Associated Press: Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, the shy German theologian who tried to reawaken Christianity in a secularized Europe but will forever be remembered as the first pontiff in 600 years to resign from the job, died Saturday. He was 95.
The New York Times: Benedict’s death Leaves Catholic conservatives bereft*
The Guardian: A Black orchestra celebrates the song first heard on New Year’s Day 1773 when a repentant former slave trader declaimed verses in church.
Baptist News Global: While shifts in church attendance patterns have been decades in the making, the current generational shift from parents to children represents a significant downturn, according to Gallup’s data.
Christian Century: At her funeral, scholars, family, and friends gathered to celebrate the womanist theologian’s world-changing gifts.
Haaretz: Heads of major organizations request urgent meeting with Netanyahu over expected changes to Law of Return and the conversion rules.