Apr 4, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Pope John Paul II's funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Peter’s Square Friday at 10 a.m., Rome time, the Vatican has announced.
Apr 4, 2005 - 12:00 am .- U.S. President George Bush was among a throng of world leaders who have been praising the life and memory of Pope John Paul II who died peacefully at the Vatican on Saturday evening.
Apr 4, 2005 - 12:00 am .- A number of pro-life groups are paying tribute to Pope John Paul II, who spent his nearly 26 years as the leader of the Catholic Church defending and promoting the sanctity of life and human rights.
Apr 4, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Pope John Paul II deep commitment to charity and justice was “a source of inspiration, affirmation, love, and hope for all of us in the Catholic Charities network,” said Fr. Larry Snyder in a statement released after the 84-year-old pontiff died Saturday.
Apr 4, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Pope John Paul II was, and always will be, “a role model for the world,” said Catholic League president William Donohue in a statement released one day after the Pope’s death.
Apr 4, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The life and leadership of Pope John Paul II were inspiring, even in the physical weakness of his later years, said Pennsylvania Catholic Conference executive director Dr. Robert J. O’Hara, Jr.
Apr 4, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Pope John Paul II “ignited joy and a determination to persevere, no matter the challenges, because of his belief that the dignity of human life is united with the mystery of eternal life,” said Archbishop Brendan O’Brien April 2.
Apr 4, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Hundreds of faithful gathered at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in downtown Denver overflowed onto Colfax Ave. last evening as they joined millions around the world in mourning the death of Pope John Paul II.
Apr 4, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Emily Stimpson, a graduate student at Franciscan University of Steubenville, was 25 when she first read Karol Wojtyla (who would soon to be Pope John Paul II)’s book, ‘Love and Responsibility.’