Papal Resignation and Succession: Lay Catholic Reaction

On Ash Wednesday, outside St. Matthew’s Cathedral in Washington, D.C., we spoke with Catholics about their reaction to the news that Pope Benedict will step down at the end of February, and what they hope to see in his successor.


  • Janice Dietz

    I think the church will rapidly change and many will leave the church. I think they will make changes for the better.