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July 10, 2000 | MARGARET RAMIREZ and ANTONIO OLIVO, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Desperately alone in his dark world, 20-year-old Jesus Orbina began to shake and cry uncontrollably when a message delivered to prisoners throughout the world Sunday came to him inside the Los Angeles County Men's Central Jail. You have not been forgotten, the suicidal Orbina was told. People out there love you.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 5, 2007 | Rebecca Trounson and Andrew Blankstein, Times Staff Writers
Cardinal Roger M. Mahony told a recent gathering of priests that he was assaulted last summer by a man enraged about the Roman Catholic Church's clergy abuse scandal, according to several sources familiar with the discussion. Mahony, 71, told priests attending the Los Angeles Archdiocese's annual pastoral meeting in October that he had been knocked down and badly bruised in July, near the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown L.A.
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NEWS
June 9, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Six Mexican police officers have been arrested on corruption charges as part of the investigation of last month's slaying of a Roman Catholic cardinal in Guadalajara, officials said in Mexico City. One of the officers, Lt. Col. Francisco Bejos Camacho, was the head of the Judicial Police in the state of Jalisco, of which Guadalajara is the capital.
WORLD
November 25, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Pope Benedict XVI elevated 23 clerics from across the world to the top ranks of the Roman Catholic Church, including the Chaldean patriarch of Baghdad, whom he welcomed by saying he was praying for peace in Iraq. Benedict placed a red hat on the head of each cardinal as they knelt in turn during the ceremony in St. Peter's Basilica. Chaldean Patriarch Emmanuel III Delly, 80, said he was "very moved" by the pope's words.
NATIONAL
October 31, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Cardinal James Hickey, who headed the Archdiocese of Washington for 20 years, was remembered during his funeral Mass as a passionate provider of services to the poor and a champion who fought to eradicate prejudice and bias. More than 2,000 mourners filled the halls of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.
NEWS
January 22, 2001 | RICHARD BOUDREAUX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Seizing one of his last chances to shape the body that will pick his successor, Pope John Paul II on Sunday named 37 new cardinals--an unusually high number--including three from the United States and one from the former Soviet Union. The new "princes of the church" will expand the College of Cardinals, the elite body that advises popes, to an all-time high of 178 members.
NEWS
February 21, 2001 | RICHARD BOUDREAUX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Roman Catholic cardinals fly a lot these days and land in the unlikeliest places. Take Cardinal Dionigi Tettamanzi, archbishop of Genoa, Italy. He strayed from his territory last month to promote ecumenical dialogue between Catholics and Orthodox Christians in newly democratic Serbia.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 10, 2000 | LARRY B. STAMMER, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
Breaking with recent precedent, Cardinal Roger M. Mahony agreed Wednesday to deliver the invocation at the opening of the Democratic National Convention here Monday. Four years ago, when the Democrats met in Chicago, the late Cardinal Joseph Bernardin turned down an invitation to address the convention. Similarly, the late Cardinal John J. O'Connor of New York absented himself from Democratic conventions in his city in 1984 and 1992.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 1, 1991 | BETH COONEY, THE STAMFORD ADVOCATE
Twelve years ago, as Bishop Ignatius Gong Pinmei languished in solitary confinement in a Chinese prison, the Pope secretly named him a cardinal. On Wednesday, Pope John Paul II announced to the world that Gong, now a Stamford resident, will receive the title in June in a formal ceremony in Rome. Gong, 89, had been imprisoned for refusing to renounce the Pope and the church. His elevation to cardinal was kept secret to protect him from additional persecution.
NEWS
March 6, 2000 |
President Clinton signed legislation awarding the Congressional Gold Medal to New York's ailing Cardinal John O'Connor for his service to the nation. The medal is the highest civilian honor awarded by Congress, and both houses rushed to approve it for O'Connor, mindful of his precarious health. O'Connor is recuperating from brain tumor surgery. Clinton recalled his early days and his years leading the New York Archdiocese.
