Religion News on the Web
Selected religion-related news from around the Web
April 06, 2013
Reuters: Kosovo too high a price to pay for EU, Serbian church says
Serbia's Orthodox Church warned on Saturday against a 'betrayal' of Kosovo, piling pressure on the ruling coalition as it weighs whether to cede the country's last foothold in its former province in exchange for talks on joining the European Union.
March 21, 2013
- The New York Times
NYT: Setting themes of humility, a new archbishop of Canterbury is installed
At his installation as archbishop of Canterbury on Thursday, Justin Welby, a former oil executive who made an unusually rapid rise to the leadership of the Anglican Church, used the ceremony in Canterbury’s nine-century-old cathedral to set themes of simplicity, modesty and innovation that echoed the tone Pope Francis has set for his week-old papacy.
March 08, 2013
Reuters: The impossible job: God's CEO on Earth
For several days after being elected in 2005, Pope Benedict - as he chose to be called - spoke as if in shock. At his first public Mass, he asked: "I must assume this enormous task, which truly exceeds all human capacity. How can I do this?"
March 06, 2013
- The Washington Post
Wash. Post: College of Cardinals imposes media blackout
The College of Cardinals that will elect the next pope
cut off formal communications with the news media on Wednesday after
their private deliberations emerged in the Italian press, raising the
specter of a leaking scandal that cast a pall over the last year in
office of Pope Benedict XVI.
March 05, 2013
- The Associated Press
AP: Americans control conclave message just by talking
The two American cardinals sat on the stage,
microphones in hand, fielding questions from the world's news media on
everything from the delayed arrival of some of their colleagues to their
own wardrobe choices if elected pope.
March 03, 2013
- The Associated Press
AP: Catholics ponder future with new pope
Faithful attending Sunday Mass on five continents for the first
time since Pope Benedict XVI's retirement had different ideas about who
should next lead the Roman Catholic Church, with people suggesting
everything from a Latin American pope to one more like the conservative,
Polish-born John Paul II.