The news agencies have their own agendas. Selling news. The threads here are plenty negative about the whole deal.
Based on rough numbers, 17% of the world is catholic.
Of those 17% I'd bet half are more like "catholic in name only" kinda people.
For every major news agency to have been continually posting minutia on such a constant basis when there was little to nothing to report is precisely the reason for my questions in the OP.
Why is it news, when for the majority it isn't?
And who finds it irritating?
For the record, I feel the same way about the amount of coverage the Philadelphia Eagles get in local news even when it's month and months away from football season.
As a result of the length of the election, during which three of the twenty cardinal-electors died and one resigned, Gregory X promulgated the apostolic constitution, Ubi periculum, on July 7 (or 16), 1274, during the Second Council of Lyon, establishing the papal conclave, whose rules were based on the tactics employed against the cardinals in Viterbo. The election itself is sometimes viewed as the first conclave.
Papal election, 1268
Murder is a legal construct. Specifically it is an illegal homicide. You have to accept that the law gets it right 100% of the time to accept that all murders are bad. I'm not to willing give the law that level of infallibility.
Would charitable contributions to an organization that kills innocent people be good?
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Quo usque tandem abutere, Trump, patientia nostra?