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:
- Pope reached out to secular West by Austen Ivereigh
- Reflections of Pope Benedict XVI by Hallie Lord, Elizabeth Scalia, Mary DeTurris Pouse, Maria Ruiz Scaperlanda, and Hosffman Ospino
- Pope Benedict has proved to be a born teacher by Mark Shea
- Editorial: Our long, slow Calvary by the OSV Editorial Board