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Local student moved by papal events in Rome

Crowd says farewell to Benedict, welcomes new pope

Joelle DiDomenico of Mechanicville, center, stands with three nuns from the convent where she stayed in Florence, Italy, during her visit.
Joelle DiDomenico of Mechanicville, center, stands with three nuns from the convent where she stayed in Florence, Italy, during her visit.
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The historic farewell by Pope Benedict last month and this week’s election of his successor have been deeply moving experiences for a Mechanicville woman who was in St. Peter’s Square during both. “I loved being there. I was a part of something the whole world was viewing,” Joelle DiDomenico, a 21-year-old junior at Assumption College in Worcester, Mass., said from Rome. She managed to be within feet of the “popemobile” during Pope Benedict’s final public ...


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