Local Catholics react to pope resignation announcement

In this 2009 photo, Pope Benedict XVI kisses the forehead of then-9-year-old Andrew Birlson, of St. John, as his mother Theresa Birlson, looks on. Andrew's visit with the pope was made possible through the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Seven months later, Andrew underwent a liver transplant and is in good health. 

February 12, 2013 12:00 am  • 
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