Jan 13, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Pope John Paul II spoke about peace this morning, just a day after his powerful speech about the world situation. The Holy Father received officials of the 31st division of the Italian Air Force, who accompany the Pope on his trips outside Rome. "In recent days," he said, "the liturgy has invited us to contemplate Jesus Who became man and came among us.
Jan 13, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Pope John Paul II marked the 160th anniversary of the publication of "True devotion to Our Lady" by St. Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort, the book he said inspired his Mariology. The Holy Father wrote a letter to the religious men and women of the Montfort families on the Marian doctrine of their founder.
Jan 13, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Venezuelan Cardinal Rosalío Castillo Lara is calling on his fellow countrymen to build a country upon “true freedom and democracy,” under the guidance of the Blessed Mother.
Jan 13, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Bishop Luis Madrid Merlano of Cartago, Colombia, is denouncing the dropping of leaflets in his diocese which include threats to local residents by drug traffickers.
Jan 13, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Reacting to the announcement of new immigration policy for the United States by President George Bush, Bishop José Guadalupe Martín Rábago, President of the Mexican Bishops Conference, said the proposal “needs to be reviewed.”