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Class on hold in Roxbury while students watch pope
By Kate Augusto, Globe Correspondent
Pupils at St. Patrick School in Roxbury may not have been able to take a field trip today to Nationals Park in Washington D.C., where Pope Benedict XVI is celebrating Mass with more than 45,000 people. But 45 students were still part of the crowd.
The first- and eighth-grade classes at the Catholic grammar school are watching the Mass on television in their classrooms to share in the papal visit, said principal Mary Lanata.
“It’s getting caught up in the excitement and being a part of the [45,000] people in the baseball stadium,” Lanata said. “This is living history."
For the younger students, it will be an introduction to the papacy. Lanata said they were excited “to make sure the pope said Mass the same way.”
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