Pope Benedict XVI

Nearly Half of US Catholics Want the Next Pope to 'Move the Church in New Directions'

Nearly Half of US Catholics Want the Next Pope to 'Move the Church in New Directions'
As the pontificate of Benedict XVI winds down, many American Catholics express a desire for change. For example, most U.S. Catholics say it would be good if the next pope allows priests to marry.
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Anti-Gay Cardinal Resigns Amid Accusations of 'Inappropriate' Acts with Priests

Anti-Gay Cardinal Resigns Amid Accusations of 'Inappropriate' Acts with Priests
Cardinal Keith O'Brien, Britain's highest-ranking Catholic leader, said Monday he wouldn't take part in the conclave to elect the next pope after being accused of improper conduct with priests — an unprecedented first head to roll in the mudslinging that has followed Pope Benedict XVI's decision to resign.
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Five Divine Pope Benedict Cartoons

Five Divine Pope Benedict Cartoons
Birth control, child abuse, outspoken nuns – Pope Benedict has been mired in a number of controversies during his reign as pontiff. With his decision to resign, we decided to take a look back at his tenure through the eyes of the world's top political cartoonists:
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