WORLD
October 18, 2007 | Tracy Wilkinson, Times Staff Writer
Pope Benedict XVI on Wednesday named 23 new Roman Catholic cardinals, beefing up the group that is expected to eventually choose his successor. The new "princes" of the Catholic Church, as cardinals are called, come from the United States, Europe and three other continents, reflecting what the pope said was the universality of the church "and the multiplicity of its missions."
WORLD
March 25, 2006 | Tracy Wilkinson, Times Staff Writer
Pope Benedict XVI installed his first group of cardinals Friday, crowning 15 new princes of the Roman Catholic Church with scarlet hats symbolizing their willingness to shed blood in defense of the faith. Nearly a year after he became leader of the world's most powerful religious institution, Benedict used a solemn, regal ceremony in St. Peter's Square to urge his followers to proclaim a message of love "far and wide" that will unite and bolster Christians everywhere.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 18, 2006 | K. Connie Kang, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles will be making church history next week, when Pope Benedict XVI installs native son William J. Levada as one of 15 new cardinals in the Vatican. Because of his rank and experience, Levada, 69, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, will be first in line Friday to get his red hat. Levada's promotion brings to three the number of Los Angeles-area natives in the College of Cardinals, the body that names a new pope.
WORLD
January 16, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez accused a Roman Catholic cardinal of conspiring against him after the clergyman chastised the leftist leader, alleging he was eroding democracy and abusing his power. The exchange was the latest sign of tense relations between the country's Catholic hierarchy and Chavez, who has pledged a socialist revolution in the nation, the world's fifth-largest oil exporter. "This is part of a provocation, part of a conspiracy; there is nothing innocent about this.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 22, 2005 | Wendy Lee, Times Staff Writer
Southern California's Filipino community on Tuesday mourned the death of Cardinal Jaime Sin, the retired Catholic archbishop of Manila, and pledged to remember the religious leader who helped inspire his countrymen to overthrow a corrupt government. Sin, who died Tuesday at age 76 after a long kidney illness, was a driving force in the "people power" movement that pushed Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos into exile in 1986.
WORLD
May 1, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Veteran Vatican diplomat Angelo Sodano has been appointed dean of the College of Cardinals, a key post held by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger before he became Pope Benedict XVI, the Vatican said Saturday. Sodano, a 77-year-old Italian, is also Benedict's secretary of state, the Vatican's top diplomat. He has held that position since 1990, under Pope John Paul II. French Cardinal Roger Etchegaray has been appointed Sodano's deputy.
NEWS
March 7, 2000 |
Ailing Cardinal John O'Connor smiled and joked as he was presented in New York with a proclamation awarding him the Congressional Gold Medal, the nation's highest civilian honor. Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Rep. Vito Fossella (R-N.Y.) presented the framed proclamation to O'Connor, 80, at his archdiocese residence. The medal will be presented to the cardinal in a few months, once it has been minted.
WORLD
April 17, 2005 | From Associated Press
Cardinals destroyed Pope John Paul II's ring and lead seal Saturday to formally end his reign, while the Vatican expressed confidence that jamming devices and other precautions would keep the name of the new pontiff secret until it is announced from a balcony overlooking St. Peter's Square. The official nine-day mourning period for John Paul, which began with a funeral attended by world leaders and hundreds of thousands of pilgrims, ended with a Mass celebrated Saturday afternoon in St.
WORLD
April 23, 2005 | Tracy Wilkinson, Times Staff Writer
Sitting in the marbled hall where Pope John Paul II lay in state two weeks ago, Benedict XVI on Friday greeted Roman Catholic cardinals who knelt before him one by one after pledging their support. The new pontiff, wearing the long white robes of his position, thanked the cardinals for electing him and told them he would need their help to serve as "pastor of the universal church."
WORLD
April 20, 2005 | Tracy Wilkinson and Geraldine Baum, Times Staff Writers
Joseph Ratzinger, a renowned theologian and hard-line enforcer of Catholic Church doctrine for the last two decades, was chosen Tuesday to succeed his friend and close ally Pope John Paul II. Ratzinger, 78, became Pope Benedict XVI, the 265th leader of the world's largest and most powerful Christian institution.
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