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Local Catholic leaders react to Pope Benedict’s resignation
Local Catholic leaders react to Pope Benedict’s resignation
Top Stories Terence M. Cullen 2/11/2013 at 3:11PM

Catholic leaders around the city are reacting with surprise and well-wishes to the news that Pope Benedict XVI will resign as leader of the Catholic Church effective Thursday, February 28. His holiness, elected to lead the Vatican in 2005, announced early on Monday, February 11 he no longer felt physically or mentally able to guide [...]

Local Monsignor witnessed Dolan’s elevation
News Billy Rennison 2/28/2012 at 3:18PM

A caravan of worshipers, including many local religious leaders, made the pilgrimage to Rome for the elevation of New York’s Archbishop Timothy Dolan, along with 21 others, to Cardinal. Monsignor Jamie Gigantiello, director of the Brooklyn Diocese’s Office of Parish Giving and Vicar for Development, attended the February 18 ceremonies in Rome that saw Dolan [...]