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Boston bishop lauds lack of panic over departure of pope

As the congregation gathered Thursday night at the ­Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston’s South End, Bishop Robert P. Deeley said that ­although the Catholic Church is without its leader, a sense of calm remains.

“What is striking in all this is that there is no panic,” the bishop said in his homily. “There are many questions. That is inevitable with things which have not happened ­before.”

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