It is official: Pope accepts Cardinal Rigali's resignation, names Denver prelate to succeed him. NCR reported that yesterday. Pope taps Chaput for Philadelphia. Now you can read John Allen's Exclusive interview with Archbishop Charles Chaput.
The official media event: News Conference
10:00 a.m. followed by Mass at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Peter and Paul.
And the commentary has already begun. Our own Michael Sean Winters The Problem With Culture Warrior Bishops
And from the Daily News of Philadelphia It won't be Rigali, Part 2
And in the rest of the world:
Not exactly news: Report: Fewer priests celebrating more Masses