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Cardinals should use ranked-choice voting when it’s time to elect the next pope
Thomas Reese - Religion News Service
May 18, 2022
Before he dies or retires, Pope Francis needs to make changes in the process of electing a new pope to avoid the possibility of a deadlocked conclave.
New book about Pope Benedict details tension at the Vatican over having two popes
Nicole Winfield - Associated Press
April 21, 2022
A new book describes the current state of Vatican affairs not so much through the lens of Pope Francis’ nine-year papacy, but via Benedict’s nine-year retirement.
‘The church has failed here, at all levels.’ Benedict XVI’s secretary addresses sexual abuse crisis
Catholic News Service
March 18, 2022
“The extent of the abuse quagmire becomes clearer with every study. It will take more than one person, even if he is pope, to drain this swamp,” Archbishop Gänswein told the German newspaper Die Zeit.
Benedict XVI’s personal secretary defends the former pope against allegations of mishandling abuse cases
March 16, 2022
The private secretary of Benedict XVI, Archbishop Georg Gaenswein, has defended the former pope and criticised the Munich abuse report which made international headlines when it was released in January.
Should there be a pope emeritus? What Pope Benedict’s retirement says about future former popes
Inside the Vatican
March 10, 2022
On this deep dive episode of “Inside the Vatican,” we examine the lessons from Benedict XVI's post-papacy—and what needs to change to protect future popes who retire.
The words we (and the church) need to learn to say: ‘I’m sorry’
Jaime L. Waters
February 18, 2022
Feb. 27, the Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time:
Today’s Gospel reminds us of the need to acknowledge failures and ask for forgiveness.
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