VATICAN CITY (RNS) While the Holy Spirit may be getting more efficient in producing shorter papal conclaves, behavioral scientists say a more pronounced “bandwagon effect” is now as powerful as any electioneering did before.
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VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Vatican has pulled the plug on daily briefings from American cardinals, fueled by growing resentment among Italian cardinals and others that the process to elect the next pope was starting to look like an American-style political campaign.
(RNS) Betting on the new pope takes off internationally, including “Sweet Sistine” brackets.
(RNS) The last Pope Benedict to resign, Benedict IX, was an infamous rake who sold the papacy. But like his 21st-century namesake, Benedict IX forces Catholics to mind the gap between the mortal man and the sacred papal office.
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VATICAN CITY (RNS) With three days left before his resignation on Thursday, Pope Benedict XVI on Monday (Feb. 25) allowed cardinals to move up the start of the conclave that will elect his successor.
As the news of Benedict’s impending departure took hold, people inside–and outside–of the church began offering assessments of his legacy. Video courtesy Religion & Ethics Newsweekly Watch Pope’s Resignation on PBS. See more from Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) As of 8 p.m. Thursday, the Vatican will go into “sede vacante” mode — a Latin expression that means that the seat of St. Peter is vacant. Here’s what will happen and who rules the church during the “interregnum” between two popes.
(RNS) A non-European pope, drawn from the Global South that’s shaping the future face of the church, would be a prophetic spiritual gift to the whole Christian community, and beyond.