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By Phil Lawler (bio - articles ) | Nov 18, 2005

Today the Catholic News Service reports reports that Pope Benedict XVI will attend the meeting of the Latin American bishops' conference, CELAM, to be held at the Marian shrine of Aparecida, Brazil, in May 2007.

Why am I not surprised?

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  • Posted by: Andy K - Nov. 19, 2005 10:18 AM ET USA

    Dear Janet, The second link goes to a CWN story abou the same story but is dated in October.

  • Posted by: Exaudi nos - Nov. 19, 2005 9:40 AM ET USA

    http://www.chiesa.espressonline.it/dettaglio.jsp?id=42191&eng= Benedict XVI said to them all of a sudden: “It will be held in Brazil,” and immediately asked what the country’s most venerated Marian shrine is. “The Aparecida,” they replied. And the pope: “In Brazil, at the Aparecida, in May. I’ll be there.” The four cardinals were taken completely by surprise. And so were the leaders of the Roman curia – the pope hadn’t discussed the matter with any of them. What induced Benedict XVI to choose Brazil may have been what Cardinal Hummes said at the synod a few days earlier:

  • Posted by: - Nov. 19, 2005 8:32 AM ET USA

    I think because CWN had already broken the story?

  • Posted by: - Nov. 18, 2005 10:52 PM ET USA

    Janet, it's a guy thing. My toys, house, car are better than yours. CWNews posted the story on Oct 18; CNS reported it one month later on Nov 18. It matters, really. Kudos to Phil and his gang!

  • Posted by: Janet Baker - Nov. 18, 2005 6:48 PM ET USA

    Maybe I'm asleep or hopelessly clueless, but I don't get your point.

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