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Pope Benedict, One Year Later

A year ago, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger became Pope Benedict XVI. What does his first year indicate about the future of the Catholic Church?


John Allen, Vatican correspondent for the National Catholic Reporter author of The Rise of Benedict XVI: The Inside Story of How the Pope was Elected, and Where He will Take the Catholic Church

Monsignor Kevin Irwin, professor of liturgy and sacramental theology at the Catholic University of America

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