May 13, 2007 |
Recovering drug addicts, guitar-strumming youths and cloistered nuns on Saturday welcomed Pope Benedict XVI into rural Brazil, where he warned narcotics traffickers that they face the wrath of God for unleashing a deadly scourge across Latin America. Pressing a crusade that has attacked extramarital sex, abortion and hedonism, Benedict congratulated the addicts for kicking their habits but said that for full recovery they must also heal their souls.
October 16, 2005 |
Pope Benedict XVI hosted his first youth festival in St. Peter's Square, drawing about 100,000 children and their parents to an afternoon of singing and break-dancing reminiscent of the gatherings inspired by the late Pope John Paul II. Children in yellow and red T-shirts leapfrogged over one another on the steps of St. Peter's as the late-afternoon ceremony got underway.
April 24, 2005 |
Pope Benedict XVI told thousands of journalists Saturday that he intended to continue his predecessor's "fruitful dialogue" with the media and reminded them of their "ethical responsibility" to find the truth. The pope used four languages to thank journalists for transmitting to the world the "historically important" news and images of his election and the death and funeral of the man he succeeded, John Paul II.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 7, 2008 |
The Archdiocese of Los Angeles serves three counties with an estimated Roman Catholic population of 4.3 million. So it didn't take long to distribute the just over 100 tickets it was allotted for Masses to be said by Pope Benedict XVI when he visits the East Coast this month. Among those who clamored for tickets is Helen Milan, 51, who says she is trying to make up for more than two decades as a lapsed Catholic.
September 10, 2006 |
Pope Benedict XVI returned to his homeland Saturday in what he described as a joyous personal journey, but one that highlights the decline of traditional Roman Catholicism in the heart of Europe. This prosperous, conservative Bavarian region was a bastion of Catholicism when Joseph Ratzinger, now Benedict, was born and educated here and started his life as a priest during the middle of the last century.
April 21, 2005 |
An American who registered the Internet domain name BenedictXVI.com before the new pope was chosen said Wednesday that he had not decided what to do with it, but he ruled out pornography and doubted that he would accept an offer from a gambling site. Florida resident Rogers Cadenhead, who describes himself on his website as the author of several technology books, said on his site that he registered six domain names this month based on names he thought the new pope might pick.