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Mahony Statement on Pope

Mahony Statement on Pope

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Cardinal Roger Mahony's statement on the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI.
Cardinal Roger Mahony's statement on the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI.

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PRESS RELEASE
 
Archdiocese of Los Angeles, Office of Media Relations3424 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90010 Phone: (213) 637-7215 Fax: (213) 637-6215
CONTACT: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tod M. Tamberg, Director
FEBRUARY 11, 2013
 
Cell: (213) 216-8395Carolina Guevara, Assoc. Dir.Cell: (213) 276-2272
STATEMENT on the RESIGNATION of 
 
POPE BENEDICT XVI
 Cardinal Roger M. MahonyArchbishop Emeritus of Los AngelesFebruary 11, 2013Pope Benedict XVI has been an extraordinary Successor to St. Peter these past eightyears, and I thank God for the graces and blessings which have come to the Church and to theworld during his PontificateIt was my privilege to participate in the Conclave of April 2005 when Pope Benedict waselected. I recall so clearly his words when he told the Cardinals that he was choosing the nameof Benedict because of his fondness for the prayerfulness and the Rule of St. Benedict, and alsobecause Pope Benedict XV [1914—1920] served during a time of turmoil and wars across theworld.Pope Benedict XVI began his Petrine ministry from a firm foundation of prayer, holiness,and remarkable scholarship. Before the end of 2005 he issued
 Deus Caritas Es
, a letter on thevirtue and gift of charity and love among the disciples of Jesus Christ. Two more followed: oneon hope in 2007, the third on faith in 2009.

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