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Thousands of believers from across the city joined a solemn procession over the Brooklyn Bridge on Friday morning for the19th annual Good Friday Way of the Cross procession. … Full Article

6,000 pounds of matzah donated to charity

Flatbush
Preparing for Passover, which begins next week, Kars4kids, a New Jersey-based car-donation organization whose proceeds benefit Jewish charities, just donated 6,000 pounds of matzah to the Jewish Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty’s distribution center i … Full Article

Brooklyn bishop to hold mass of thanksgiving for new pope

Downtown
Brooklyn Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio will celebrate a special bilingual mass of thanksgiving in honor of the new pope. The mass, which will be celebrated in English and Spanish, will take place tonight at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint James, 250 Jay St., at 7:30 p.m. … Full Article

Brooklyn’s Catholics mourn Bishop Ignatius Catanello

Bay Ridge
The Most Reverend Ignatius A. Catanello, Titular Bishop of Deultum and Retired Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Brooklyn, died after a lengthy illness on Monday, March 11.
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NEW POPE: Jorge Mario Bergoglio chosen as 266th pope

Will take name Pope Francis I

Jorge Mario Bergoglio, 76, the archbishop of Buenos Aires has been chosen as the 266th pope. The Argentine-born “Pope Francis I,” the son of an Italian railway worker, is said to prize humility.  … Full Article

Congregation B’nai Avraham celebrates 24 years in Brooklyn Heights

Brooklyn Heights
Congregation B’nai Avraham, which celebrates its 24th anniversary this coming week, has grown from a young rabbi’s vision to a vibrant Modern Orthodox synagogue with an outreach that benefits the neighborhood and beyond.
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RELIGION: Noted archivist Martha Foley gives talk on Temple’s 150 years

Park Slope
Noted Archivist Martha Foley Gives Talk on Temple’s 150 Years

Congregation Beth Elohim begins celebrating its Sesquicentennial (150th) year with several programs.
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RELIGION: Festival Chorus joins American Guild of Organists and neighbors for 'Evensong' service

Cobble Hill
It’s a story about music’s power to persevere through adversity. … Full Article

ELEVATION: Prospect Heights church made a Cathedral, one of Pope Benedict XVI's final acts

Prospect Heights
Before he abdicated the Papacy, Benedict XVI elevated a church in Prospect Heights to cathedral status. … Full Article

Brooklyn's Maronite Catholic Bishop reflects on Pope Benedict's resignation

Brooklyn Heights
As the Vatican bid Godspeed earlier today to a living Pope who has served only eight years before abdicating, the leader of Brooklyn’s Maronite Catholics reflects on Benedict XVI’s persona and legacy, particularly in regard to the Middle East.
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