Pope Benedict XVI
The best soundbytes from the top news stories of the past week.
Theology class turned in to a history lesson for sophomores at St. Joseph Prep in Brighton as they watched the pope they knew, and their church, walk in to the unknown.
When reporters asked Cardinal O’Malley if the resignation of Benedict XVI would affect who they choose next, O’Malley said “it’s a whole new ballgame now.”
Pope Benedict XVI’s sudden and historic resignation seems to have come out of nowhere, but some believe there’s more to it than health concerns.
For the first time since his name surfaced as a possible successor to Pope Benedict XVI, Cardinal Sean O’Malley spoke about the role of the Holy Father and the process to replace the Pope.
“Viva il papa” the crowd was chanting……..”Grazie” responds the pope……but somehow this is just wrong……he can’t quit…he’s not dead yet!
Cardinal Sean O’Malley will be among 117 cardinals who will meet at the Vatican next month to chose a pope to succeed retiring Pontiff Benedict The 16th.
In a stunning announcement Monday, the Vatican said Pope Benedict XVI will resign on Feb. 28. He’s the first pontiff to do that in nearly 600 years.
Pope Benedict XVI has appointed a priest from the archdiocese of Boston, ground zero in the U.S. clerical sex abuse scandal, to a position that involves serving as the Catholic Church’s sex crimes prosecutor.
The disgraced former head of the Boston Archdiocese has left his most recent job in Rome.