CBS Evening News for Thursday, Feb 28, 2013
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(Rome: Allen Pizzey) Benedict’s final day as pope reviewed; scenes shown of his applauding staff, his helicopter flying over landmarks in Rome, well-wishers with signs, the bells at St. Peter’s, his farewell to the cardinals, the summer home for popes at Castel Gandolfo, the welcome from local residents.
(Studio: Scott Pelley) The plan for Benedict to return to his retirement home at Vatican City noted.
(London: Mark Phillips) The controversies within the Catholic Church that Benedict leaves behind featured; details given about his focus on spiritual matters rather than church administration and finance. [Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests Barbara BLAINE- notes there has been no punishment for any bishops or church employees for the cover-up of sex crimes.] [Cardinal Timothy DOLAN – admits leaders of the church have given people reasons not to trust in the church.] [Vatican spokesman Thomas ROSICA- says we need a pope for all seasons.] The uncertainty over when the conclave will start discussed.
(Studio: Scott Pelley) Report introduced.
(Paramus, New Jersey: Michelle Miller) The reaction of students at Visitation Academy in Paramus, New Jersey to the pope’s resignation featured. [Students Eishner SIBUG, Andrea MALIK, staff member Deborah PAGANO- comment on watching history, Benedict’s last Tweet and the next pope.]
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