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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.