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March 15, 2003 | From Associated Press
The Vatican said Friday that it had no intention of shutting its embassy in Iraq if war breaks out, although other governments are closing their missions and evacuating staff. A statement by papal spokesman Joaquin Navarro-Valls called it a "time-honored tradition" that Vatican diplomats remain near the people they are serving "even in situations of extreme danger." A number of embassies in Baghdad are closing and the United Nations is evacuating expatriate staff in expectation of a U.S.
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July 12, 2006 | Tracy Wilkinson, Times Staff Writer
Joaquin Navarro-Valls, the silver-haired senior spokesman for the Vatican and longtime confidant of the late Pope John Paul II, resigned Tuesday after more than two decades in the post. Navarro-Valls, who turns 70 this fall, will be replaced by Father Federico Lombardi, a Jesuit who runs Vatican Radio and the Vatican Television Center. Navarro-Valls' retirement had been expected for some time, as Pope Benedict XVI, elected nearly 15 months ago, assembles his own team of advisors.
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NEWS
February 6, 1986 | DON A. SCHANCHE, Times Staff Writer
Midway through his 10-day pilgrimage to India, Pope John Paul II met Wednesday with multitudes of Indian Christians and prayed at the shrine of Thomas the Apostle. The leader of the world's 800-million Roman Catholics, dressed in heavy ceremonial vestments despite temperatures in the 90s, appeared at times to be tiring under his demanding schedule. His first prayer in Madras was at the shrine to the martyrdom of the disciple Thomas, known as Doubting Thomas because, according to St.
WORLD
June 7, 2003 | Tracy Wilkinson, Times Staff Writer
Pope John Paul II on Friday praised this shattered region's long-suffering women, often victimized by war, and urged them to adhere to what he termed their most important healing role -- as mothers and wives. On the second leg of his five-day, five-city tour of Croatia, the pope traveled amid the breathtaking beauty of the southern Adriatic coast and this ancient stone city of red-tile roofs, Renaissance castles and medieval churches.
NEWS
April 18, 1985 | United Press International
The Vatican today disavowed President Reagan's claim that Pope John Paul II sent him "a verbal message" endorsing U.S. activities in Nicaragua and the rest of Central America. Chief Vatican spokesman Joaquin Navarro Valls made it clear that the Roman Catholic Church remains ready to mediate the conflict between Nicaragua's leftist government and U.S.-backed rebels. But Navarro Valls said the Pope did not send Reagan any message that could be interpreted as an endorsement of U.
NEWS
September 15, 1987 | Associated Press
A spokesman for Pope John Paul II has denied that the Pope meant to endorse the sanctuary movement in a speech this week to Latino Roman Catholics here. The Immigration and Naturalization Service said Monday that it wanted the Vatican to clarify the Pope's remarks of the previous day. The Pope praised the "courage and generosity" of those who aid refugees "arriving from the south."
NEWS
November 19, 1986 | DON A. SCHANCHE, Times Staff Writer
Pope John Paul II today flatly ruled out visiting the Soviet Union unless its leader, Mikhail S. Gorbachev, first invites him to visit Roman Catholic communities in Lithuania and the Ukraine. The pontiff also minimized the Vatican's differences with liberal elements of the American Catholic church that surfaced at a U.S. bishops conference last week. He said he would welcome a meeting with U.S. bishops before setting out on his visit to America next September.
WORLD
June 7, 2003 | Tracy Wilkinson, Times Staff Writer
Pope John Paul II on Friday praised this shattered region's long-suffering women, often victimized by war, and urged them to adhere to what he termed their most important healing role -- as mothers and wives. On the second leg of his five-day, five-city tour of Croatia, the pope traveled amid the breathtaking beauty of the southern Adriatic coast and this ancient stone city of red-tile roofs, Renaissance castles and medieval churches.
NEWS
February 4, 1986 | DON A. SCHANCHE, Times Staff Writer
In an emotional encounter Monday with some of the most wretched people he has ever seen, Pope John Paul II helped to feed the patients at Mother Teresa's Home for the Dying and Destitute, where her care for the hopeless of India earned her the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979. The pontiff was driven to Mother Teresa's hospice, in one of the most poverty-ridden quarters of the city, after arriving in Calcutta.
