Daily Archives: April 18, 2008

Text of pope to U.N. staff

Here is the prepared text as released by the Vatican of Pope Benedict’s greetings today to the staff of the United Nations: Ladies and Gentlemen, Here, within a small space in the busy city of New York, is housed an … Continue reading

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Text of pope to U.N. General Assembly

Here is the prepared text as released by the Vatican of Pope Benedict’s address to the U.N. General Assembly this morning: [In French] Mr President, Ladies and Gentlemen, As I begin my address to this Assembly, I would like first … Continue reading

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At the U.N., the wait begins

People (read: my mother) were pretty impressed I got assigned to cover the pope’s speech at the United Nations. Sounds pretty cool, right? What they don’t realize is that much of a reporter’s life is spent waiting around. When my … Continue reading

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The brains behind the operation

The press center looks almost like a military command center from a Tom Clancy movie. There are rows of long tables, phones, laptops, headphones, too many wires and a huge projector screen displaying the papal events in real time.  It’s … Continue reading

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Reporters playing hopscotch

When a pope is coming to your country — to your city! — it’s all hands on deck if you want to cover his activities as fully as possible. Few would consider the 81-year-old Pope Benedict XVI a slacker except when … Continue reading

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