Resources for the Pope's Upcoming
Visit to the U.S.
Benedict XVI recently announced plans to
make his first papal visit to the U.S., with April stops in Washington and New York. The Pew
Forum has resources to help put this event in its historical, political and
Survey: U.S. Public
Opinion about Pope Benedict XVI
survey found that the pontiff is viewed favorably by nearly three-quarters
(73%) of those familiar enough to offer an opinion.
Resource Page: Pope Benedict XVI
on the Church's Role in Public Life
Contains links to the pope's homilies and other writings on
Analysis: Pope Visits
In May, when the pope visited the world's most Catholic country, he also encountered a
nation fast becoming one of the world's most pentecostal countries.
Q&A: The Vatican and Islam
Catholic theologian George Weigel
discusses the impact of controversial comments the pope made about Islam and the
Prophet Muhammad last
year in advance of a papal
trip to Turkey.
Benedict XVI and World Affairs
2005 Pew Forum panel discussed what the selection of Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger
as pope might mean for the future role of the Roman Catholic Church in world affairs.