Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Canadian Catholics React to New Pope

Change the world, not the church: Canadian cardinals
CBC News

VATICAN CITY - The world needs to change, not the doctrine of the Roman Catholic Church, a Canadian cardinal said Wednesday in a spirited defence of the new Pope.

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Little enthusiasm in Canadian press for conservative new pope

MONTREAL (AFP) - Canadian newspapers gave a largely lukewarm reception to the Roman Catholic Church's conservative new pope, Benedict XVI.

Under the headline "Benedict the Strict," the Globe and Mail newspaper branded the pontiff as "a German intellectual and hard-line opponent of same-sex marriage, contraception and an expanded role for women in the church."

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Canadian Catholics react with dismay, joy, on choice of new conservative pope

(CP) - Susan Brundl is a Catholic German-Canadian - someone who might have been expected to greet Tuesday's announcement of a German pope with some celebration.

But the 40-year-old social worker from Toronto says she's deeply disappointed with the selection of the conservative Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger as the man to succeed Pope John Paul.

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