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Change is now a necessity, not an option

Change is now a necessity, not an option

The head of a Catholic NGO believes the Church must change radically or it will lose an entire generation of Catholics

Pope lambasts media for "distortion" of Vatican Council II

Pope lambasts media for "distortion" of Vatican Council II

In one of his final meetings with priests, the Pope offered reminiscences and strong opinions on the Council and its aftermath.

Opinion: the next pope should come from Africa

Opinion: the next pope should come from Africa

Catholicism's center of gravity is shifting south and in Africa it is vibrant and booming. Should this be reflected in the choice of next pope?

Standing ovation at pope's first post-resignation audience

Standing ovation at pope's first post-resignation audience

A packed crowd cheered wildly as the pope thanked them and asked for their continued prayers.

Resignation was all about growing old in a fast changing world

Resignation was all about growing old in a fast changing world

The writer says that "the Pope’s gesture was almost an act of surrender before the world which is changing at a rhythm which a man born in 1927 could never have imagined," and asks if it always has to be this way.

Own goal as cardinal admits interest in being next pope

Own goal as cardinal admits interest in being next pope

Cardinal Turkson may have damaged any ambitions he harbored about the papacy.

One way to solve the priest shortage: do away with them

One way to solve the priest shortage: do away with them

A radical suggestion with some sound Biblical argument from a Pulitzer Prize winning writer.

Saint or sinner? What do Ash Wednesday ashes signify?

Saint or sinner? What do Ash Wednesday ashes signify?

Reflections from a nun on this important day for Catholics.

Vatican spokesman gives new details on pope's resignation

Vatican spokesman gives new details on pope's resignation

Father Lombardi talked about the pope's medical condition and his plans for the immediate and longer term future.

Resignation: roundup of comment from around the world

Resignation: roundup of comment from around the world

Here is a digest of comment, analysis, opinions - both positive and negative - and facts about the Pope's resignation.

Resignation: what will Pope Benedict do after he leaves?

Resignation: what will Pope Benedict do after he leaves?

The pope will be faced with a question that no pope has had to answer for the last 600 years.

Resignation: who are the front runners for the next pope?

Resignation: who are the front runners for the next pope?

Will the papacy remain within Europe or will it go to an American, African or even Asian candidate?

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