of the United States of America to the Holy See English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 USA 

Speech2009.10.02
To the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the Holy See English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Netherlands 

Speech2009.10.02
To the Ambassador of the Republic of the Philippines to the Holy See English français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Philippines 

Speech2009.10.02
Mass for the Opening of the Second Special Assembly for Africa of the Synod of Bishops English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Africa   synod 

Homily2009.10.04
To the first General Congregation of the Second Special Assembly for Africa of the Synod of Bishops English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Africa   synod 

Speech2009.10.05
Answer to the statement released by the Patriarch of the Orthodox Church of Ethiopia during the Second Special Assembly for Africa of the Synod of Bishops English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Africa   Ethiopian Orthodox Church   synod 

Speech2009.10.06
Concert entitled 'Youth Against War', on the 70th anniversary of the beginning of the Second World War English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 concert   war 

Speech2009.10.08
Prayer of the Rosary 'with Africa and for Africa' led by the Pope together with the university students of Rome English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Africa 

Speech2009.10.10
Canonization of 5 Blesseds English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 saint 

Homily2009.10.11
For the 29th World Food Day (2009) English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 food 

Message2009.10.16
For the 96th World Day of Migrants and Refugees (2010) English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 migrant 

Message2009.10.16
To the Head of the Delegation of the Commission of the European Communities to the Holy See English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Europe 

Speech2009.10.19
At the conclusion of the luncheon with the Synodal Fathers English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)Speech2009.10.24
Mass for the Closing of the Second Special Assembly for Africa of the Synod of Bishops English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Africa   synod 

Homily2009.10.25
Omnium in mentem English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin)
Modifying some canons of the Code of Canon Law

 canon law   marriage 

Motu Proprio2009.10.26
To Professors, Students and Personnel of the Pontifical Biblical Institute English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Bible 

Speech2009.10.26
For the 10th anniversary of Karekin II's election as Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Armenian Church 

Message2009.10.27
To the Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the Holy See English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Iran 

Speech2009.10.29
To participants in the Plenary Assembly of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 communication 

Speech2009.10.29
To the Ambassador of Panama to the Holy See English español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)

 Panama 

Speech2009.10.29
For Lent 2010 English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Lent 

Message2009.10.30
To participants in the Colloquium sponsored by the Vatican Observatory on the occasion of the International Year of Astronomy English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 astronomy 

Speech2009.10.30
To the Ambassador of Bulgaria to the Holy See English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Bulgaria 

Speech2009.10.31
For the millennium of the Cathedral of Mainz

 Germany 

Letter2009.11.01
For the Study Seminar entitled: Sport, Education and Faith: A New Season for Catholic Sport Associations English español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)

 sports 

Message2009.11.03
Anglicanorum cœtibus English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin)
Providing for Personal Ordinariates for Anglicans Entering into Full Communion with the Catholic Church

 Anglican Church   diocese 

Apostolic Constitution2009.11.04
To the President of the Italian Episcopal Conference English español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)

 Italy 

Message2009.11.04
Mass in suffrage for Cardinals and Bishops who have died in the past year English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)Homily2009.11.05
Visit to the Parish of Saint Antonino, where Pope Paul VI was baptized English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)Speech2009.11.08
Official ceremony for the inauguration of the new site and for awarding the Sixth Paul VI International Prize English español (Spanish) español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)Speech2009.11.08
Mass in Paul VI Square, Brescia English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)Homily2009.11.08
To participants in the Sixth World Congress on the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Refugees English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 migrant 

Speech2009.11.09
To Professors and students of St Mary of the Assumption University English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)Speech2009.11.12
For the Plenary Assembly of the Congregation on: 'Saint Paul and the new Areopagus' English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 St. Paul 

Message2009.11.13
For the 47th World Day for Vocations (2010) English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 vocation 

Message2009.11.13
To participants in the Plenary Assembly of the Pontifical Council Cor Unum English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)Speech2009.11.13
To Bishops of the Episcopal Conference of Brazil (SUL I Region) on their ad Limina visit English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Brazil 

