Archive of August 22, 2005

Pope Benedict at WYD final Mass: “you are Christians, let the world see it!”

Aug 22, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Before a World Youth Day crowd of more than one million in Marienfeld Sunday morning, Pope Benedict XVI called on young people to make their love for Christ and their desire to build a better world known to others.

Next WYD: Sidney, Australia 2008

Aug 22, 2005 - 12:00 am .- At the end of the Pope’s homily, the appreciative crowd chanted “Benedetto.” The sun finally made its appearance at the beginning of the Eucharistic Prayer, and pilgrims began to remove some of the layers they had piled on against the cold.

Cardinal Pell thrilled about Pope’s choice of Sydney for 2008 WYD

Aug 22, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Elated Australians joined their equally excited Cardinal Sunday, as Pope Benedict XVI confirmed the much-speculated reports that Sydney had indeed been chosen as the site for the 2008 World Youth Day.

Pope John Paul remembered, Cologne, Europe, Church rejoice in WYD 2005

Aug 22, 2005 - 12:00 am .- In his concluding address, Archbishop Stanislaw Rylko expressed gratitude for the “unforgettable memory of the Servant of God, Pope John Paul II, who gave World Youth Day to the Church.

Chilly morning didn’t stop 1.2 million to attend WYD’s closing Mass

Aug 22, 2005 - 12:00 am .- World Youth Day pilgrims awoke to gray skies and chilly 13-degree temperatures early Sunday morning in Marienfeld, the site of the 10 a.m. papal mass located about 40 kilometers southwest of Cologne, but  1.2 million  attended Pope Benedict’s first Mass outside of Italy. 

Pope and youth stop to adore Christ in the Blessed Sacrament

Aug 22, 2005 - 12:00 am .- It was a sight to remember. Nearly 700,000 pilgrims joined Pope Benedict XVI Saturday in the adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at the evening vigil of World Youth Day 2005.

Archbishop of Havana: WYD unlike any other youth event

Aug 22, 2005 - 12:00 am .- While in Cologne participating in World Youth Day, Cardinal Jaime Ortega y Alamino of Havana, Cuba, said the event is a chance for young people to encounter themselves and not just live the emotion of the moment.

Pro-life expert happy over drop in Pennsylvania abortion rates; warns against oversimplifying explanations

Aug 22, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Pointing to an announcement from the Pennsylvania Department of Health that the number of abortions in that state had dropped, Fr. Frank Pavone, well-known president of the group Priests for Life, expressed his joy yesterday over the news, but encouraged recommitment to creating education and alternatives to abortion.

Chilean bishops requests study on satanic groups

Aug 22, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Bishop Manuel Camilo Vial of Temuco, Chile, has requested the Institute of Religious Science at the local Catholic university conduct a study on the satanic groups that exist in the region. 

Bishop calls on Mexico and US governments to address border violence

Aug 22, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The President of the Committee on Human Migration of the Mexican Bishops’ Conference, Bishop Renato Ascencio Leon of Juarez, has called on the governments of Mexico and the United States to work together for “a bi-national policy in order to address the problem of violence” affecting border towns.

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