Pope Benedict http://wrkf.org en Benedict Dismisses Renewed Rumors About Why He Left The Papacy http://wrkf.org/post/benedict-dismisses-renewed-rumors-about-why-he-left-papacy Almost one year to the day since <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/02/28/173125276/on-benedicts-last-day-a-pledge-of-obedience-to-his-successor" target="_blank">Benedict XVI stepped down</a> as spiritual leader of the world's 1.2 billion Roman Catholics, the former pope has issued his first public comment on recurring rumors in the Italian media that he didn't resign of his own will.<p>Such talk is "simply absurd," Benedict writes in a letter <a href="http://vaticaninsider.lastampa.it/en/the-vatican/detail/articolo/benedetto-xvi-benedict-xvi-benedicto-xvi-32340/" target="_blank Wed, 26 Feb 2014 14:02:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 23070 at http://wrkf.org Benedict Dismisses Renewed Rumors About Why He Left The Papacy WEDNESDAY: Father Jeff Bayhi; Analyst Gus Weill; Executive Director Racheal Hebert http://wrkf.org/post/wednesday-father-jeff-bayhi-analyst-gus-weill-executive-director-racheal-hebert <p>Jim talks with Father Jeff Bayhi about the unexpected resignation of Pope Benedict.</p><p>Political analyst Gus Weill joins the program to discuss last night's State of the Union Address as well as other current topics in Louisiana politics.</p><p>Sexual Trauma Awareness &amp; Response Center Executive Director Rachel Hebert previews tomorrow's One Billion Rising event.</p><p> Tue, 12 Feb 2013 17:53:57 +0000 Jim Engster 6087 at http://wrkf.org