Pope Benedict, ‘in the footsteps of Benedict XV’, places ministry at service of ‘reconciliation and harmony between peoples’Apr 27, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Some 15,000 people were present this morning in St. Peter’s Square as Pope Benedict XVI gave the first General Audience of his new pontificate and explained some of the weight behind his use of the name ‘Benedict’.
Apr 27, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Last week in the nation’s capital, Democrats for Life of America (DFLA) announced legislation they plan to introduce which they say could reduce the number of abortions in America by 95 percent over the next 10 years.
Apr 27, 2005 - 12:00 am .- When Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger visited the Archdiocese of St. Paul-Minneapolis in 1984, Father Lee Piche, then a 25-year old deacon who served at the cardinal’s Mass, says he remembers now Pope Benedict XVI for his kindness and his gentleness.
Apr 27, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Bishops Conference in Mexico (CEM) and the National Union of Parents (UNPF), energically expressed their opposition to the campaign promoted by the Secretary of Health (SSA), who under the excuse of fighting homophobia results on promoting homosexuality.
Apr 27, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Archbishop of Toledo and Primate of Spain Msgr. Antonio Cañizares Llovera, pointed out that it is “a stereotype that many are not accepting Benedict XVI” as neither was “John Paul II”.
Apr 27, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Archbishop of Santo Domingo, Cardinal Nicolás de Jesús López Rodríguez, pointed out that "Pope Benedict XVI’s election means a moment of great hope for the Church”.
Apr 27, 2005 - 12:00 am .- According to the information provided to Fides Agency by the General Curia of the Company of Jesus, the tendency registered along the last 15 years was confirmed, showing a decreasing number of priests and brothers belonging to this religious Institute.