Archive of April 22, 2005

Jewish community confident that Pope Benedict will continue to build relationship

Apr 22, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Many have praised the papacy of John Paul II for the tremendous strides it made in bridging the divide between the world’s Catholic and Jewish communities, and, in the days following the election of Pope Benedict XVI, Jews are expressing hope that the new shepherd of the Catholic Church will continue this work.

New Pope invites rabbi of Rome to installation ceremony

Apr 22, 2005 - 12:00 am .- In an important sign of openness toward continued dialogue between Jews and Christians, Pope Benedict XVI invited the chief rabbi of Rome to his installation Sunday.

Catholic group opposes honor for Senator Clinton

Apr 22, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Marymount Manhattan College has planned to honor Senator Hillary Clinton (D—N.Y.) with an honorary doctorate but a Catholic group is trying to convince the college to do otherwise.

Democrats reveal plan to reduce abortions

Apr 22, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Democrats unveiled a policy proposal yesterday, which is intended to reduce the number of abortions in the United States. The proposal, called the "95-10 Initiative", includes 15 different policy programs that, when fully funded and implemented, are expected to reduce abortions by 95 percent over 10 years.

Cardinal Sodano to Pope: “May God make you like St. Benedict”

Apr 22, 2005 - 12:00 am .- In an emotional message to the new Pope in the name of the entire College of Cardinals, Cardinal Angelo Sodano, Vatican Secretary of State, expressed their hope that Pope Benedict XVI would be like St. Benedict, patron of Europe and inspiration behind the Pontiff’s name.

Pope Benedict XVI: May the Church become ‘a sacrament of unity’ for human race

Apr 22, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Pope Benedict XVI met this morning with those cardinals still in Rome following Monday’s conclave. He expressed to them what he described as a mixture of gratitude and unworthiness for the task ahead of him as 265th Pope.

Benedict XVI leaves Vatican for second time

Apr 22, 2005 - 12:00 am .- In what was his second visit outside Vatican territory in less than 48 hours since his election as Pontiff, Benedict XVI spent three hours yesterday at his former residence, where he met with friends and collaborators.  He was met with applause and cheers as he made his way through the streets of Rome, to which the Pope responded with smiles and affectionate greetings.

Pontiff hopeful for continued dialogue and collaboration between Christians, Jews

Apr 22, 2005 - 12:00 am .- In a message to the chief Rabbi of Rome, Riccardo Di Segni, Pope Benedict XVI expressed his hope for continued dialogue and collaboration between Christians and Jews.

Cell phone users receive first message from Benedict XVI

Apr 22, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Thousands of cell phone users in Italy received a brief message from a unique sender yesterday:  Pope Benedict XVI.

Cardinal Lehmann confident media will correct unjust statements against Benedict XVI

Apr 22, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The President of the German Bishops Conference, Cardinal Karl Lehmann, expressed his hope that the commentators in the media who have criticized Pope Benedict XVI will correct their opinions after observing his pontificate, reading his books and better studying his past.  Pope Benedict XVI will “convince” the media through his pontificate, the cardinal told German television in an interview from the Vatican.

Vatican invites worldwide Church to celebrate inauguration of Pope Benedict XVI

Apr 22, 2005 - 12:00 am .- On Sunday, the eyes of the world will once again fall on Rome as Pope Benedict XVI is inaugurated as 265th Pope of the Catholic Church.

Pope Benedict has ‘human touch,’ says cardinal

Apr 22, 2005 - 12:00 am .- While everyone at the Vatican was caught up with the election of Pope Benedict XVI April 19, the new Pope remembered that Justin Cardinal Rigali of Philadelphia turned 70 that day.

Archbishop Burke: German Catholics should be proud

Apr 22, 2005 - 12:00 am .- As the world watches to see what the first moves of Pope Benedict XVI will be, St. Louis’ Archbishop Raymond Burke is already convinced that the new Pope is worthy of his praise.

Cuban bishops express joy at election of Benedict XVI

Apr 22, 2005 - 12:00 am .- “The Catholics of Cuba are very happy with this election,” said Bishop Jose Felix Perez, Adjunct Secretary of the Bishops Conference of Cuba.

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