Bellitto on the Pope

February 11, 2013

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 GlobeAPReutersCBS NewsABC NewsNational Post (Toronto)The Journal News (Gannett), Religion News Service, CNN's Belief BlogSlate.com, The Atlantic and again in the NY Times.  

Dr. Bellitto also provided in depth analysis of the papal resignation in video interviews for NPRCNN and Kean XChange included below.