Vatican http://kbia.org en What the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI means for the Catholic Church http://kbia.org/post/what-resignation-pope-benedict-xvi-means-catholic-church <p></p><p>The Catholic Church is at a crossroads. Pope Benedict XVI surprised just about everyone this week by announcing his resignation. The leader of the world’s one billion Catholics held his final public mass on Wednesday, at the end of this month, he will become the first pope to resign in nearly 600 years. Fri, 15 Feb 2013 00:50:32 +0000 Rehman Tungekar & David Reed 28935 at http://kbia.org What the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI means for the Catholic Church Columbia’s Catholic leaders admire Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation decision http://kbia.org/post/columbia-s-catholic-leaders-admire-pope-benedict-xvi-s-resignation-decision <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Fr. Thomas Saucier was on his way to the gym when a friend asked if he had heard the news: </span><a href="http://Benedict was born in 1927 as Joseph Ratzinger in Germany. He was elected to the papacy on April 19, 2005, becoming the 265th pope." style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Pope Benedict XVI had announced his resignation</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp;</span></p><p>He learned more of the details during his workout.</p><p>"I'm doing my machine, and on all the networks, that's what they're telecasting," he said.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 21:44:17 +0000 Kellie Moore 28708 at http://kbia.org Columbia’s Catholic leaders admire Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation decision