Thursday, May 05, 2005

Reverting to Tradition

For Beatifications...

From Catholic News Agency:

"In his efforts to make events at the Vatican less "Pope-centered", Pope Benedict XVI has decided that he will not preside at beatifications, reported the Honolulu Advertiser.

In effect, the Vatican is returning to the tradition of having cardinals--not the Pope--preside over beatifications.

The news came in relation to the beatification of American Mother Marianne Cope, which was rescheduled by the Vatican to May 15."