Today Pope Benedict XVI steps down from the Chair of Peter at 2 p.m. EST. I will miss him so! I was there, standing in a crush at the front row at St. Peter’s square when he was elected. Thank you, Holy Father, for all that you have given me these past eight years! You’ll be in my prayers. Ti voglio bene!

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