You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to www.journalgazette.net/newsletter and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

World

  • Taliban ready to deal on captive US soldier?
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The captors of an American soldier held for nearly five years in Afghanistan have signaled a willingness to release him but are unclear which U.S.
  • Afghan hospital guard kills 3 foreign doctors
    An Afghan security guard opened fire on a group of doctors at a Kabul hospital on Thursday morning, killing three foreign physicians and wounding two other people, officials said.
  • Oregon gay marriage ban gets day in court
    Lawyers for four gay and lesbian couples and the state of Oregon urged a federal judge Wednesday to strike down Oregon’s voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage.
Advertisement

Pope says he’s resigning for the ‘good of church’

VATICAN CITY – Pope Benedict XVI is telling the faithful in his first public appearance since announcing his resignation that he stepping down for “the good of the church.”

Benedict received a lengthy standing ovation when he entered the packed audience hall Wednesday. He was interrupted by applause by the throngs of people, many of whom had tears in their eyes.

At the start of his audience, he repeated in Italian what he had told cardinals Monday in Latin: that he simply didn’t have the strength to continue. He said “I did this in full liberty for the good of the church.”

He asked the faithful “to continue to pray for the pope and the church.”

Advertisement