Vatican en Brooklyn’s Msgr. Edward Scharfenberger Named Bishop Of Albany <p>Reverend Monsignor Edward Scharfenberger was <a href="" target="_blank">announced</a> as the 10th Bishop of the Diocese of Albany Tuesday morning.</p><p></p><p>Some 36 years ago, in March 1977,&nbsp; Reverend Howard&nbsp;Hubbard received word from the Vatican that he was chosen to serve as Bishop of Albany. <a href="" target="_blank">The years have passed quickly.</a></p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 23:30:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 83659 at Brooklyn’s Msgr. Edward Scharfenberger Named Bishop Of Albany Vatican announces pope's retirement <p>VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Benedict XVI announced Monday that he would resign Feb. 28 — the first pontiff to do so in nearly 600 years. The decision sets the stage for a conclave to elect a new pope before the end of March.</p><p>The 85-year-old pope announced his decision in Latin during a meeting of Vatican cardinals on Monday morning.</p><p>He emphasized that carrying out the duties of being pope — the leader of more than a billion Roman Catholics worldwide — requires "both strength of mind and body."</p> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 11:21:20 +0000 Associated Press 57548 at Vatican announces pope's retirement