The cardinals will continue pre-conclave discussions on Saturday and Monday. They will take Sunday off to celebrate Mass at churches across Rome.
There is warmth and good cheer for Timothy Dolan who will become New York’s newest Cardinal on Saturday. He’s been celebrating Mass at some of the most majestic churches in the Eternal City, and the New York faithful are there with him.
For the New York Archdiocese Festivale Chorale Monday night meant fine tuning for an experience unlike any other.
The Archbishop of nearly three million Catholics in the New York metropolitan area will be elevated to Cardinal in special ceremonies next month.
“Not all of them (understand the significance), no. Very few,” said Fr. Thomas Collins, president of Archbishop Stepinac High School in White Plains.