Thursday, February 28, 2013

CONTINUING UPDATES: Thursday's papal transition news

As Pope Benedict concludes his final day as pope, we're rounding up news for you. You can also find papal news on The Associated Press is curating a 'Pope Live' page. Watch live Vatican TV here.

The pope's last tweet:

Cardinal Timothy Dolan described a melancholy mood and a tender moment with the “fragile’’ pope. Watch here.

In his address to the College of Cardinals today, Pope Benedict said, 'I want to tell you that I will continue to be close to you in prayer, especially in the next few days, so that you may all be fully docile to the action of the Holy Spirit in the election of the new Pope. May the Lord show you what is willed by Him. And among you, among the College of Cardinals, there is also the future Pope, to whom, here to today, I already promise my unconditional reverence and obedience. For all this, with affection and gratitude, I cordially impart upon you my Apostolic Blessing.' Read and listen here.

OSV's Matthew Bunson was interviewed by the New York Daily News about Pope Benedict's legacy. You can read that article here.

OSV Newsweekly has extensive coverage in our March 10 issue. Read:
Read Rocco Palma's post on the 'ombrellino,' or 'little umbrella,' that will place the papal tiara on the Vatican's 'logo' during the interregnum.

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