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

Apr 2, 2005

The body of Pope John Paul II lay in state Sunday at the Apostolic Palace as members of the Roman... Read more

Pope John Paul II, circa 1979.

Pope John Paul left message for Divine Mercy Sunday

Apr 2, 2005

A message by Pope John Paul II for Divine Mercy Sunday, written prior to his death, was read today at... Read more

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

Apr 2, 2005

Joining his voice with the rest of the world in mourning the death of Pope John Paul II, Archbishop Charles... Read more

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

Apr 2, 2005

With more than 100,000 gathered in St. Peter’s Square, Cardinal Angelo Sodano presided this Sunday at the first Mass for... Read more

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Pope “accomplished a century of work,” says Archbishop Chaput

Apr 1, 2005

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput O.F.M. Cap, Archibhsop of Denver, said today that  Pope John Paul II “embodied the greatest qualities... Read more

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Sunday 10:30, first funeral Mass for Pope John Paul at the Vatican

Apr 1, 2005

The Vatican spokesman, Joaquin Navarro-Valls announced this evening that tomorrow, feast of the Divine Mercy Sunday, at 10.30 a.m.  Read more

Pope died after Mass of the Divine Mercy, Vatican reveals

Apr 1, 2005

Pope John Paul died after attending the Mass of the Divine Mercy, a feast he personally established three years ago,... Read more

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John Paul II left written instructions about his memorial

Apr 1, 2005

According the norms established by the Apostolic Constitution Universi Dominici Gregis, issued by Pope John Paul II in 1996, after... Read more

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Church is in state of “Sede Vacante”

Apr 1, 2005

With the death of John Paul II, the Church enters a state known as “Sede Vacante,” the principle of “no... Read more

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Ancient tradition for confirming Pope’s death

Apr 1, 2005

According to the Apostolic Constitution Apostólica Universi Dominici Gregis issued by Pope John Paul II in 1996, the confirming of... Read more

Pope John Paul II receives eternal reward at 9:37 p.m.

Apr 1, 2005

The third-longest serving pontiff, after St. Peter and Pope Pius IX, died serenely at 9:37 p.m., Rome time, in his... Read more

Pope John Paul II receives eternal reward

Apr 1, 2005

Pope John Paul II has received his eternal reward. The much-loved Pope died Saturday evening in Rome after serving the... Read more

Pope John Paul II suffering from high fever, not responding to antibiotics

Apr 1, 2005

Pope John Paul II has developed a very high fever and continues to slip in and out of consciousness, says... Read more

"I am happy, be it yourselves as well," utters Pope

Apr 1, 2005

Pope John Paul II, before entering into the state of diminished consciousness, whispered to his personal secretary the eloquent phrase:... Read more

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Pope still in serious condition, but not in a Coma, Vatican says

Apr 1, 2005

During a 10:30 a.m. press briefing, Vatican spokesman Joaquin Navarro-Valls   announced that Pope John Paul was still in serious condition,... Read more

Vatican announces Pope is unconscious but not dead, Rosary being held at St. Peter’s Square

Mar 31, 2005

The Vatican has officially announced that the Pope John Paul II’s blood pressure has dramatically dropped and he is now... Read more

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Messori responds to Küng: John Paul II is the Pope who "saved the Church"

Mar 31, 2005

In a sharply written article, Italian Catholic journalist Vittorio Messori has responded to the criticisms of dissident German theologian Hans... Read more

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Bishop tells homosexual group: “The Church respects you but does not agree with your behavior”

Mar 31, 2005

Meeting with representatives of a homosexual group, Bishop Juan Jose Omella of Calahorra and La Calzada-Logroño of Spain said, “The... Read more

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Pope appoints New York-born Priest as New Apostolic Nuncio to New Zealand

Mar 31, 2005

Today, Pope John Paul II has appointed Msgr. Charles Daniel Balvo, counselor to the apostolic nunciature in Lithuania, as the... Read more

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Religious groups worldwide condemn Terri Schiavo death

Mar 31, 2005

Hours after the court ordered starvation of 41-year old Terri Schiavo had come to a tear-filled end yesterday, religious leaders... Read more