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Pope's Resignation #1044989

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Feb 28, 2013
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) The retirement of Pope Benedict XVI reported; scenes shown.

(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.]

Pelley, Scott;
Pizzey, Allen;
Phillips, Mark;
Miller, Michelle

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