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  • Papal speculation keeps oddsmakers busy

    CASTELNUOVO DI PORTO, Italy - A book of numbers at his side, a pendulum in his pocket and his wife upstairs plotting astrological charts, Fabrizio Shamir predicts that the next pope will come from South America. "I held the pendulum over a map for 30...
  • Up to 2 million Poles expected to converge on Rome for pope's funeral

    WARSAW, Poland - People from across Poland gathered at memorial Masses yesterday to celebrate the life of Pope John Paul II, the champion of their nation and their faith. Then hundreds of thousands of Poles rushed home to pack their bags and prepare to...
  • 'I know he is at peace,' Keeler says

    Cardinal William H. Keeler, who is expected to be the first Baltimore archbishop in more than 100 years to participate in the ritualized process of selecting a pope, prayed for the ailing pontiff yesterday even as he prepared to clear his schedule for...
  • Among Maryland's devout, tears mingle with prayers

    As Pope John Paul II clung to life at his Vatican apartment in Rome, his followers in Maryland waited and watched for word of his passing. It was a roller-coaster ride for many, who cried, prayed and rejoiced as they listened to news updates and shared...
  • Pope's funeral set for Friday as thousands pay respects

    VATICAN CITY - Pope John Paul II took a nearly last journey yesterday, carried solemnly from his papal home, across St. Peter's Square and into the ancient basilica where he preached, as more than 100,000 pilgrims looked on. They then waited in a line...
  • Leaders around the world welcome pope

    LONDON - From Notre Dame in Paris to the Basilica of Guadalupe in Mexico City, cathedral bells tolled and prayers were offered yesterday to celebrate the election of Pope Benedict XVI. Roman Catholics and political and religious leaders around the...
  • Now is time to stop eulogizing, start asking hard questions

    With the election of a new pope yesterday, the networks once again interrupted regular programming to join the all-news cable channels for continuous live coverage from the Vatican. Instantly, tens of millions of screens in homes and offices around the...
  • Ratzinger to lead church

    Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, a German theologian known as a strict traditionalist, was elected pope yesterday, taking the name Benedict XVI and describing himself to a cheering crowd in St. Peter's Square as "a simple, humble worker in the vineyard of the...
  • A wide range of reactions to new pope

    When the Rev. Denis J. Sweeney heard the news, he tore down the halls of St. Mary's Catholic school in Annapolis, high-fiving students and encouraging them to shout, "Three cheers for the new pope." But 30 miles away, at the Hyattsville headquarters of...
  • Clues for papacy's future may be found in past Benedicts

    It was 1914, and the world was at war, the last time a pope took the name Benedict. Pope Benedict XV, a mild-mannered diplomat who was elected as German troops invaded Russia, Belgium and France, tried to be a peacemaker with the world powers - and...
  • Baltimore native helps run the church

    Pope John Paul II is dead. The election of his successor is at least two weeks away, and most members of his Curia have lost their positions. During the interregnum, Vatican affairs have been left to three senior cardinals, one of them a former auxiliary...
  • Ecumenical outreach was part of vision

    Pope John Paul II prayed in a synagogue and also met with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. He returned the relics of Orthodox saints and apologized for past church-inspired wrongs such as the Crusades, which caused widespread bloodshed in the Middle...