Jun 5, 2010 - 08:47 pm .- On Saturday, a telegram was sent on behalf of the Holy Father expressing his sorrow for the death of Bishop Luigi Padovese. The prelate, who was the apostolic vicar of Anatolia, was murdered in the Turkish city of Iskanderun on Thursday.
Jun 5, 2010 - 06:02 pm .- A new remote-control abortion pill-dispensing system being used by Planned Parenthood in Iowa has come under fire from pro-life advocates who say the “telemed abortion” method kills unborn children, bypasses the doctor-patient relationship and risks the life and health of mothers.
Jun 5, 2010 - 04:18 pm .- In his homily this afternoon in Cyprus, the Holy Father spoke of the world’s need for the “Cross of Christ,” and explained that it alone is capable of providing the “unlimited hope” that every human heart craves.
Jun 5, 2010 - 02:14 pm .- Addressing the leader of the Orthodox Church in Cyprus at noon on Saturday, the Holy Father highlighted the importance of supporting the Churchs in the Middle East.
Jun 5, 2010 - 01:10 pm .- Koty Mann will never drink a Coke without thinking of the homeless. During a mission trip to Nicaragua, the 16-year-old saw a man living in a shelter built from Coca-Cola and Dasani vending machines. “It never leaves your heart; remembering all the people down there is like a slideshow that keeps going through your head,” he said.
Jun 5, 2010 - 11:15 am .- On Saturday morning, the Pope urged the people of Cyprus to build lasting peace and harmony based on mutual trust. Commenting on the “unique circumstances” of Catholics on the island nation, he encouraged their efforts towards full unity with Christians and continued dialogue with non-Christians.
Jun 5, 2010 - 09:39 am .- After meeting privately at the presidential palace of Cyprus in the capital city of Nicosia with president Demetris Christofias, the Holy Father spoke to diplomats and civil authorities in the palace gardens. He emphasized the importance of “clear moral insight and courage” to their service for the common good.
Jun 5, 2010 - 07:54 am .- A friend of 30 years described Bishop Luigi Padovese, who was recently murdered in Turkey, as a scholarly man with “big heart” and a “passion” for his ministry within the country.