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  • February 11, 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.

  • February 11, 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and papal candidate Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini's final comments on the Church were that its leadership was “200 years out of date” - bureaucratic, pompous, autocratic, inflexible and seemingly remote from the spirit of Christ on key issues.

  • February 11, 2013

    “We have to respect fully the decision of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI to resign,” the general secretary of the World Council of Churches said today.

  • February 11, 2013

    While paying tribute to Pope Benedict XVI, as expected, British church leaders are among those signalling an expectation of change in the papacy.

  • December 25, 2012

    Pope Benedict's traditional Urbi et Orbi Christmas address from St Peter's Rome wished peace and justice for Syria and other troubled parts of the globe.

  • October 19, 2007

    Kenyan Catholics are celebrating the announcement that 63-year-old John Njue, Archbishop of Nairobi, will become a cardinal after years of expectation that he would follow in the footsteps of Kenyan Cardinal Maurice Otunga, who died in 2003.