Archive of April 21, 2005

Pope Benedict reinstates top Roman Curia members

Apr 21, 2005 - 12:00 am .- As one of his first acts as Pope, the newly elected Benedict XVI has reinstated many of the top officials of the Roman Curia.

Vatican announces Pope Benedict’s upcoming schedule; crowds cheer Pope on Roman street

Apr 21, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Yesterday, Vatican press director Joaquin Navarro-Valls announced the upcoming schedule and previous day’s activities for newly elected Pope Benedict XVI.

Choice of Cardinal Ratzinger for Pope was clear, says U.S. cardinal

Apr 21, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The choice of Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger for Pope was clear “almost from the beginning,” Francis Cardinal George of Chicago told the press yesterday.

U.S. Bishops look hopefully to Pope Benedict XVI

Apr 21, 2005 - 12:00 am .- As Pope Benedict XVI begins to take his place as spiritual shepherd of over 1 billion Catholics, bishops across the U.S. are expressing hope and joy at the election of the German-born Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger.

U.S. seminarians cheer election of Pope Benedict

Apr 21, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Future American priests studying in Rome are cheering the choice of Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger as Pope, reported Knight Ridder.

Cardinal Kasper: “Benedict XVI will be Pope of reconciliation and peace”

Apr 21, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Cardinal Walter Kasper said yesterday that Pope Benedict XVI was elected by a wide margin of votes and that he was sure that the new Pontiff would be “the Pope of reconciliation and peace.”

Polish president invites Pope to visit land of John Paul II

Apr 21, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Poland’s President, Alexander Kwasniewski, sent an official invitation on Wednesday to Pope Benedict XVI to visit Poland, the homeland of the beloved Pope John Paul II.

Howard Center President Shares Memories of Pope Benedict XVI

Apr 21, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Howard Center For Family, Religion and Society believes Pope Benedict XVI “will be a strong voice for the natural family," said Allan Carlson, Howard Center president.

Pope Benedict XVI welcomed by Asian, African Catholics as good choice

Apr 21, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Catholics in Asia and Africa have joyfully welcomed Pope Benedict XVI, expressing their hope that he will continue to maintain the Church’s traditional teachings and values, reported CNSNews.com. 

Primate of Spain: Criticism of new Pontiff stems from dictatorship of relativism

Apr 21, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Archbishop Antonio Cañizares Llovera of Toledo, Spain, said the criticism leveled against Pope Benedict XVI in Spain stem from ignorance and from the dictatorship of relativism, alluded to by Cardinal Ratzinger in his last homily as Dean of the College of Cardinals.

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