It’s hard to believe, but a year ago yesterday, Pope Benedict XVI abdicated. A staff report from the Catholic Telegraph of Cincinnati marks the anniversary:

“The resignation did three things,” said Steve Trosley, editor and chief of The Catholic Telegraph. “First, it created a huge amount of interest in the church and its governance — and demonstrated how much the Roman Catholic Church matters in the world. Secondly, it demonstrated that the media including many Catholics do not have a thorough grasp of how the church operates. This event gave us all valuable insights. Finally, it gave us an opportunity to understand the challenges and intricacies of the papacy and the curia.”