The eighth grade students at St. Joan of Arc School participated in a
Archbishop Lori began the web chat with prayer and a PowerPoint presentation explaining the conclave to the students.
"This is a historical time in the life of our Church," the Archbishop said. Following the PowerPoint presentation, each school had one student ask a question.
Eighth grade student at St. Joan of Arc School, Erin Baier asked: "Do you think that abdicating or stepping down from the papacy will become more common as popes live longer and now with this precedent established by Pope
The Archbishop responded that he felt like he was on CNN, and went on to say: "Pope Benedict was incredibly humble to admit that the job as pope demanded more than he and his health could offer."
He went on to say that future popes will take into account what Pope Benedict did.
"The Papacy has changed a lot over the years. The Pope is expected to travel the world," Archbishop Lori said.
According to Virginia Bahr, principal of St. Joan of Arc School: "We are excited that our school could participate in the web chat with Archbishop Lori. It was wonderful that Archbishop Lori could answer the students' questions and help explain this important event in our Church."
St. Joan of Arc School is a parish school within the