Catholic Church

Pope Named
4:52 pm
Wed March 13, 2013

Catholic leaders react to choice of Pope Francis

Cincinnati Archbishop Dennis Schnurr says he was surprised by the selection of Pope Francis and will do research to learn more about him.
Credit Ann Thompson / WVXU

Cincinnati's Archbishop says he is rejoicing with the Hispanic population on the selection of Pope Francis. Dennis Schnurr sees it as recognition of the importance of Latin America. He says Latin America and Africa are the two fastest growing Catholic regions of the world. 

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."

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Religion
9:32 am
Mon February 11, 2013

Church responds to Pope's resignation

Local Catholic church officials are reacting to today's announcement that Pope Benedict XVI will resign at the end of the month.

In a statement, Cincinnati Archbishop Dennis Schnurr writes:

“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.

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