NEWS STORY: What Does the Name Benedict Portend? Perhaps a Focus on Europe

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c. 2005 Religion News Service (UNDATED) In trying to predict the intentions of a new pope, many religious leaders and scholars agree: Look to his name. When Germany’s Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger stood on the balcony overlooking St. Peter’s Square on Tuesday (April 19), he became Benedict XVI, a name that evokes a legacy of defending […]

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