(RNS) Will the conclave electing a successor to Pope Benedict XVI next month have an “Obama moment” and pick a pope from outside Europe for the first time in modern history? Several factors are working against it.
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VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Vatican confirmed that Pope Benedict XVI is considering changing church law regulating the election of a new pope, but stopped short of saying whether he would authorize an earlier start to the conclave.
LOS ANGELES (RNS) Retired Cardinal Roger Mahony still has a vote in next month’s conclave to elect a new pope, and despite the abuse scandal unearthed in court documents, his vote was met with a shrug by many local Catholics.
(RNS) From the beginning Pope Benedict XVI said he wanted his ministry to put the focus on Christ, not on himself as the pope. In the long run, he may well have redefined the papacy much as he hoped, and more radically than many expected.
(RNS) What are the rules for electing a new pope? They’re not much different after a pope dies or resigns. Pope Benedict XVI modified the rules in 2007, following a major overhaul by Pope John Paul II in 1996.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) One the eve of his elevation to cardinal, New York's Archbishop Timothy Dolan said he doesn't caricature's of his city as a modern-day Gomorrah.