Perhaps the archbishop has been mistranslated. What exactly was he hoping to achieve?
Topic: Pope Benedict XVI
Fr Timothy Radcliffe speaks ahead of the Word of the Lord Conference
I knew I was going to have trouble with two popes; when we pray for the ‘Holy Father’, it’s still Benedict I think of. Fathers don’t resign: they just get old
And I really can’t be doing with all this “emeritus” stuff. He’s still simply Pope Benedict to me
Pope addresses more than 30,000 people in St Peter’s Square
Margaret Thatcher had her critics, Pope Francis can expect to have his too
Dr Nikolaus Schneider hopeful for joint celebration of the anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.
The Pontiff’s ‘Italian identity’ and a wise choice of Secretary of State will help bring about change at the Vatican
Archbishop of Westminster denies the country has no voice in papal vote
Bishop says change of heart, not administrative changes, would bring true reform
We have all now grown used to the idea of the Pope’s abdication: the reality will be harder to take in. It remains a great sorrow to have to live through
This has been a very great pontificate: we now need a vigorous pope who will defeat the treacherous bureaucrats who undermined Pope Benedict