Oct 22, 2003 - 12:00 am .- Take courage and trust in the promise of Christ. This was the message Pope John Paul II conveyed to his cardinals this morning at a mass celebrated in St. Peter's Basilica. During the mass, held for the entire College of Cardinals, 30 new cardinals each received their cardinal's ring - "a sign of dignity, solicitude and communion" with the See of Peter.
Oct 22, 2003 - 12:00 am .- In an homage paid to Pope John Paul II, the newly appointed cardinals told the Pope that he can rely on them to be faithful servants of the Church. Thirty-one cardinals were welcomed into the Roman Catholic Church yesterday at the Consistory held in St. Peter's Square.
Oct 22, 2003 - 12:00 am .- A group of 38 guerilla fighters surrounded by the Colombian Military in Cupica Bay requested mediation from a representative of the Catholic Church in order to negotiate their surrender to authorities.
Oct 22, 2003 - 12:00 am .- A new pressure group in London called Catholics Unplug Your Television (CUT) is urging the faithful switch off their sets and stop paying their license fee, which goes to support the BBC, after the recent attacks against the Church by the network.
Oct 22, 2003 - 12:00 am .- A Catholic pro-life worker cried foul yesterday about a recent BBC report on a pro-choice organization and their efforts to legalize abortion in Latin America. Julia Regina de Cardenal, president of Fundación Sí a la Vida (Yes to Life Foundation), claims that the Oct. 16 BBC report on Catholics For a Free Choice (CFC) is biased, that the group "is not Catholic and its members are anti-Catholic activists."
Oct 22, 2003 - 12:00 am .- The director of Ministry for the Sick of the Archdiocese of Mexico City, Father Jorge Palencia, announced he will petition members of the Mexican congress to outlaw cloning in the country.