HDS on the Roman Catholic Church and the Papacy

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Pope Francis at the Vatican on March 13, 2013

Following Pope Benedict XVI's February 11 announcement that he would step down from the papacy, Harvard Divinity School faculty have been widely featured in local and national media discussing the fallout of Benedict's resignation and the future of the Roman Catholic Church.

Visit the links below for insight, analysis, and background provided by HDS scholars speaking on the papacy and the state of the church.

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Father Bryan Hehir, former head of HDS, and Professor Francis Schüssler Fiorenza on the new pope, the Roman Catholic Church, and its future: Harvard Gazette>

HDS professors Kevin Madigan and Stephanie Paulsell on what Pope Francis's election could mean: Harvard Crimson>

Professor Harvey Cox says that the election is a "quantum leap" for the church: National Public Radio>

Sister Mary Hughes delivers the Dudleian Lecture at HDS: The Priesthood of the Faithful>

Professor Francis Schüssler Fiorenza on:

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