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The Papacy after Benedict XVI

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Books and Journal Articles


Chester Gillis. Papal Term Limits? Give it some thought. Commonweal, Vol.131(15), p.12. 2004.


John L. Allen. Conclave: The Politics, Personalities, and Process of the Next Papal Election. (Image, 2002).


John-Peter Pham. Heirs of the Fisherman: Behind the Scenes of Papal Death and Succession. (Oxford Press, 2006).


Chester Gillis. The Political Papacy: John Paul II, Benedictine XVI And Their Influence. (Paradigm, 2005).


Frederic J. Baumgartner. Behind Locked Doors: A History of Papal Elections. (Palgraves Macmillan, 2005).


News Articles and Other Sources


James M. Weiss. "Conclave amid Vatican discord". The Boston Herald, March 12, 2013.


James M. Weiss. “Papal Politics”. The Boston Globe,  April 13, 2005.


James M. Weiss. The Conclave and the New Pope: Precedents, Paradoxes, and Priorities. Event at The Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life, April 20, 2005.


Carol J. Williams. "Pope's resignation, 'a generous act,' could transform Vatican". The Los Angeles Times, February 13, 2013.


Mark-David Janus. “Servant of the Servants of God”. America Magazine, February 19, 2013.


Rev. James T. Bretzke, S.J. "Pope's big move a bold legacy". The Boston Herald, February 12, 2013.


Lisa Wangsness. "Pope Benedict stuns Catholic world with resignation". The Boston Globe, February 12, 2013.


John L. Ellement. "Theologians expect Vatican insider to be chosen as next pope". The Boston Globe, February 11, 2013.


‘Papabili’: Twelve to watch as cardinals gather in Rome”. The Catholic Sun, February 18, 2013.


America Magazine archive: The Papacy of Pope Benedict XVI