Thursday, February 28, 2013

Today on "Kresta in the Afternoon" - February 28, 2013

Talking about the "things that matter most" on Feb. 28

“Sede Vacante” Special Program

4:00 – The Theology and Legacy of Benedict XVI
Since 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time today, Pope Benedict XVI is now Pope Emeritus. Dr. John Love is a professor at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary and joins us to look that the thought and legacy of the Pope Emeritus and he officially enters retirement.

5:00 – Papabili 101
The Pope has left the Vatican and is now officially retired. He is now Pope Emeritus and the Church has entered the period called “sede vacante” – “the seat is empty.” Now we move on the task of electing the next Pope. Speculation is inevitable. And speculation is beginning to swirl about the “papabili" - likely successors to Pope Benedict XVI. In recent years those who were elected pope even though they were not considered papabili include John XXIII, John Paul I, and John Paul II. There is a wry saying among Vaticanologists: "He who enters the conclave as Pope, leaves it as a cardinal.” We talk to Dr. Matthew Bunson about those being discussed and what the Church needs in its next leader.

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