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Analysts: Benedict Departure Will Leave Little Room for Changei
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February 13, 2013 1:31 AM
The announcement by Pope Benedict XVI that he will resign on Feb. 28 shocked Catholics and non-Catholics alike. But after the conservatism of his papacy and that of his predecessor John Paul II, analysts say Benedict’s successor is unlikely to bring major change to a church shaken by scandal and declining faith. VOA's Jerome Socolovsky reports.

Analysts: Benedict Departure Will Leave Little Room for Change

Published February 12, 2013

The announcement by Pope Benedict XVI that he will resign on Feb. 28 shocked Catholics and non-Catholics alike. But after the conservatism of his papacy and that of his predecessor John Paul II, analysts say Benedict’s successor is unlikely to bring major change to a church shaken by scandal and declining faith. VOA's Jerome Socolovsky reports.