Pope Benedict XVI's Retirement
Dr. James F. Keating, associate professor of theology and program director of the humanities program at Providence College, discusses Pope Benedict XVI's announcement of his retirement at the end of February 2013.
According to an ABC News report, Pope Benedict XVI's unprecedented announcement that he will resign Feb. 28 brings to a close one of the shortest papacies in history, for which the pontiff will leave a legacy as a leader with views in line with church tradition, but also as one who worked during a controversial reign to advance religious links cross the globe.
The pope's decision makes him the first pontiff to resign in nearly 600 years.
Dr. James F. Keating is an associate professor of theology at Providence College and can provide expert analysis on papal issues. To speak with him directly, please contact Chrissy Centazzo at (401)-340-5710, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet Our Expert:
Dr. James F. Keating,
associate professor of theology and program director of humanities program;
Teaching at PC since 1999
Selected Courses Taught:
- The history and theology of the Papacy
- The Letters of St. Paul
- Intro to the New Testament