Saturday, March 09, 2013

Notice of Danger: A Church with Two Popes

The imminent conclave will elect the new pontiff. But it will not dismiss the uncertainties about the role of the so-called "pope emeritus." A great canonist reveals the risks of this title. And of other ambiguities that surround it

by Sandro Magister

ROME, March 9, 2013 – How will the new pope who is about to be elected guide the Church with the one who preceded him on the chair of Peter still alive?

With the conclave imminent, the unknowns about how this coexistence will take shape are still to a large extent unresolved.

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