Pope Francis turns from tradition

The feathers of some of the cardinals are being ruffled following the actions of their newest pope, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, or Pope Francis. Turning from tradition, the pope has chosen servanthood and simplicity to be his primary standards. Washing the feet of two young women among 12 selected individuals, one …

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Does electing a new pope give us hope?

Transition — Though viewed mostly as a figurehead by many, popes still have the power to change. Catholic Church, Creative Commons

The world was shocked Feb. 11, 2013 when Pope Benedict XVI publicly announced his official resignation as head of the Roman Catholic Church. According to the Catholic Education Resource Center, Pope Benedict XVI was the first pope to retire in nearly 600 years, and the first to do so on …

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