Dr. Christopher Bellitto, chair of Kean University’s Department of History, is a leading expert on the papacy, and with the announcement of Pope Benedict’s impending resignation, the nation’s top media outlets are calling on Dr. Bellitto to explain this historic and unexpected development.
Click here to read Dr. Bellitto's commentary on CNN.com. Dr. Bellitto was quoted in a NY Magazine article on how Benedict XVI will spend his retirement. Could Benedict XVI's resignation make way for the first black pope? Dr. Bellitto weighed in on the speculation. Dr. Bellitto was recently quoted by The New York Times, Boston Globe, AP, Reuters, CBS News, ABC News, National Post (Toronto), The Journal News (Gannett), Religion News Service, CNN's Belief Blog, Slate.com, The Atlantic and again in the NY Times.