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Queens and the world bids farewell to Pope Benedict XVI as he leaves Vatican
Queens and the world bids farewell to Pope Benedict XVI as he leaves Vatican
News Terence M. Cullen 2/28/2013 at 5:34PM

It’s official: Pope Benedict XVI is now “Pope Emeritus.” His holiness officially left his post, the first Pope to do so in nearly 600 years, on Thursday, February 28 — as Cardinals from around the world gather to find a replacement. Catholics in the city, and Queens, will now wait as a new leader of [...]

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 [...]