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The Religion Issue

The Religion Issue

By Natasha Roy and Abbey Wilson

October 23, 2017


Filed under READ THIS WEEK'S ISSUE, Special Editions, Special Issues, Top Story

Religion is a major part of everyday life for many people. In the Religion Issue, we look at different ways religious life affects students at NYU.

Pope resignation brings to light matters of personal choice within the Church

Pope resignation brings to light matters of personal choice within the Church

March 8, 2013


Filed under Opinion

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s personal decision to renounce the papal role has given the world outside of the Vatican walls a fleeting glimpse of the person beneath the weight of the triple-tiara and the burden of papal duty. A first in 600 years, Joseph Ratzinger’s resignation demonstrates an expression...

Pope resignation does not change church principles

February 12, 2013


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Pope Benedict XVI, the 256th head of the Roman Catholic Church and spiritual leader of about one-sixth of the world’s population, announced his impending retirement, scheduled for the end of this month. Benedict, 85, said a pope needs “both strength of mind and body,” and that his have deteriorated...