ROME (RNS) Paul VI was a pivotal pope for the Roman Catholic Church, even as he is sometimes overshadowed by the more charismatic papacies of John XXIII and John Paul II
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(RNS) Pope Francis’ trajectory from near anonymity to the heights of power is remarkably similar to that of President Obama’s. But can the pontiff avoid the pitfalls that have dogged the president?
(RNS) Who’s got the biggest reputation in history? Two computer scientists have calculated a way to rank significance through measures of celebrity and achievement across time. Not surprisingly, it helps to be white and male.