In US, sharply contrasting views on Benedict XIV’s legacy


              FILE - Pope Benedict XVI arrives for his Papal Mass, Thursday, April 17, 2008, at Washington Nationals baseball Park in Washington. In the the United States, admirers of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI remembered him warmly for his theological prowess and devotion to traditional doctrine. However, some U.S. Catholics, on learning of his death Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022, recalled him as an obstacle to progress in combating clergy sex abuse and expanding the role of women in the church.(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
            
              FILE - Pope Benedict XVI greets people in the crowd as he celebrates a Mass at Yankee Stadium, in New York on Sunday, April 20, 2008. In the the United States, admirers of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI remembered him warmly for his theological prowess and devotion to traditional doctrine. However, some U.S. Catholics, on learning of his death Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022, recalled him as an obstacle to progress in combating clergy sex abuse and expanding the role of women in the church.(AP Photo/Chang W. Lee, Pool, File)
In US, sharply contrasting views on Benedict XIV’s legacy