NEW: Mass for Pope Benedict in Providence Thursday, February 28
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The Holy Father announced earlier this month that he would become the first Pope in 600 years to resign from the pontificate.
Bishop Tobin: "A man of great wisdom and holiness"
“Pope Benedict XVI is a man of great wisdom and holiness and he has given everything – his heart and mind, his soul and strength – to the difficult task of leading the Church” said Bishop Tobin. “His resignation is an act of great humility for he understands that the needs of the Church are greater than his own; that ultimately the well-being of the Church is in God’s hands, not the Pope’s. Tomorrow, the faithful of the Diocese of Providence will gather in gratitude for Pope Benedict’s ministry to the Church.”
The public and media are welcome to attend the Mass.
For regular updates on the Papal Resignation and upcoming conclave, please visit the following online resources:
Rhode Island Catholic Newspaper – www.thericatholic.com
Rhode Island Catholic Facebook Page – www.facebook.com/ricatholic
Rhode Island Catholic Twitter Page – www.twitter.com/ricatholic
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