With Pope Benedict’s departure from Vatican City on February 28, 2013, stories about faith were popular with the media this week. Candler’s Brent Strawn, associate professor of Old Testament, was called upon twice by CNN to shed light on issues surrounding the Catholic Church.

First, Strawn spoke about rumors surrounding the pope’s departure and the upcoming conclave.  Clip: http://bit.ly/15nyfmR

The next day, Strawn appeared with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Garry Wills to discuss priesthood. Clip: http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/bestoftv/2013/02/24/exp-catholic-church-in-the-spotlight.cnn