TITLE

How a Pope's Illness Affects the Church

AUTHOR(S)
Reese, Thomas J.
PUB. DATE
February 2005
SOURCE
America;2/28/2005, Vol. 192 Issue 7, p7
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Answers questions related to the office of the pope of the Catholic Church in light of the deteriorating health conditions of Pope John Paul II. Logical person whom the pope can assign to administer the church; Explanation on whether or not the pope can resign from his post; Possibility that Pope John Paul II will resign; Discussion on what will happen if a pope falls into a coma; Rules that will govern if the pope became mentally ill; Information on popes who resigned. INSET: Popes Who Resigned.
ACCESSION #
16184646

 

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