In Manila, Catholics pray for smooth succession

In Manila, Catholics pray for smooth succession

Filipino Benita Canlas prays outside the Shrine of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in suburban Paranaque, south of Manila, Philippines on Sunday March 3, 2013. Filipinos in Asia's largest predominantly Roman Catholic nation on Sunday went to church that awkwardly had no pope for the first time in 600 years and prayed for the smooth rise of a successor to Benedict XVI who can lead an embattled church. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Filipinos in Asia's largest predominantly Roman Catholic nation attended Mass on Sunday with their church awkwardly having no pope due to Benedict XVI's resignation — the first in 600 years — and prayed for the smooth rise of a successor to lead an embattled institution.


In Manila, Catholics pray for smooth succession

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