Apr 17, 2010 - 08:05 pm .- Jesuit Cardinal Tomas Spidlik of the Czech Republic died on Friday evening in Rome at the age of 90. The prelate, who was remembered by the Holy Father affectionately on Saturday, leaves a legacy of publications and work to promoting unity between eastern and western Christians.
Apr 17, 2010 - 06:26 pm .- All but two of Mogadishu’s 13 radio stations have silenced their music programming under orders from the Islamic insurgents, including the militant groups The Shebab and Hizbul-Islam.
Apr 17, 2010 - 04:07 pm .- As he prepared to depart from Italy's Fiumicino airport for his Apostolic Journey to Malta, the Holy Father sent a telegram to the President of the Republic of Italy, Giorgio Napolitano. He took the opportunity to inform him of the "providential occasion" of his visit to Malta and to greet all Italians.
Apr 17, 2010 - 01:12 pm .- Mike Hemmer can’t remember the plane crash that left him critically injured last Lent, but he does recall the awe he felt when a priest anointed him a few days later in an Amsterdam hospital. “I remember just kind of an overwhelming feeling of wow, this is for me,” said Hemmer, who has always had a strong Catholic faith. “It was powerful.”
Apr 17, 2010 - 10:33 am .- As the Pope was preparing to leave for Malta Saturday afternoon, an outline of his schedule for the coming five months was released by the Vatican. Peppered among the four trips the Holy Father is scheduled to make by the end of September are a number of other events in Rome and the surrounding area.
Apr 17, 2010 - 07:16 am .- After an interview with a Brazilian newspaper appeared to indicate he supported abortion, Archbishop of Olinda e Recife Fernando Saburido has said there was “a misunderstanding” and that he may have been insufficiently clear. He said he fully adheres to Catholic teaching that life is a “gift from God.”