Jan 13, 2005 - 12:00 am .- This morning at the Vatican, the Pope received the rector and a delegation from the University of Slesia in Katowice, Poland, as well as the mayor and the bishop of the city.
Jan 13, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Anti-Defamation League is preparing a letter that it will send to the Vatican requesting that Church plans to beatify Pope Pius XII be put on hold until scholars can review all wartime-era Vatican records, reported The Jewish Week.
Jan 13, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Although there are none officially planned, the Russian Orthodox Patriarch Alexy II laid down what he sees as “conditions” for the Holy Father to make a future visit to Russia.
Jan 13, 2005 - 12:00 am .- This morning at the Vatican, the Holy Father received the mayor of Rome and the presidents of the region of Lazio and the province of Rome, together with 250 employees of the city, region and province, for a traditional exchange of New Year greetings.
Jan 13, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Parishioners of St. Bernard Parish in the Archdiocese of Boston called off the 24-hour vigil they held at the church since Oct. 24, after a 90-minute meeting with their archbishop, reported the Boston Globe.
Jan 13, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The first African American elected to a statewide executive office in Ohio will be the key speaker at the breakfast meeting of the Men’s Leadership Forum speaker series next week.
Jan 13, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The fabric of democracy lies in religion, said U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum in his presentation at St. Paul’s Seminary in Crafton this week.
Jan 13, 2005 - 12:00 am .- On January 15 the Archdiocese of Miami will host a forum in Ft. Lauderdale to analyze the challenges the growing Hispanic community represents and its role in the Catholic Church.
Jan 13, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Pro-abortion and feminist groups in Chile are seizing upon the case of a nine year-old girl who became pregnant after being raped in order to demand the legalization of abortion in the country.
Jan 13, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Spanish daily “La Razón” denounced the Spanish Cooperation Agency for having as one of its goals the spread of abortion in countries where it is outlawed.
Jan 13, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Church officials in Spain said this week donations sent to tsunami victims in Southeast Asia surpassed 13 million dollars, which puts Church donations twice as high as aid promised by the Spanish socialist government.
Jan 13, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Cox Communications Company in New England recently announced that they would add EWTN Español to their Paquete Latino lineup.