Tag: Pope Benedict XVI

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    We take our annual look back at the top religion and ethics news of the year—Pope Francis and his priorities, such as helping the poor, and also churches divided over homosexuality and same-sex marriage. More

    December 27, 2013 | Comments

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    Once the social network discovered the popularity of religious leaders on Twitter, the company actively began working with religious communities.

    April 8, 2013 | Comments

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    “If he stresses the social justice teachings of the church, the very counter-cultural message of simplicity and poverty, that could really change things without technically changing any teachings,” says David Gibson, national reporter for Religion News Service. More

    March 15, 2013 | Comments

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    “He may be the very guy to come in and reform a lot of the problems that are going on in the Vatican curia right now. And that may be one thing that the cardinals saw that led to his election.” More

    March 15, 2013 | Comments

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    In a panel discussion at Catholic University, four lay Catholics describe the single most important quality they want to see in the next pope. More

    March 1, 2013 | Comments

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    Archbishop Justin Welby says Anglicans and Catholics have major differences, but they also share “a common basis around the need to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ.” More

    March 1, 2013 | Comments

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    Benedict is the first pope to resign in 600 years, and experts say his decision highlights how the nature of the papacy has changed. More

    February 15, 2013 | Comments

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    In the last two conclaves, the cardinals elected “the smartest man in the room,” says Father Tom Reese. “Should they do that again, or should they elect someone who will listen to all the other smart people in the church?” More

    February 15, 2013 | Comments

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    After Pope Benedict XVI’s surprise announcement that he is resigning, the Roman Catholic Church is preparing for a conclave, where cardinals under the age of 80 will gather to elect his successor. Managing editor Kim Lawton looked at the centuries-old process of selecting the pope. More

    February 15, 2013 | Comments

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    “There were some bumps in the road” in Pope Benedict’s relationship with the Jewish community, says Rabbi David Saperstein, director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, but “they clearly were aberrations in a path that strengthened relations between the Church and the Jewish community.” More

    February 15, 2013 | Comments

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