Fri, 22 February 2013
Jimmy and historian Dr. Andrew Jones discuss the history of papal resignations.
In this episode they cover the most recent papal resignations, including that of St. Celestine V, who is the most direct parallel to Pope Benedict XVI's resignation.
They comment on how Pope Benedict is modeling his resignation after that of Celestine V and what light this sheds on Pope Benedict's thinking.
They also discuss what this means for the future and why Pope Benedict XVI's resignation may be as momentous an event in the history of the Church as the development of the conclave.
Sat, 16 February 2013
Jimmy is joined by the historian Dr. Andrew Jones to discuss the fascinating history of papal resignations.
Before Pope Benedict XVI, which popes have resigned, why have they done so, and how did their resignations shape Catholic history?
Part 1 of 2.