Archive of April 20, 2008 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of April 20, 2008

Pope leaves thanking America and pointing to Christ our Hope

Apr 20, 2008 - 08:14 pm .- Pope Benedict took his leave this evening from the United States at JFK International Airport in the presence of over 3,000 well-wishers. 

9/11 first responder: Pope’s Ground Zero visit is an incredible, beautiful thing

Apr 20, 2008 - 05:43 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI began the final day of his American visit today with a blessing of Ground Zero, the site of the Sept 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in which 2, 700 people lost their lives.

Pope Benedict XVI’s third anniversary

Apr 20, 2008 - 04:22 pm .- The third anniversary of Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger’s election as Pope was marked on Saturday while he visited New York City.  What follows is a brief analysis of his three years as Pontiff.

Pope urges U.S. Catholics to hasten coming of God’s Kingdom

Apr 20, 2008 - 02:46 pm .- Sixty thousand people on Sunday attended the papal Mass at Yankee Stadium, where Pope Benedict explained in his homily that true freedom is found in self-surrender and turning away from sin.  Asking Americans to “use wisely the blessings of freedom,” he proclaimed that Christ sets mankind free.

Kelly Clarkson adds her voice to youth rally

Apr 20, 2008 - 09:24 am .- Kelly Clarkson, of American Idol fame, performed the “Ave Maria” as the concluding hymn for the Holy Father’s visit with youth at Saint Joseph’s Seminary in New York on Saturday evening.

Pope Benedict XVI pays solemn visit to Ground Zero

Apr 20, 2008 - 09:03 am .- When Pope Benedict XVI was asked what he wanted to do when he came to the United States, he told his staff he wanted to make sure he visited Ground Zero. This morning the Holy Father just did this that.

Knights give Yankee’s Stadium 105 lb. plaque to commemorate Benedict XVI’s visit

Apr 20, 2008 - 03:55 am .- New York City will gain a new commemorative plaque after the celebration of Mass at Yankee’s Stadium on Sunday. The Knights of Columbus have commissioned a new bronze marker to be installed at the site after Sunday. The new bronze plaque will join others that recall celebrations by previous Popes Paul VI and John Paul II.