POPE PAUL has refused an offer by Cardihal Lercaro of Bologna to resign from his See. According to the Bologna Catholic daily, L'Avvenire d'Italia, the Pope, after receiving Cardinal Lecaro's letter of resignation, wrote to him expressing appreciation of his motives Cardinal Spellman, Archbishop of New York, who is 77, announced from the pulpit at St. Patrick's Cathedral on Monday, that he also had offered the Pope his resignation. The Pope had refused it.
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