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Associated PressWARSAW, Poland - Polish Archbishop Juliusz Paetz, a longtime acquaintance of Pope John Paul II, announced his resignation yesterday, making him one of the highest-ranking prelates to be brought down in a spate of sexual harassment allegations shaking...
Associated PressVATICAN CITY- A gaunt-looking Pope John Paul II made another silent appearance from his apartment window yesterday, giving his blessing to thousands in St. Peter's Square, where many wept at the sight of his battle with health problems during Holy Week....
Sun StaffVATICAN CITY - For much of this week, hundreds of thousands of people waited in line to view a body, a scene that would have been morbid in any other city. But this is Rome, a city that reveres the bodies of its heroes. And it is also the heart of...
Sun Foreign StaffVATICAN CITY - The man from Minnesota stood off to the side of St. Peter's Square and scrolled through the pictures on his digital camera with pride. He'd captured the dome of the basilica, the papal apartments, maybe the chimney of the Sistine Chapel -...
Sun StaffAs the noon Mass at the Basilica of the Assumption concluded yesterday, the carillon began to toll. The mournful peal of the bells is normally heard after a funeral. But it seemed appropriate, as many who felt they lost something gathered to pray. As...
Associated PressVATICAN CITY - He kissed babies, blessed people in wheelchairs and joked that he felt like a guillotine was falling on him when he realized that he might be elected pope. He showed he had a sense of humor and knew how to work a crowd - traits the...
Tags: John Paul II, Benedict XVI, Death, Religious Leaders, The Pope
Sun StaffEven as some Roman Catholic Church leaders say the new policy proposed by U.S. bishops for dealing with sexual abuse by priests doesn't go far enough, others are complaining that the proposals conflict with the church's own law and religious teachings. A...
Sun StaffAlthough only Roman Catholic cardinals participated in the secret conclave that elected the new pope, Cardinal William H. Keeler said he felt the prayers of multitudes. Addressing those at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen for a Mass of Thanksgiving for...
Associated PressROME - A top Vatican cardinal stood in for Pope John Paul II during the Easter Vigil Mass yesterday, sparing the ailing pontiff from a lengthy ceremony and allowing him to rest up for Easter Sunday, when he was expected to bless the faithful. German...
Tags: John Paul II, Easter, Rome (Italy), Television, Benedict XVI
Associated PressROME - President Bush, in a one-on-one meeting inside the Vatican, told Pope John Paul II he is concerned about the Roman Catholic church's standing in America, where the church has been rocked by a sex abuse scandal. The frail 82-year-old pontiff...
Los Angeles TimesROME - Acknowledging that the pontiff's recovery has been slow, the Vatican said yesterday that Pope John Paul II is now receiving nutrition through a feeding tube in his nose to give him strength. Public audiences with the pope will be canceled until...
Associated PressNEW YORK - The Roman Catholic church needs to pick up the pieces, Cardinal Edward Egan told parishioners yesterday as bishops returned to their pulpits after passing a new mandate on dealing with pedophile priests. Egan and other church leaders...
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