Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The new pope, Argentinian cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, makes his debut at about 3:20 p.m. EDT on Wednesday.
In St. Peter's Square, Vatican City, the new leader of the Catholic church, Argentinian cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, makes his first appearance. He has taken the name Francis I. He is the first Latin American pope to lead the church, as well as the first Jesuit priest.
Monday, February 11, 2013
Catholic church officials in Levittown and Lower Southampton reacted to the news that Pope Benedict XVI is leaving his post.
Monday morning started with a surprise for Reverend Timothy O'Sullivan of Levittown’s Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. O'Sullivan awoke to text message saying Pope Benedict XVI is resigning at the end of the month. The parish leader jumped out of bed and turned on the television. All the morning news programs were talking about a statement from Vatican City stating that “advanced age” had lead to the resignation. “Absolutely unexpected, I was just stunned,” O'Sullivan said of the news. Rev. William McGeown of Assumption BVM parish in Lower Southampton echo similar sentiments. “I applaud [Benedict] for all that he has done, but he realized his limitations and has set an example for all of his, McGeown said. The Lower Southampton …