February 12, 2013

Benedict Polarized More than Unified

Peter Wensierski, Der Spiegel

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Germany celebrated when Joseph Ratzinger was chosen pope in 2005. Eight years later, however, many are glad to see him go. He was a deeply polarizing figure in his native country and blocked the Catholic Church from launching a badly needed renewal.

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