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John Paul II

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  • Around the world, prayers for pope

    MEXICO CITY - Crawling on their knees and bowing their heads, millions of faithful around the world appealed yesterday for the recovery - or the eternal rest - of a man who transcended the Roman Catholic Church's highest office. At shrines, churches...
  • 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...
  • U.S. cardinal sees next pope staying course

    VATICAN CITY - One of the most senior U.S. members of the Vatican hierarchy said yesterday that American Catholics would be best served by a new pope as committed to strict interpretation of doctrine as was Pope John Paul II, even if that approach...
  • Vatican approves sex abuse policy

    The nation's Roman Catholic bishops won Vatican approval yesterday for their revised sex abuse policy, requiring every diocese to bar priests who molest children from working in the church. Vatican authorization makes the plan church law for the United...
  • South Florida tops for deadly lightning strikes

    South Florida tops for deadly lightning strikes
    With its summers packed full of thunderstorms, South Florida sees more lightning deaths than any other region in the United States – 97 victims in the past 55 years. Most of those fatalities occurred in June, July and August, showing that...
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  • Search begins for Cardinal Francis George's successor

    Search begins for Cardinal Francis George's successor
    The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago could have a new leader before the end of the year, according to an unusually candid announcement Thursday that the search for the area’s next archbishop is under way. That could make Cardinal Francis...
  • George sets example for other bishops

    George sets example for other bishops
    Cardinal Francis George has said for years that he hoped to become the first Roman Catholic archbishop of Chicago to retire and meet his successor. Last week, the archdiocese announced that he could get that chance, with the search for the next archbishop...
  • Who will lead Chicago's Catholics?

    Who will lead Chicago's Catholics?
    As Cardinal Francis George battles cancer and prepares to step down as archbishop of Chicago, Roman Catholics are turning to the question of who will take his place. A great deal is at stake with this appointment. The next archbishop of Chicago will...
  • Letter: U.S. presence missed at Vatican ceremony

    On Sunday, April 27, millions of viewers across the globe witnessed the momentous, historical occasion in Vatican City when Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII were canonized as saints by Pope Francis, with Pope Emeritus Benedict VI in attendance. Many...
  • Pope Francis to canonize two pontiffs, recognize two visions

    Pope Francis to canonize two pontiffs, recognize two visions
    One helped revolutionize the church, becoming an enduring icon among progressive Roman Catholics who view religion as a vehicle for justice and peace. The other figured in a societal revolution outside the church, earning the adulation of...
  • Paul Salamunovich dies at 86; led L.A. Master Chorale for 10 years

    Paul Salamunovich dies at 86; led L.A. Master Chorale for 10 years
    Chorale master Paul Salamunovich once said that the greatest moment of his life was a 1988 concert at the Vatican for Pope John Paul II with the group he had led continuously since 1949, the St. Charles Borromeo Church Choir of North Hollywood. But it...