The imperial papacy

The answer to the rhetorical question “Is the Pope a Catholic?” is “Yes.” But popes are Roman Catholics, and the religion they lead is still run like an empire.

Wikimedia Photo: Sergey Kozhukhov
Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation on Feb. 11. He is stepping down on Feb. 28. Here, he is pictured in January 2006.
Gwynne Dyer
Published: Wednesday, 02/20/2013 12:00 am EST
Last Updated: Wednesday, 03/13/2013 7:45 pm EDT

 

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