Vatican News

Archbishop says beatification of John Paul II could come soon

Apr 11, 2005

Two days ago the cardinals gathered in Rome stated the opening of the cause of beatification of Pope John Paul... Read more

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Papal apartments sealed, Cardinals to receive official condolences from world diplomats tomorrow

Apr 11, 2005

137 cardinals from around the world gathered this morning at the Vatican for their 8th General Congregation in preparation for... Read more

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Vatican: ‘May the Lord illuminate the minds of the papal electors’

Apr 11, 2005

As cardinals from around the globe prepare to enter the Sistine Chapel on Monday to elect a new shepherd for... Read more

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Holy See shows press video of Domus Sancta Marta

Apr 11, 2005

Accredited journalists at the Vatican were shown a video Monday of the St. Martha residence, inaugurated by Pope John Paul... Read more

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Famous rail station in Rome to be renamed “John Paul II Station”

Apr 11, 2005

The famous train Termini train station in Rome will be renamed in honor of Pope John Paul II, who died... Read more

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College of Cardinals to pray before tomb of John Paul II Tuesday afternoon

Apr 11, 2005

The members of the College of Cardinals participating in the General Congregations will visit the tomb of Pope John Paul... Read more

Cardinals solidify plans for conclave, announce that faithful may visit papal grave this week

Apr 10, 2005

Earlier today, at the end of the Seventh General Congregation of Cardinals, the Vatican released a statement saying that faithful... Read more

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Pope John Paul II was preparing encyclical on charity and globalization

Apr 10, 2005

In the months before his death, Pope John Paul II had been preparing an encyclical on charity as a response... Read more

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Prayers of John Paul II led to cure, says Cardinal Marchisano

Apr 10, 2005

Thousands of letters have been pouring into the Vatican this week claiming miraculous cures attributed to the intercession of the... Read more

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Cardinal Ruini: Pope was a ‘brother and father to everyone’

Apr 10, 2005

In the continuing historic process of laying to rest and electing a new pope, the Church celebrated yesterday the third... Read more

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John Paul II could become saint soon, says archbishop

Apr 10, 2005

Pope John Paul II could be named a saint as early as October.  Read more

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Cardinal Law recalls Pope’s link with Roman basilicas

Apr 10, 2005

During the third Mass of the “Novendiale” for the repose of the soul of Pope John Paul II, Cardinal Bernard... Read more

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Vatican thanks Italian officials for welcoming pilgrims after Pope’s death

Apr 9, 2005

Sincere gratitude was expressed by the Vatican to the Italian government and to the city of Rome for the “dedication... Read more

Vatican issues special stamps marking vacant see

Apr 9, 2005

Stamp collectors delight. The Vatican announced that a special series of stamps for the vacant see would be issued April... Read more

Cardinals unanimously decide to avoid media

Apr 9, 2005

After celebrating Pope John Paul II’s funeral mass Friday, the cardinals have begun “a more intense period of silence and... Read more

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New pontiff to decide on beatification process for Pope John Paul

Apr 9, 2005

The start of the beatification process for Pope John Paul II is entirely up to the new Pope, said Vatican... Read more

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Two voting cardinals absent from conclave due to poor health

Apr 9, 2005

Two cardinals, eligible to vote for the next supreme leader of the Roman Catholic Church, have communicated to the Vatican... Read more

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Cardinal Ruini calls Christians to prayer, not curiosity

Apr 9, 2005

During this time Christians must focus on prayer and not be caught up with curiosity about who will be the... Read more

Millions watch as Pope John Paul II is laid to rest

Apr 7, 2005

Pope John Paul II, shepherd of the Catholic Church for 26 years, was laid to rest this morning in the... Read more

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“The Pope never considered retirement,” says Vatican observer

Apr 7, 2005

In an article published in the Italian daily Corriere della Sera, Vatican analyst Luigi Acattoli pointed out that contrary to... Read more