The scheduling of the Conclave — the meeting of the College of Cardinals to elect a new Pope — is still in the works.
A day before his installation as bishop of the Diocese of Camden, Bishop Dennis Sullivan reflected on his mission, as well as the stunning news about the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI.
The announcement of Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation comes as a surprise to Vatican insiders, and especially to Philadelphia-area Catholics.
Pope Benedict XVI announced Monday that he would resign on Feb. 28 because he was simply too infirm to carry on—the first pontiff to do so in nearly 600 years. The decision sets the stage for a conclave to elect a new pope before the end of March.