Resources on Our Holy Father and the Papacy

During this time of transition and thanksgiving for the life and service of Pope Benedict XVI and for the perpetual ministry and witness of St. Peter, the following resources from the website of the Archdiocese of Washington ( may be helpful:

The Leadership of Peter, by Fr. Thomas G. Weinandy, OFM Cap
Peter and the Call of the Gentiles, by Fr. Francis Martin
The Resignation and Election of a Pope, by Msgr. Charles Antonicelli
The Man Who Would Become Pope Benedict XVI, by Msgr. Kevin Hart
The Work of the Papacy Today, by Msgr. Charles Antonicelli
Peter, the Risen Lord and the Early Church, by Fr. Gerald O’Collins, SJ

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops provides resources on Pope Benedict XVI and the Papal transition, including the following: 

Biography of Pope Benedict XVI
How a New Pope is Chosen (Eng) (Span)
Pope Benedict XVI Prayer Card (Eng) (Span)
Prayer for the Election of a New Pope (Eng) (Span)