May 11, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI finds kindred spirit in German ‘feminist’ saint, Hildegard von Bingen

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VATICAN CITY (RNS) She is revered both by radical feminists and by Pope Benedict XVI, who has often turned to her in the most difficult moments of his pontificate: Hildegard von Bingen, a 12th-century German prophetess who was officially declared a saint by Benedict on Thursday. By Alessandro Speciale.