(CBS) –– He has been in office for just over 2 months, but already pope Francis has put his own personal stamp on the papacy. He has ignored many trappings and traditions while concentrating preaching […]
Today, Francis Cardinal George spoke for what may be the last time before Tuesday’s historic vote.
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Several Chicago area faithful witnessed history at the Vatican on Wednesday at Pope Benedict offered his final papal audience before he steps down.
It was a momentous occasion for millions of Catholics around the world. Pope Benedict XVI gave his final Angelus, or prayer celebrating the incarnation of Christ, at the Vatican Sunday morning.
Despite talk that the Roman Catholic cardinals could decide to speed up the process to elect a pope, Cardinal George isn’t committing to anything until he gets to Rome on the 27th of this month.
Vatican insiders are still scratching their heads, trying to figure out how they missed apparent hints being dropped for some time.
At Vatican Holy Thursday observances, Pope Benedict stood firm against ordaining women as priests. And he blasted dissident priests who are questioning church doctrine.
Francis Cardinal George must submit his resignation to Pope Benedict when he turns 75 Friday, and he wants to make sure that his financial house is in order when he leaves.