San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone
In his first statement on the Pier 14 shooting, San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone asked elected officials Monday to refrain from politicizing the “senseless killing” of a 31-year-old Pleasanton woman.
Declaring that he lacks the strength to do his job, Pope Benedict XVI announced Monday he will resign Feb. 28 – becoming the first pontiff to step down in 600 years. His decision sets the stage for a mid-March conclave to elect a new leader for a Roman Catholic Church in deep turmoil.
Leaders of SNAP, Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, question why Cardinal Roger Mahoney is still being allowed to select a new pope.