ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - A prayer service will take place at 1 p.m. at the Cardinal Rigali Center in Shrewsbury. That is the time Pope Benedict XVI's resignation officially takes place.
The Archdiocese of St. Louis' Facebook page says St. Louis Catholics are welcome to attend the sservice.
Earlier Thursday morning St. Louis native Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, shook hands with Pope Benedict.
Cardinal Dolan is considered by some to be a dark horse candidate for the papacy. He spoke with NBC's Savannah Guthrie live on the TODAY show, and that interview can be found in the video player to the left of this story.