Pope Benedict Steps Down

Pope Benedict Steps Down

Pope Benedict XVI surprised Catholics around the world today by announcing his intention to abdicate on Feb. 28. Kojo explores how Pope Benedict's decision will affect Catholics and policy in Washington and around the world.

Pope Benedict XVI surprised Catholics around the world today by announcing his intention to abdicate on Feb. 28. The decision -- the first time a Pontiff has stepped down for six centuries -- immediately raises complex questions about succession and the future of the Roman Catholic church. Kojo explores how Pope Benedict's decision will affect Catholics and policy in Washington and around the world.

Guests

Rev. Mark Morozowich

Associate Professor of Liturgical Studies and Sacramental Theology, Dean of the School of Theology and Religious Studies, Catholic University

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