Memories of Benedict to the fore of the media’s mind

Memories of Benedict to the fore of the media’s mind Fog obscures the dome of St Peter’s Basilica in the early morning before the funeral Mass of Pope Benedict XVI in St Peter’s Square at the Vatican January 5, 2023. Photo: CNS/Cindy Wooden
The word ‘unprecedented’ has had many outings in the last three years, and media commentators reached for it again in relation to the funeral of Pope Benedict XVI. Benedict was already a master of the unprecedented thanks to his surprise resignation in 2013. Some early coverage of his death was inclined to be lazy, clichéd…
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