POPE BEGINS SEARCH FOR NEW HEAD OF DOCTRINE OF THE FAITH
Inside the Catholic Church, 75 is the normal age of retirement. In 2012, the pope will face an important decision: who will replace the American Cardinal William Levada as the head of the Congregation of the Doctrine of Faith?
Levada will celebrate his 50th anniversary in the priesthood this December 20th and has expressed his wishes to step down from his position as Prefect. Benedict XVI has a special connection to this position, where he served for 24 years before being elected Pope.