February 23, 2013
- BBC News
BBC: How do you count Catholics?
As Pope Benedict XVI prepares to step down next week, speculation is intensifying as to who will lead the reported 1.2 billion Catholics worldwide.
February 21, 2013
- Religion News Service
RNS: Benedict XVI’s poll numbers can’t match John Paul II’s
Pope Benedict XVI never inspired the deep love and admiration enjoyed by his predecessor, Pope John Paul II, but Americans – and American Catholics even more so – still look favorably upon the soon-to-be-former head of the Roman Catholic Church.
February 12, 2013
- The Wall Street Journal
WSJ: Pope resigns in historic move
Pope Benedict XVI will become the first pontiff in six centuries to resign, marking the end of a transitional papacy that focused more on theological and internal renewal and less on the broader challenges that face the Roman Catholic church at the start of its 21st century of existence.
February 11, 2013
- USA Today
USA Today: Opinion: Time for an American pope?
Over the millennia, innovation has not been a hallmark of the Vatican and the hierarchy of the Roman Catholic Church -- especially when it comes to choosing a CEO.