Category - pope benedict

  • 28 Feb 2013

    As the pontificate of Benedict XVI comes to an end, many American Catholics express a desire for change, says the Pew Forum on Religion and public life.

  • 26 Feb 2013

    Middle East expert and Ekklesia associate Dr Harry Hagopian, who is Armenian Orthodox but also an independent adviser to the Catholic Church on regional and interfaith issues, is one of the panellists

  • 20 Feb 2013

    In his latest podcast, Middle East analyst and Ekklesia associate, in conversation with James Abbott from the Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales, reacts to the news of Pope Benedict XVI'

  • 20 Feb 2013

    How are we to assess Pope Benedict XVI? What does his time as pontiff say about the present and future of the papacy? Weaving his way adroitly through a recent sea-wave of both condemnation and adulation, Armenian Orthodox ecumenical consultant Dr Harry Hagopian, who is also an Ekklesia associate, finds himself in agreement on many points with third-wave feminist critic Joumana Haddad, while also feeling that graciousness and acknowledgement of Benedict's strengths - including his theological reflections - better serves the cause of forward movement inside and outside the Church.

  • 14 Feb 2013

    The successor to the Pope Benedict XVI needs to build on the work done by his predecessor in attempting to encourage peace with justice in the Middle East and North Africa, regional expert and Ekklesia associate Dr Harry Hagopian told Premier Christian Radio on 12 February 2013.

  • 12 Feb 2013

    In contrast to the contentious and bloody history that divided them in the past, Lutherans across the world are praying for Catholics as they seek a new pope.

  • 12 Feb 2013

    One of the possibly unintended consequences of Benedict’s announcement that he is to step down as Pope - something unprecedented in the modern era - is that it might set in motion a dynamic that creates renewed opportunities for ecumenical dialogue by offering a new perspective on the role and place of the papacy, writes long time observer Dr Stephen Brown. He offers an assessment of both the plusses and minuses of the pontiff's period in office from the perspective of inter-Christian relations.

  • 11 Feb 2013

    Sex abuse survivors say they want the resignation of Pope Benedict to strengthen the struggle for true accountability within the Catholic Church.

  • 11 Feb 2013

    Ecumenical advisor, Middle East analyst and political consultant Dr Harry Hagopian, who is also an Ekklesia associate, has been doing the round of television stations today (11 February 2013), commenting on the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI and the wider implications of the decision about who will succeed him.

  • 11 Feb 2013

    Not long before he died in August last year (2012), the Catholic Archbishop of Milan and papal candidate Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini's final comments on the Church were that its leadership was “200 years out of date” - bureaucratic, pompous, autocratic, inflexible and seemingly remote from the spirit of Christ on key issues.