Comments for: Mainers express surprise at pope’s sudden resignation

Posted Feb. 11, 2013, at 7:44 p.m.
Last modified Feb. 11, 2013, at 9:51 p.m.

BANGOR | The Rev. Seamus Griesbach learned from a parishioner early Monday morning that Pope Benedict XVI had announced his resignation effective Feb. 28. “I received a text message at 6:30 this morning that said, ‘Rise and shine, the pope resigned,’” the Catholic priest assigned to St. Paul the …

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