Archive of February 10, 2005

Holy Father likely to leave hospital today

Feb 10, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Joaquin Navarro-Valls, director of the Holy See Press Office, announced this morning that, "It is expected that the Holy Father's return to the Vatican will take place today."

John Paul has earned right to remain Pope until the end: Canadian cardinal

Feb 10, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Canada’s top cleric says Pope John Paul II has much to teach humanity in his frailty and deserves to remain the leader of the universal Church until his death.

Pope receives unexpected visit from boy with cancer

Feb 10, 2005 - 12:00 am .- A young boy being treated for cancer paid a surprise visit to Pope John Paul II yesterday at Gemelli Hospital in Rome, reported the Associated Press.

Deadline to comply with Church Law officially ends for St. Louis parish

Feb 10, 2005 - 12:00 am .- In a press release Tuesday morning, the Archdiocese of St. Louis announced that its patience with St. Stanislaus Kostka parish on the north side of the city had “officially evaporated.”

Archbishop of Denver calls cloning decision “tragic”

Feb 10, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Professor Ian Wilmut, best known for his cloning of the sheep, “Dolly” in 1997, has now been granted a license from the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority to start cloning human embryos.

British Catholic press refuses to run ad for Catholic Action Group

Feb 10, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The United Kingdom’s leading Catholic newspaper, The Universe, refused to run a generic ad for the Catholic Action Group yesterday “on the grounds that it could not promote any group that openly advised priests,” said a Catholic Action Group press release.

Religious freedom commission wants US to impose restrictions against Saudi Arabia

Feb 10, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom has urged Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to take action against Saudi Arabia, reported the Catholic News Service.

Pope praises Brazilian Campaign on Solidarity and Peace

Feb 10, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Vatican made public a letter from the Pope today announcing the theme for the 2005 Brazilian Lenten Fraternity Campaign, “Solidarity and Peace – Blessed are the Peacemakers.”

John Paul II departs hospital and arrives at Vatican in popemobile

Feb 10, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Looking cheerful and imparting blessings to those who lined the streets of Rome to see him, Pope John Paul II arrived at the Vatican this evening, after spending nine days at the Gemelli Hospital.

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