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Pope Quits

Facing Misconduct Allegations, UK's Highest Ranking Catholic Resigns To Skip Conclave

AP | GREGORY KATZ and NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 02.25.2013 | Religion

LONDON -- Cardinal Keith O'Brien, Britain's highest-ranking Catholic leader, says he is resigning as archbishop in the wake of misconduct allegations ...

The Pope's Most Powerful Gift To The Church

Sister Joan Chittister, OSB | Posted 04.17.2013 | Religion
Sister Joan Chittister, OSB

The fact that Benedict XVI has very humbly admitted the immensity of the present moment for the Church and decided to step out of it is, perhaps, the most powerful gift of this papacy.

Predicting The Pope Would Quit

Jon M. Sweeney | Posted 04.17.2013 | Religion
Jon M. Sweeney

I woke up last Monday to the news and was as shocked as everyone else. At least for the first few seconds. By 10:30 a.m. I was sitting in the offices of CBS News in Chicago, being interviewed about my book published a year ago, "The Pope Who Quit."

Pope Benedict XVI Considered A Friend In Israel

AP | ARON HELLER | Posted 02.11.2013 | World

JERUSALEM -- When Joseph Ratzinger became pope in 2005, many in Israel wondered whether the German-born Cardinal with the Nazi past would prove a wort...

Would Pope Benedict XVI Ever Quit?

Jon M. Sweeney | Posted 04.16.2012 | Religion
Jon M. Sweeney

It has become clear that Pope Benedict is willing to engage with the problems the Church faces. Yet, I wonder if he still considers walking away.