Name Owen Gastineau Block G4 Current Event # or Unit Source (MLA format): Summary: Recently the pope accepted the resignation of Cardinal Donald Wuerl. The cardinal was accused of covering up and allowing priests to keep their positions after he knew they abused children. Though he is no longer a cardinal he hopes to keep some power by advising the pope on new bishops. The pope has called the stepping down a example of nobility and should be considered a model for future leaders in the catholic church. A letter written by the pope said that the cardinal had evidence that justified his actions as a bishop. This has all happened of the past couple months and the Cardinal resigned in early october. Connections to Course Content: This article shows that the Roman Catholic church is a hierarchical religion, because it shows the pope as the leader of the church and explains how Cardinals are leaders in there regions. This also relates to universalizing religion, because it shows how Christianity has
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- Christianity, Pope John Paul II