18Feb What the new pope should do

Brendan Butler of We Are Church outlines the main issues that he would like to see the new pope dealing with.

18Feb Resignation of Benedict XVI – an Italian perspective

Massimo Frasnco writes in Italy's Corriere della sera of the fears inside the Vatican following the Holy Father's resignation announcement. (English translation by Giles Watson: read the original article here.)

18Feb New Pope: same Church?

Paddy Agnew, the Rome correspondent of the Irish Times, reflects on the resignation of the Holy Father and assesses the prospects for change in the Church (first published in the Irish Times, 16 February).

18Feb 18 February. Monday in the First Week of Lent

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