The New York delegation gathered for Mass in a church founded 300 years after the birth of Christ. St. John Lateran is the personal church of the pope, who gave Archbishop Dolan special permission to celebrate Mass at the ornate main altar.
New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan will be elevated to Cardinal in Vatican City this Saturday. As Cardinal, that would make him eligible to elected Pope.
Pope Benedict XVI declared in a decree that a French nun’s recovery from Parkinson’s disease was miraculous, the last step needed for the beloved pontiff’s beatification.