This week the story which sprang to the top of my favorites is Time Magazine's article on Pope Benedict and his (now in progress) trip to Turkey. You can read it here. I think we need to take a real interest in this trip and in Pope Benedict in general. He may have underestimated the effect the media has on the papacy when he made his original comments on violence and Islam earlier this year, but read in their proper context those comments need to be listened to and take seriously.
I found the responses What The Pope Gets Right and Where He's Still in the Dark important in thinking about this for myself. Give the articles a read and let me know what you think here or by commenting below.