Speech2009.11.14
For the death of Patriarch Pavle of the Serbian Orthodox Church English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Serbian Orthodox Church 

Message2009.11.16
To FAO on the occasion of the World Summit on Food Security English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 food 

Speech2009.11.16
To the President of the Episcopal Conference of Vietnam English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Vietnam 

Message2009.11.17
To Professors of the Pontifical Universities of Rome and to participants in the General Assembly of the International Federation of Catholic Universities English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 university 

Speech2009.11.19
To participants in the International Conference sponsored by the Pontifical Council for Health Pastoral Care English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 health 

Speech2009.11.20
Meeting with artists in the Sistine Chapel English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 arts 

Speech2009.11.21
For the 18th World Day of the Sick (2010) English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 sick 

Message2009.11.22
To the Archbishop of Constantinople, Ecumenical Patriarch, on the occasion of the feast of St. Andrew English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Ecumenical Patriarchate 

Message2009.11.25
For the Conference 'From Galilei's Telescope to Evolutionary Cosmology: Science, Philosophy and Theology in Dialogue' English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 astronomy 

Message2009.11.26
To members of the Delegations of Argentina and Chile on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Treaty of Peace and Friendship between the two Countries English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Argentina   Chile 

Speech2009.11.28
First Vespers of the First Sunday of Advent English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)Homily2009.11.28
Mass with the Members of the International Theological Commission English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)Homily2009.12.01
For the Second Review Conference of the landmark Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on Their Destruction English español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)

 war 

Message2009.12.04
To the Archbishop of Tirana, Durres and All Albania English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Orthodox Church 

Speech2009.12.04
Concert offered by the President of the Federal Republic of Germany in honour of Benedict XVI English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 concert   Germany 

Speech2009.12.04
To Bishops of the Episcopal Conference of Brazil (South Regions 3 and 4) on their ad Limina visit English español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)

 Brazil 

Speech2009.12.05
For the Conference on the theme 'God Today: With him or without him everything changes' English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)Message2009.12.07
For the celebration of World Day of Peace 2010 English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 ecology   peace 

Message2009.12.08
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 

Speech2009.12.08
To the Ambassador of Cuba to the Holy See English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Cuba 

Speech2009.12.10
To Bishops of the Episcopal Conference of Belarus on their ad Limina visit español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)

 Belarus 

Speech2009.12.17
To the new Ambassadors accredited to the Holy See on the occasion of the presentation of the Letters of Credence English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 diplomacy 

Speech2009.12.17
To the new Ambassador of the Republic of Latvia to the Holy See English Italiano (Italian)

 Latvia 

Speech2009.12.17
To the new Ambassador of the Republic of Finland to the Holy See English Italiano (Italian)

 Finland 

Speech2009.12.17
To the new Ambassador of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh to the Holy See English Italiano (Italian)

 Bangladesh 

Speech2009.12.17
To the new Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the Holy See English Italiano (Italian)

 Kazakhstan 

Speech2009.12.17
To the new Ambassador of the Republic of Kenya to the Holy See English Italiano (Italian)

 Kenya 

Speech2009.12.17
To the new Ambassador of the Republic of the Sudan to the Holy See English Italiano (Italian)

 Sudan 

Speech2009.12.17
To the new Ambassador of the Republic of Uganda to the Holy See English Italiano (Italian)

 Uganda 

Speech2009.12.17
To the new Ambassador of the Kingdom of Denmark to the Holy See English español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)

 Denmark 

Speech2009.12.17
Vespers with the university students of Rome English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 university 

Homily2009.12.17
For the opening of the Holy Compostellan Year English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Spain 

Message2009.12.19
Christmas greetings to Cardinals, Archbishops, Bishops and Directors of the Governorate of Vatican City State English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Christmas 

Speech2009.12.21
Christmas Midnight Mass English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) Video

 Christmas 

Homily2009.12.24
Urbi et Orbi Message for Christmas 2009 English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Christmas 

Message2009.12.25
For the 21st Winter Olympic Games and the 10th Winter Paralymic Games English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Canada   sports 

Letter2009.12.30
Vespers and Te Deum English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) VideoHomily2009.12.31

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