Jul 12, 2004 - 12:00 am .- On Saturday, Pope John Paul’s spokesman, Joaquin Navarro Valls, announced that the Pontiff has decided to send a Vatican delegation to Russia to return the icon of Our Lady of Kazan. The icon, which has been in the Vatican’s possession for more than 30 years, is one of the most revered images for Russian Orthodox Christians.
Jul 12, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Archbishop Raymond Burke of St. Louis is scheduled to meet with local Congressman William Lacy Clay today, reported the Associated Press.
Jul 12, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Contrary to speculations that the Holy Father is writing a book or document during his vacation in Les Combes, northwest Italy, Joaquin Navarro-Valls, Director of the Holy See Press Office, who is accompanying Pope John Paul, said, “The Holy Father is not preparing any document during these days of rest.”
Jul 12, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The Polish Catholic news agency, KAI, has announced a new book by Pope John Paul II is currently “being edited” and that it will be based on an interview with Pope conducted by Fr. Jozef Tischner in 1984 on philosophical and existential questions.
Jul 12, 2004 - 12:00 am .- A lawsuit, filed by a Catholic professor against an Ohio community college, has freedom of speech for Catholics at stake.
Jul 12, 2004 - 12:00 am .- A Catholic university, located in the Diocese of Winona, issued a statement, declaring that it is free to choose who it will honor, regardless of the local bishop’s recent statement to the contrary, reported the Winona Daily News.
Jul 12, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The Holy Father spoke of the importance of silence in order to listen to the “voice of God,” during the recitation of the Angelus yesterday at his vacation site of Les Combes d’Introd, in the Valle d’Aosta, with 6,000 faithful.
Jul 12, 2004 - 12:00 am .- In a strongly worded statement, the president of the Bishops Conference of Peru, Bishop Hugo Garaycoa Hawkins, is challenging Health Minister Pilar Mazzetti to a public debate concerning the morning after pill.
Jul 12, 2004 - 12:00 am .- As they wrapped up their General Assembly, the Bishops of Colombia issued a message calling attention to the moral and social crisis the country faces and which reveals a divorce between faith and daily life among believers.