Former Swiss Guard: Benedict, John Paul had personal touch
Dugald McConnell and Brian Todd, CNN

Andreas Widmer knew two men – one who was pope and one who would succeed him – who despite their immense responsibilities were keen to the spiritual needs of the people around them. The sort of people others might hardly notice.

The Five Biggest Career Mistakes Christians Make
J.B. Wood, The High Calling

For years I was stuck in a mindset that placed an irrationally high value on ministry while under-appreciating God’s interest in using my talents, skills and interests to pursue His kingdom in a variety of alternate forms.

Food Stamps for Pets? New Initiative Sees 45,000 Pets Sign Up for Food Stamps
Jessica Rodriguez, Christian Post

Pet Food Stamps’ founder and executive director Marc Okon has said, “We’re not looking for government funding at this point. Should the government be willing to provide assistance further down the line, we will look into it.”

Ethiopia elects new leader for influential Orthodox church
Associated Press

Ethiopia’s orthodox church has elected a new leader of the influential body in the predominantly Christian nation.