CANTERBURY, England (RNS) “In some respects I feel very calm,” said Kieran Conry. “It is liberating. It is a relief.” But it may not be the end of the matter for the former Roman Catholic leader.
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BELFAST, Northern Ireland (RNS) Cardinal Sean Brady’s resignation comes after he turned 75, the age at which cardinals are required to step down.
(RNS) Florida megachurch pastor Bob Coy has resigned from his 20,000-member Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale over a “moral failing.”
(RNS) In a letter to a journalist, the former pope indicates scandals did not drive him from office and says he continues to wear white because when he stepped down “there were no other clothes available.”
ROME (RNS) Archbishop Georg Ganswein — who works with Benedict XVI — said one year after his resignation on Feb. 11, 2013, the former pope is at peace in his new role.
WASHINGTON (RNS) During her on-again off-again nomination battle, Suzan Johnson Cook likened herself to the “Iron Lady,” former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher: “Change the name. It’s mine now.”
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(RNS) When aging religious leaders reach the top echelons of temporal and spiritual power, their followers have a certain expectation: Till death us do part. But Pope Benedict XVI’s surprise resignation has shifted that calculus, prompting introspection about when, if and how to let go of religion’s senior management.
(RNS) When Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger was elected Pope Benedict XVI in 2005, the surprising choice left conservative Catholics almost giddy with the prospect of total victory. Now with Benedict set to resign, the Catholic right is counting up the ways that Benedict failed them.