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The ‘silent’ Pope Benedict has ways of being heard; and he is still being listened to

Cardinal William Baum was archbishop of Washington from 1973 to 1980 and was a cardinal for 39 years

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Two years ago Benedict XVI became the first Pope Emeritus in the Catholic Church’s history. Thanks to his wisdom and restraint the historic innovation hasn’t led to disaster

Billions of euros pour into the German hierarchy’s coffers every year thanks to the church tax. Hardly anyone goes to Mass, but it means the bishops can bully Rome