NEWS ANALYSIS: Ratzinger’s View of Non-Catholics Likely to Set Tone for Papacy

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c. 2005 Religion News Service (UNDATED) Five years ago, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger lobbed a theological hand grenade at Christians around the world in a document that said non-Catholic churches “suffer from defects” and are “not churches in the proper sense.” Broadening his critique, Ratzinger, the longtime prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of […]

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