NEWS
June 10, 1987 | DON A. SCHANCHE and CHARLES T. POWERS, Times Staff Writers
In an emotional day that included prayers at an old Nazi death camp only 40 miles from the Soviet border, Pope John Paul II boldly exhorted his fellow Poles on Tuesday to re-think their Communist system.
WORLD
March 15, 2003 | From Associated Press
The Vatican said Friday that it had no intention of shutting its embassy in Iraq if war breaks out, although other governments are closing their missions and evacuating staff. A statement by papal spokesman Joaquin Navarro-Valls called it a "time-honored tradition" that Vatican diplomats remain near the people they are serving "even in situations of extreme danger." A number of embassies in Baghdad are closing and the United Nations is evacuating expatriate staff in expectation of a U.S.
NEWS
April 17, 1995 | DAVID SHAW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Joaquin Navarro-Valls has the perfect resume for a job that requires him to deal with aggressive, inquisitive journalists from around the world on behalf of an intellectual, somewhat mystical religious leader. Navarro is Catholic, multilingual, a former foreign correspondent--and a psychiatrist.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 14, 1987 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, Times Staff Writer
The cardinal-counters are out in force at the Vatican. Their reverence masked by the sort of excitement that grips a football fan before the kickoff, they are harbingers of change in the Roman Catholic Church. In recent weeks they have been seen at coffee bars and bookshops around the Holy See, tracking the red-robed princes of the church with the aplomb of handicappers. As Pope John Paul II settles back into church business after an extensive U.S.
NEWS
September 17, 1987 | DON A. SCHANCHE, Times Staff Writer
Pope John Paul II has been known to become uncharacteristically furious when accused of trying to influence the politics of the countries he visits. But like any preacher who focuses on the moral dimensions of contemporary social problems, the pontiff often steps across the unclear line that separates morality and internal politics, sometimes to the distress of national authorities who are sensitive to possible papal meddling.
NEWS
September 15, 1987 | Associated Press
A spokesman for Pope John Paul II has denied that the Pope meant to endorse the sanctuary movement in a speech this week to Latino Roman Catholics here. The Immigration and Naturalization Service said Monday that it wanted the Vatican to clarify the Pope's remarks of the previous day. The Pope praised the "courage and generosity" of those who aid refugees "arriving from the south."
NEWS
June 10, 1987 | DON A. SCHANCHE and CHARLES T. POWERS, Times Staff Writers
In an emotional day that included prayers at an old Nazi death camp only 40 miles from the Soviet border, Pope John Paul II boldly exhorted his fellow Poles on Tuesday to re-think their Communist system.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 14, 1987 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, Times Staff Writer
The cardinal-counters are out in force at the Vatican. Their reverence masked by the sort of excitement that grips a football fan before the kickoff, they are harbingers of change in the Roman Catholic Church. In recent weeks they have been seen at coffee bars and bookshops around the Holy See, tracking the red-robed princes of the church with the aplomb of handicappers. As Pope John Paul II settles back into church business after an extensive U.S.
NEWS
September 17, 1987 | DON A. SCHANCHE, Times Staff Writer
Pope John Paul II has been known to become uncharacteristically furious when accused of trying to influence the politics of the countries he visits. But like any preacher who focuses on the moral dimensions of contemporary social problems, the pontiff often steps across the unclear line that separates morality and internal politics, sometimes to the distress of national authorities who are sensitive to possible papal meddling.
NEWS
November 19, 1986 | DON A. SCHANCHE, Times Staff Writer
Pope John Paul II today flatly ruled out visiting the Soviet Union unless its leader, Mikhail S. Gorbachev, first invites him to visit Roman Catholic communities in Lithuania and the Ukraine. The pontiff also minimized the Vatican's differences with liberal elements of the American Catholic church that surfaced at a U.S. bishops conference last week. He said he would welcome a meeting with U.S. bishops before setting out on his visit to America next September.
NEWS
February 6, 1986 | DON A. SCHANCHE, Times Staff Writer
Midway through his 10-day pilgrimage to India, Pope John Paul II met Wednesday with multitudes of Indian Christians and prayed at the shrine of Thomas the Apostle. The leader of the world's 800-million Roman Catholics, dressed in heavy ceremonial vestments despite temperatures in the 90s, appeared at times to be tiring under his demanding schedule. His first prayer in Madras was at the shrine to the martyrdom of the disciple Thomas, known as Doubting Thomas because, according to St.
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