Pope Francis, Benedict, Michael Barr discussed on Bloomberg Daybreak


7 on Wall Street. Now 49° in Central Park. Apache fog this morning, it's going to stay cloudy and cooler today with highs in the low 50s. Maybe a shower tonight will get down to the low 40s, and Michael Barr is here now with what else is going on in New York and around the world. Good morning, Michael. Good morning, Nathan. Pope Francis delivered the homily at the funeral mass for former Pope Benedict. In Italian Pope Francis said Benedict may your joy be complete as you hear his voice. Mourners gathered in Saint Peter's square outside the Vatican today where Benedict is being laid to rest. George Mason university professor Helen Alvarez spoke about Benedict's legacy. I think he's a model of humility and modesty. He was definitely a servant of the church. He didn't want to come to Rome. He wanted to stay in Germany and remain a theologian. He didn't want to be head of the office of doctrine, but John Paul two really twisted his arm. And he really did not want to be Pope. He thought, you know, he was not great enough for it. Benedict would be buried in the crypt under St. Peter's Basilica. President Joe Biden says he intends to visit the U.S. Mexico border next week for a firsthand look at conditions as his administration contends with a surge in migration. Biden has already scheduled to travel to Mexico next week to meet with the presidents of Mexico and Canada. He wanted violence, that's what investigators in New York City say about Trevor bickford arrested for allegedly attacking three police officers near Times Square on New Year's Eve. The 19 year old from Maine was arraigned yesterday and charged in the machete attack. It's a war of words between New York City mayor Eric Adams and former mayor Bill de Blasio's administration. Adams is calling on his predecessor to stop his team from criticizing the current administration. I call Bill the other day. I said Bill, what's going on? What's going on? And then the bills comes guy who's probably the roast comms guy in the history of communication. Adams is talking about de Blasio's former spokesperson Bill nihart, who has been increasingly critical of atoms on Twitter. Adams said they had 8 years to do their job once they're gone, their experts

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