Feb 8, 2008 - 11:06 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI has sent a donation of $50,000 through the Pontifical Council Cor Unum to help the victims of natural disasters in Bolivia, according to Bishop Jesus Juarez, general secretary of the Bishops’ Conference of Bolivia.
Feb 8, 2008 - 09:41 pm .- The nine feminists accused of covering up the rape of a young Nicaraguan girl who has become the symbol of the pro-abortion movement in the country have requested that attorney general Julio Centeno Gomez reject the lawsuit that has been filed against them, saying they are victims of political persecution.
Feb 8, 2008 - 05:08 pm .- A government report in the UK has revealed that babies who survive abortions are refused medical treatment and often left to die. According to Lifesite News, at least 66 infants survived abortions in one year alone. Thirty-three of the survivors lived for an hour while one struggled for life for 10 hours.
Feb 8, 2008 - 02:22 pm .- The Vatican officially confirmed today that Pope Benedict XVI will pay his first visit to the United States April 15-20.
Feb 8, 2008 - 01:28 pm .- Fra’ Andrew Bertie, the Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Malta, a man known for his holiness and the modernizing of the order, passed away on February 7 in Rome at the age of 78.
Feb 8, 2008 - 11:12 am .- Bishops from Costa Rica visited with the Pope this morning at the Vatican and received a message of encouragement and challenge from Benedict XVI. The Pontiff called on the prelates to “constantly revitalize their ancient and deep Christian roots” and to guard against the risk letting Costa Ricans’ faith become “lethargic and superficial.”
Feb 8, 2008 - 10:18 am .- In a meeting held yesterday in the Vatican's Hall of Blessings with priests of the diocese of Rome, the Holy Father participated in a question and answer session on wide range of issues, including the reality of Heaven and Hell.
Feb 8, 2008 - 06:18 am .- The first meetings were held earlier this week at the Vatican to prepare for the visit of representatives of the 138 Muslim scholars who have offered to conduct interreligious dialogue, Italian journalist and church expert Sandro Magister reports.
Feb 8, 2008 - 04:38 am .- In a case recalling the conflict over Terri Schiavo, two divorced parents in Delaware are fighting over whether to continue life-sustaining nutrition for their brain-damaged adult daughter, the News Journal reports.
Feb 8, 2008 - 02:16 am .- A fortune left by a Spanish woman for the Archdiocese of Valencia to create a foundation for the terminally ill has been discovered half a century after her death.
Feb 8, 2008 - 01:23 am .- An article in the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano incorrectly reported a 10 % decline in the numbers of vowed religious. The correct figures, more than one tenth fewer, were reported on Tuesday, according to L’Osservatore Romano.