Finally, two articles will prove suggestive and illuminating for those seeking to understand the pontificate
of Pope Francis (293-314, 315-34).
In a way, Pope Benedict XVI, seen as a conservative and traditionalist, still paved the way, not only literally, for reforms that Pope Francis would start to make from the very beginning of his own pontificate
John Doran explores the Roman context, taking his prompt from the fact that Alexander spent only about thirty-six months in Rome during a pontificate
of twenty-one years.
However, from the long view of history, the Francis pontificate
could well be the exclamation point on Vatican II--change and reform is the default mode of operation, not a one-time activity.
The comparatively short pontificate
of Pope Benedict XVI was not free from storm.
This volume consists of a collection of essays written by leading ecumenists from diverse Christian traditions, who were charged with a basic task: to explore how the personal experience and theological vision of Joseph Ratzinger would influence the pontificate
of Pope Benedict XVI.
Where others pontificate
about doing their bit to save the planet, he is actually trying.
Or will he instead do an Alan Hansen or an Andy Gray and continue to pontificate
from the safety of the BBC's television studio?
The latest to pontificate
is Paul McCartney, who wants everyone to become vegetarian and for livestock farming to be banned worldwide.
Denmark) describes the crusades against the Slavs initiated by Eugenius III in 1147 which continued to the end of Innocent IV's pontificate
An animated movie and a comic book offer kid-friendly biographies of Pope John Paul II, with stories from his boyhood through his pontificate
It covers the 26 years from 1978 to 2004, almost the entire pontificate
of Pope John Paul II.
of Clement VII: History, Politics, Culture.
All these protest groups live in centrally-heated towers and pontificate
well out of the firing line.
Certainly some pontificate
more than most, but are any such ex cathedra judgments worth the time of day outside of a cathedral?