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Cardinals in scarlet vestments leave the Pro Eligendo Pontiface Mass prior to the Conclave, March 12, 2013, at the Vatican.
FaithNews Analysis
Thomas Reese - Religion News Service
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.
Nicole Winfield - Associated Press
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.
Catholic News Service
“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.
KNA International
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.
Inside the Vatican
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.
FaithThe Word
Jaime L. Waters
Feb. 27, the Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Today’s Gospel reminds us of the need to acknowledge failures and ask for forgiveness.