Catholic Church http://wvxu.org en Catholic leaders react to choice of Pope Francis http://wvxu.org/post/catholic-leaders-react-choice-pope-francis <p align="left">Cincinnati's Archbishop says he is rejoicing with the Hispanic population on the selection of Pope Francis. <strong>Dennis Schnurr sees it as recognition of the importance of Latin America</strong>. He says Latin America and Africa are the two fastest growing Catholic regions of the world.&nbsp;</p><p>He says, "Right from the get go there was speculation that the cardinals would be looking to either Latin America or Africa and that speculation proved to be true."</p> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 20:52:49 +0000 Ann Thompson 10263 at http://wvxu.org Catholic leaders react to choice of Pope Francis Church responds to Pope's resignation http://wvxu.org/post/church-responds-popes-resignation <p>Local Catholic church officials are reacting to today's announcement that Pope Benedict XVI will resign at the end of the month.</p><p>In a statement, Cincinnati Archbishop Dennis Schnurr writes:</p><p><em>“In announcing his resignation, Pope Benedict XVI has acted humbly and unselfishly for the good of the Church. That same spirit has characterized his entire life of service. </em></p> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 14:32:50 +0000 Tana Weingartner 9061 at http://wvxu.org Church responds to Pope's resignation