The World from Berlin 'It Is Good that Benedict Is Gone'

Pope Benedict XVI is nothing if not conservative. He spent the last eight years battling against relativism and individualism -- before breaking with tradition and taking a step that no pope has made for over 700 years. German commentators say his papacy failed to introduce much-needed reforms.
The Vatican has some shoes to fill now.

The Vatican has some shoes to fill now.

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-- Charles Hawley, with reporting by Julia Jüttner