Pope Benedict XVI

By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 13th, 2013
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THE Catholic Church has chosen a new pope. White smoke is billowing from the chimney of the Sistine Chapel, meaning 115 cardinals in a papal conclave have elected a new leader for the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics. The new pope is expected to appear on the balcony of St Peter’s Basilica w...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 10th, 2013
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ACCRA, Ghana — Often cast as the social conscience of the church, Ghana’s Cardinal Peter Turkson is viewed by many as the top African contender for pope. The 64-year-old head of the Vatican’s peace and justice office was widely credited with helping to avert violence following conte...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 15th, 2013
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Two popular African Catholic cardinals — one from Ghana, the other from Nigeria — are among the frontrunners to replace Pope Benedict XVI. Nigerian Cardinal Francis Arinze attends a 2005 mass. Marco Di Lauro/Getty Images ookies put odds on just about everything, so it’s no surprise that they...
By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Dec 25th, 2012
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Pope Benedict used his Christmas message to the world on Tuesday to say people should never lose hope for peace, even in conflict-riven Syria and in Nigeria where he spoke of “terrorism” against Christians. Marking the eighth Christmas season of his pontificate, the 85-year-old read his &...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 22nd, 2012
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Pope Benedict XVI on Friday weighed in on a heated debate over gay marriage, criticising new concepts of the traditional family and warning that in the fight for the family, mankind itself is at stake. “In the fight for the family, the very notion of being – of what being human really mea...
By IndepthAfrica
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Oct 21st, 2012
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Religious relativism is a destroyer of conviction. By Andrew C. McCarthy This column is adapted from Andrew C. McCarthy’s foreword for Andrew Bostom’s Sharia Versus Freedom: The Legacy of Islamic Totalitarianism, published this week by Prometheus Books. ‘Multi-religious prayer almost inevitably leads...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 29th, 2012
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Greeted by throngs of Catholic worshipers from across the region, Pope Benedict XVI ended his two-country tour in Havana’s Revolution Plaza with a reference to what he described as a need for “authentic freedom.” Changes between Cuba and the world can come only if “each one is...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 9th, 2012
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Vatican City – Pope Benedict XVI on Monday said peace and reconciliation in Africa remained a “distant” goal, pointing to anti-Christian attacks in northern Nigeria that have killed dozens of people in recent days. “On the continent of Africa … it is essential that co-op...
By benim
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Nov 20th, 2011
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Ouidah – Pope Benedict XVI has labelled Aids an “ethical problem” and condemned corruption as he laid out a vision for his Church’s future in Africa on his second visit to the continent. Benedict signed off on a 135-page map for the Roman Catholic Church in Africa at a basilic...
By benim
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Nov 19th, 2011
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Pope Benedict said on Saturday the developed world could not continue to look down on Africa “with the judgmental tone of a moralizer” and impose rules, but must come up with real partnership solutions to solve the continent’s many problems. The 84-year-old pope made his appeal in a...