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A Papal Experience
Pope Benedict XVI is back in the Vatican City after his trip to the U.S. and some of the lucky few from Connecticut who got to see the pope in person are sharing their experience. The Knights of Columbus are back home in New Haven after seeing the pope on his whirlwind tour of the United States.

Knights Providing Tribute for Pope’s Yankee Stadium Mass
Pope Benedict XVI will have a lasting memorial of his April 20 Mass at Yankee Stadium, courtesy of the Knights of Columbus. The New York ballpark will permanently commemorate the occasion with a bronze plaque.

Knights of Columbus Provide Chair for Papal Meeting
When Pope Benedict XVI met with interfaith leaders on April 17 at the John Paul II Cultural Center in Washington, D.C., his connection with his predecessor was be illustrated in a visible way.

Historic First at White House for Knights of Columbus
The first visit to the United States by Pope Benedict XVI as Holy Father also marked a historic first for the Knights of Columbus. During Pope Benedict’s April 16 meeting with President Bush at the White House, 30 Fourth Degree Knights in full regalia provided an honor guard for the ceremony. It was the first time the Fourth Degree stood in formation for a pope and president at the White House.

Students and Deacon Collaborate to Make Altar for Papal Mass
Ryan Mullen and John-Paul Mikolajczyk are not sure which will be more exciting – seeing Pope Benedict XVI offer Mass at the altar they designed or having a chance to meet the pope himself. Either way, Mullen said, “the honor is all ours.”

N.Y. Priest and Knight Plans Papal Skateboard Contest
Call him the Skateboard Priest. Since an offhand comment by a young person in his parish sparked an idea, Father Peter Pomposello has raced into the headlines with the Papal Visit Skateboard Art Design Contest, sponsored by the Archdiocese of New York.


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Deus Caritas Est 
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