Oct 16, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Tens of thousands of people gathered in St. Peter’s Square, Sunday, to participate in the canonization ceremony of a religious sister who left France to establish a new mission in Indiana, a Mexican bishop who operated an underground seminary, and two others.
Oct 16, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Cardinal Keith O'Brien said he backed Scotland’s independence from the United Kingdom, predicting that independence would come “before too long,” for his country, “Scotland on Sunday” reported.
As Vatican "officially" announces trip to Turkey, Cardinal Bertone calls for Christian-Muslim dialogue ‘in favor of man’Oct 16, 2006 - 12:00 am .- This morning the Vatican released a schedule for Pope Benedict XVI's trip to Turkey. Thus making official rumors that the Pontiff would continue his trip despite threats from the Muslim world. Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone had confirmed the trip on Italian national television last week, saying also that the Pope will continue to “give new momentum” to improving the dialogue between cultures and religions.
Oct 16, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Mexican government has barred a group of lawyers from the US from entering the country after the attorneys, who are representing their plaintiff in a sex abuse lawsuit against Cardinal Norberto Rivera of Mexico City, violated Mexico’s immigration laws.
Oct 16, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The first animated film on the life of Pope John Paul II will be released this week. John Paul II: The Friend of All Humanity spans the life of the former Pope, from his birth as Karol Wojtyla, in Poland, to his death as Supreme Pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church in Rome at the age of 84.
Oct 16, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Representative of pro-abortion organizations are pressuring the Peruvian government to modify its laws to allow so called “therapeutic abortion” to be practiced in more cases.
Oct 16, 2006 - 12:00 am .- During his weekly reflection, Archbishop Emeritus Carmelo Giaquinta of Resistencia, Argentina, said there is a “misunderstanding of the Kingdom of God” in today’s world.
Oct 16, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Bishop Filomeno do Nascimiento Vieira Dias of Cabinda, Angola, has issued a statement denounce the acts of violence and vandalism carried out in his diocese by groups that reject his episcopal authority.
Oct 16, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Vatican released, today, a message from Cardinal Paul Poupard, President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, to members of the Hindu faith in commemoration of the Feast of Diwali, the Festival of Lights, which falls this year on October 21. The title of the message is: "Overcoming hatred with love."