Oct 14, 2003 - 12:00 am .- In a moving personal testimony during the presentation of his book on the philosophical thought of John Paul II, “Metaphysics of the Human Person,” Polish priest Father Tadeusz Sticzen stated the current Pontiff has been called by God to fulfill his own prophecy.
Oct 14, 2003 - 12:00 am .- Pope John Paul II begins a week full of activities tomorrow in celebration of his 25th anniversary and the appointment of 31 new cardinals. Celebrations are set to begin Wednesday afternoon with a gathering of cardinals, presidents of the bishops’ conferences, heads of the dicasteries and patriarchs.
Oct 14, 2003 - 12:00 am .- In an interview with the Brazilian daily “O Estado,” Cardinal José Saraiva Martins, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, reflected upon the 25 years of John Paul II’s pontificate and said the Pontiff will be remembered as the “Pope of Sanctity” because of his constant call to live life fully and the numerous believers he has elevated to the altar.
Oct 14, 2003 - 12:00 am .- As a part of the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Pontificate of Pope John Paul II, which takes place October 16, the John Paul II Pontifical Institute for Marriage and the Family of the Lateran University will inaugurate this Tuesday the “Karol Wojtyla Course.”
Oct 14, 2003 - 12:00 am .- Pope John Paul II thanked the Catholic youth of the world yesterday for always having been close to him during his 25-year pontificate.
Oct 14, 2003 - 12:00 am .- The first collection of all of Karol Wojtila’s essays was launched at the Holy See Press Office yesterday. The 1,600-page book includes all of the essays he wrote between 1948 – when he got his licentiate in theology at the Angelicum in Rome – and 1978 – the year of his election to the pontificate.
Oct 14, 2003 - 12:00 am .- Moviegoers are so eager to see Mel Gibson's movie about Jesus that they've been crashing Web sites in their search for bootleg trailers.
Oct 14, 2003 - 12:00 am .- The first Catholic Encyclopedia in Russian was launched Oct. 9 at the Frankfurt international book fair by Franciscan Publishers (Moscow).