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Bishop Campbell calls Pope Benedict XVI Strong and Engaging

Columbus Bishop Frederick Campbell Thursday predicted that Benedict XVI will be a strong and engaging Pope.

Campbell says the new Pope is a thoughtful theologian who will continue the legacy of Pope John Paul II.

When asked about the new Pope's conservative stances on issues like the role of women in the church and birth control, Bishop Campbell said Benedict XVI's beliefs are not rooted in public opinion but in the theology of the church.

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