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The next Pope: What direction for the Catholic Church?

What makes a good leader of the Catholic Church in 2013? François Picard’s panel comments on the first round of voting and the unofficial battle lines between reformers and conservatives, Europeans and non-Europeans.

 

  • Vincent CABANAC, Assumptionist Priest from the Augustinians of the Assumption and Author, 'Walking in the Light: 30 Days with Pope John Paul II'
  • Matthew BUNSON, Senior Correpondent for 'Our Sunday Visitor'/ Senior Fellow of the St. Paul Center for Bibical Theology
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  • Ulrike KOLTERMANN, Independent Journalist and theologian, author of 'Vatican Diplomacy in the Middle East'

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2014-12-23 Catholic Church

Pope's Scathing Tidings: Pontiff Blasts 'Illnesses' at Vatican's Heart (part 2)

The Pope has taken on the cardinals. In his annual Christmas address, Pope Francis took high-ranking clergy to task, telling them, in essence, that they weren't spiritual enough....

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2014-12-23 Pope

Pope's Scathing Tidings: Pontiff Blasts 'Illnesses' at Vatican's Heart

The Pope has taken on the cardinals. In his annual Christmas address, Pope Francis took high-ranking clergy to task, telling them, in essence, that they weren't spiritual enough....

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2014-12-22 Sony

Hollywood Hacked: What are the Consequences of the Sonyleak?

What started as leaked celebrity gossip has now turned into a major global security issue. South Korea's nuclear power plant operator has been conducting cyberattack drills after...

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2014-12-22 Tunisia

Tunisian Elections: Has the Revolution Fulfilled its Promise?

It's the grand finale of Tunisia's revolution. After the overthrow of the longtime strongman in the nation that sparked the Arab Spring, and after the arduous process of drafting...

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2014-12-18 Russia

Wrecked Rouble: Putin Defiant as Currency Tumbles (part 2)

The rouble is collapsing, oil prices are plummeting, Western sanctions are biting... but Russia's president is not blinking. At his annual press conference, Vladimir Putin was as...

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