TODAY’S FORECAST: Monday: Sunny to partly cloudy. High around 65. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph. Monday night: Mostly cloudy. Low 47. Winds ESE at 10 to 15 mph.
BY MAGGIE HAYES AND TERENCE M. CULLEN The papal conclave elected Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina, the first South American and Jesuit pope, after one of the shortest conclaves in history. He selected the papal name Francis I. The decision came just a day after the voting began on Tuesday, March 12, following the [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
TODAY’S FORECAST Monday: Overcast with rain. Fog early. High of 45. Winds from the South at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 100% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible. Monday Night: Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 34. Breezy. Winds from the West at 10 to 20 mph. [...]
Using the Twitter handle @Pontifex, Pope Benedict XVI sent out his first tweet Wednesday, saying “Dear friends, I am pleased to get in touch with you through Twitter. Thank you for your generous response. I bless all of you from my heart.” As of noon, the pope already had around 834,000 followers. According to the Vatican, [...]