Archive of April 3, 2005

Cardinal Sodano celebrates first Mass for eternal repose of John Paul II

Apr 3, 2005 - 12:00 am .- With more than 100,000 gathered in St. Peter’s Square, Cardinal Angelo Sodano presided this Sunday at the first Mass for the repose of Pope John Paul II, who died on Saturday, April 2.

Archbishop Chaput: John Paul II ‘radiated hope in an age with so little of it’

Apr 3, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Joining his voice with the rest of the world in mourning the death of Pope John Paul II, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Denver said Saturday, that the Holy Father “embodied the greatest qualities of the Second Vatican Council.”

Pope John Paul left message for Divine Mercy Sunday

Apr 3, 2005 - 12:00 am .- A message by Pope John Paul II for Divine Mercy Sunday, written prior to his death, was read today at the at the end of the first funeral mass celebrated for the pontiff.

Pope’s body lies in state, faithful to pay homage tomorrow

Apr 3, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The body of Pope John Paul II lay in state Sunday at the Apostolic Palace as members of the Roman Curia, religious leaders and civil dignitaries paid their respects and offered prayers for the soul of the late pontiff, who died Saturday as a result of heart and kidney failure.

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