|U.S. Catholics Divided On Church's Direction Under New Pope |
As the pontificate of Benedict XVI winds down, a new report by the Pew Research Center finds that American Catholics are split in their hopes for the next pope. Almost half (46%) say the next pope should move the church in new directions, while the other half (51%) say the new pope should maintain the traditional positions of the church. Most U.S. Catholics (58%) say it would be good if the next pope allows priests to marry, and fully six-in-ten say it would be good if the next pope hails from a developing region like South America, Asia or Africa. READ THE FULL REPORT >|
|FEB. 21 - USA TODAY|
U.S. Catholics split on church direction under new pope
An article explores findings from the Pew Research Center's new report on American Catholics' attitudes toward Pope Benedict XVI and his successor. Nearly three-quarters (74%) of U.S. Catholics have a favorable view of the current pope.
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