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Cardinal Sodano to Pope: “May God make you like St. Benedict”

Apr 21, 2005

In an emotional message to the new Pope in the name of the entire College of Cardinals, Cardinal Angelo Sodano,... Read more

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Benedict XVI leaves Vatican for second time

Apr 21, 2005

In what was his second visit outside Vatican territory in less than 48 hours since his election as Pontiff, Benedict... Read more

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Pontiff hopeful for continued dialogue and collaboration between Christians, Jews

Apr 21, 2005

In a message to the chief Rabbi of Rome, Riccardo Di Segni, Pope Benedict XVI expressed his hope for continued... Read more

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Cell phone users receive first message from Benedict XVI

Apr 21, 2005

Thousands of cell phone users in Italy received a brief message from a unique sender yesterday:  Pope Benedict XVI. Read more

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Cardinal Karl Lehmann confident media will correct unjust statements against Benedict XVI

Apr 21, 2005

The President of the German Bishops Conference, Cardinal Karl Lehmann, expressed his hope that the commentators in the media who... Read more

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U.S. seminarians cheer election of Pope Benedict

Apr 20, 2005

Future American priests studying in Rome are cheering the choice of Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger as Pope, reported Knight Ridder. Read more

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Cardinal Kasper: “Benedict XVI will be Pope of reconciliation and peace”

Apr 20, 2005

Cardinal Walter Kasper said yesterday that Pope Benedict XVI was elected by a wide margin of votes and that he... Read more

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Polish president invites Pope to visit land of John Paul II

Apr 20, 2005

Poland’s President, Alexander Kwasniewski, sent an official invitation on Wednesday to Pope Benedict XVI to visit Poland, the homeland of... Read more

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Primate of Spain: Criticism of new Pontiff stems from dictatorship of relativism

Apr 20, 2005

Archbishop Antonio Cañizares Llovera of Toledo, Spain, said the criticism leveled against Pope Benedict XVI in Spain stem from ignorance... Read more

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Rome mayor: People of Rome salute their bishop with excitement

Apr 19, 2005

“With excitement the city of Rome salutes its Bishop,” the mayor of the Italian capital, Walter Veltroni, said on Tuesday,... Read more

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Family members and fellow countrymen celebrate papal election of Cardinal Ratzinger

Apr 19, 2005

Hundreds of people filled the main square of the small German town of Marktl am Inn, where Joseph Ratzinger, now... Read more

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Interest in faith-based TV soars

Apr 18, 2005

Television executives are seeking to fuel viewers’ new appetite for religious-themed programming, reported Agence France-Presse. The trend was evident at... Read more

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U.K. group releases Catholic voter guide

Apr 13, 2005

Today, the Catholic Action Group (C.A.G.) released its Voters Guide for Catholics in preparation for the U.K.’s upcoming general elections. Read more

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Socialist government scorns dialogue with family associations

Apr 13, 2005

In response to the approval of a bill making homosexual unions equivalent to marriage by the Justice Committee of the... Read more

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Roman tailor puts final touches on vestments for new Pope

Apr 12, 2005

Filippo Gammarelli is praying the new Pope doesn’t have his own tailor.  Read more

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Cardinal Errazuriz: the city is a place to evangelize

Apr 10, 2005

During the celebration of Holy Mass at his titular church in Rome, Cardinal Francisco Javier Errazuriz, Archbishop of Santiago, Chile,... Read more

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Central station, square to be named after Pope John Paul

Apr 10, 2005

Rome’s renowned central train station, Termini, will be renamed in honor of Pope John Paul II, who died April 2... Read more

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Schiavo’s death surfaces euthanasia debate in Austria, Germany

Apr 10, 2005

Since the death of 41-year-old Florida woman Terri Schiavo March 31, debates on the ethics of euthanasia have come to... Read more

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Anglican Church losing credibility, says Anglican archbishop

Apr 10, 2005

It is increasingly difficult for the world to take the Anglican Church seriously due to the continuous disputes taking place... Read more

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Poland “moves” to Rome, one million mourn Pope in Krakow

Apr 7, 2005

Four million pilgrims, more than double the number expected, descended on Rome Friday for the Funeral Mass of Pope John... Read more