This Week in the News: 5 articles you should read about the Pope’s resignation

Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation from the papacy on February 11th, marking the first time that a Pope has resigned in 600 years.  I would be very interested to hear what Catholic friends and readers think about this!

 

 

The New York Times offers a helpful and concise summary of Joseph Ratzinger’s time as Pope and the context in which he assumed and has held this office since 2005.

http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/people/b/benedict_xvi/index.html?inline=nyt-per

 

“How Does the Vatican Elect a New Pope? 7 Things to Know about a Conclave” From the Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Europe/2013/0212/How-does-the-Vatican-elect-a-new-pope-7-things-to-know-about-a-conclave/What-is-a-conclave

 

“Successor to Benedict will Lead Church at a Crossroads” New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/12/world/europe/with-popes-resignation-focus-shifts-to-a-successor.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1&hp&

 

“A Statement Rocks Rome, Then Sends Shockwaves Around the World” New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/12/world/europe/pope-benedict-xvi-says-he-will-retire.html?pagewanted=1&_r=0&hp

 

“Pope Benedict’s Resignation: See you Later” The Economist

http://www.economist.com/news/international/21571864-papal-resignation-ecclesiastical-earthquake-how-church-interprets-it-will

 

 

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