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The Interregnum Begins

First appeared on 03/01/2013. Insights is also available to members via email delivery.

Between my last Insights message and this one, the world has seen Pope Benedict resign. Before he did so, however, he delivered two final addresses:

What should we expect from Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI now? Phil Lawler answers that question: After resigning, Pope Benedict hopes to disappear.

Phil also examines an important issue concerning the health of the Church as Benedict leaves office: How many bishops has Pope Benedict persuaded to resign?

Now, of course, attention turns to the conclave and the papabili, the candidates for the papal office. Some of this will be humorous, for example: Posters in Rome tout Cardinal Turkson's papal candidacy. This will probably eliminate any chance that he would be elected, whether he is behind the effort or not.... [more content for subscribers]

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