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  • Pope Benedict XVI and the Leadership Issue No One Wants to Talk About

    An edited interview with Harvard Business School professor and leadership historian Nancy F. Koehn. Pope Benedict XVI just resigned, citing age and poor health. Aside from the whole "no pope has resigned in the past 600 years" thing, why is this important in the grand scheme of how we understand work and leadership? ... Lesson number one is about the importance of endurance and physical stamina, and the...

  • Pope Benedict XVI to Resign for Health Reasons on Feb. 28

    Pope Benedict XVI, saying he no longer has the strength to lead the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics, will resign from the papacy at the end of the month, the first such abdication in almost 600 years.

  • Cuban Dissidents Evicted at Request of Local Church Leaders

    Cuban police evicted 13 dissidents from a Catholic Church in Havana at the request of local Church leaders, 10 days before Pope Benedict XVI visits the communist island.

  • Pope Benedict XVI to Resign From Papacy

    <p>Pope Benedict XVI, saying he no longer has the strength to lead the world's 1.2 billion Catholics, will resign from the papacy at the end of the month, the first such abdication in almost 600 years.</p><p>"After having repeatedly examined my conscience before God, I have come to the certainty that my strengths, due to an advanced age, are no longer suited to an adequate exercise of the Petrine ministry," he said today in an address to senior church officials in Rome.</p><p>Pope Benedict, the 265th leader of the Roman Catholic Church, said his resignation would take effect at 8 p.m. on Feb. 28. Almost eight years after succeeding John Paul II as pontiff, Benedict will step down just two months before his 86th birthday.</p> Source: Photograph by Franco Origlia/Getty Images

  • Pope Pardons Former Butler Who Stole Confidential Documents

    Pope Benedict XVI pardoned Paolo Gabriele, his former butler, for stealing confidential papal documents, allowing him to be released from prison.

  • Pope Benedict’s One Unforgivable Failure

    Nothing distinguished the papacy of Pope Benedict XVI so much as the way in which he is leaving.

  • Benedict Seeks Refuge in Retirement After Church Scandals

    Pope Benedict XVI’s life began in a picturesque Bavarian hamlet near Adolf Hitler’s birthplace. He will see out his days at a small Vatican monastery called “The Mother of the Church.”

  • The Other Crisis Facing the Federal Judiciary

    Pope Benedict XVI’s announcement that he will step down at the end of this month has prompted some commentators to wonder why we don’t encourage U.S. federal judges to retire early, too. Actually, we do -- and too many are.

  • Cardinals Set March 12 for Start of Vote to Choose New Pope

    The Cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church will begin their secret vote to choose the successor to retired Pope Benedict XVI on March 12, paving the way for a new pontiff to be in place before Easter.

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