Canadian Press - VATICAN CITY (CP) - The modern world needs an attitude adjustment more than a liberal head of the Roman Catholic Church, according to the trio of Canadian cardinals who rushed Wednesday to defend their election of Pope Benedict XV1.
VATICAN CITY -- Computer hackers, electronic bugs and supersensitive microphones threaten to pierce the Vatican's thick walls next week when cardinals gather in the Sistine Chapel to name a papal successor.
US victims of paedophile priests carried their protest to the Vatican as a controversial cardinal led a special mass for John Paul II, bringing centre stage one of the key problems facing the Catholic Church as it searches for a new pontiff.
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Reuters - Israel's president said he shook
hands with the leaders of Syria and Iran at a Vatican funeral
Friday when in his death Pope John Paul brought together Middle
East foes as no man alive ever had.
AFP - Pope John Paul II is credited for some advances by women in the Catholic Church, but his conservative social views have alienated many who have had difficulty reconciling Church doctrine with their everyday...
The Washington Post is reporting that:
"The number of mourners and curiosity seekers who viewed Pope John Paul II's body at St. Peter's Basilica grew to about a million Tuesday as the city of Rome braced for an...
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• Vatican link: At a time of momentous passage, the Web provides a direct line to the Vatican. Find the Holy See's official site at www.vatican.va and choose from one of six languages, including English and Spanish. Find news bulletins and background and explore the Vatican...
AP is reporting: "John Paul II, who led the Roman Catholic Church for 26 years and helped topple communism in Europe while becoming the most-traveled pope, died Saturday night in his Vatican apartment after a...
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AP is reporting that, "Pope John Paul II was near death Saturday, his breathing shallow and his heart and kidneys failing, the Vatican said. Millions of faithful around the world knelt, crawled on their knees,...
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AFP - Palestinian Christians in the Old City of Jerusalem and the West Bank town of Bethlehem held prayer vigils for Pope John Paul II after the Vatican said he had suffered a heart attack and received the last rites.
"Pope John Paul II was given the last rites of the Roman Catholic Church late Thursday night as his health deteriorated, a Vatican source has told CNN.
The sacrament does not necessarily mean that the...
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