February 13, 2013

Pope Benedict's Jewish legacy

Brad Hirschfield, Washington Post

Pope Benedict XVI shocked the world by announcing his resignation, effective the end of February, and there are many ways to think about the significance of the event, including both the challenges and the opportunities in Catholic-Jewish relations that may come in the decision’s wake.

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February 11, 2013
Citing Poor Health, Benedict Shocks the World
Philip Pullella, Reuters
Pope Benedict said in a historic announcement he no longer had the mental and physical strength to run the Roman Catholic Church and would become the first pontiff in more than 700 years to resign, leaving his inner circle ... more ››
February 11, 2013
Pope Benedict XVI to Step Down
Elisabetta Povoledo, New York Times
Citing advanced years and infirmity, but showing characteristic tough-mindedness and unpredictability, Pope Benedict XVI shocked Roman Catholics on Monday by saying that he would resign on Feb. 28, becoming the first pope to do... more ››