Daily Archives: April 16, 2008

Meeting a practical need

Pedestrians walking along Washington’s Michigan Avenue early this morning snapped photos of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, where Pope Benedict XVI is meeting with the U.S. bishops late this afternoon.  Barriers lined the pope’s motorcade route, … Continue reading

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Crowds gathering to greet pope

The Washington weather seems tailor-made for Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to the nation’s capital. Under a clear blue sky, on the grounds of The Catholic University of America, just east of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate … Continue reading

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More birthday …

Multiple choruses of “Happy Birthday” mark the pope’s 81st By Carol Zimmermann Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — At 5:21 a.m., the disc jockey on a country music radio station in Fredericksburg, Va. — 50 miles south of Washington — … Continue reading

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Not your normal papal birthday

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano, has a front-page headline today that says, “An unusual birthday party.” The article, by Gianluca Biccini, who is traveling with the papal entourage, explains that Pope Benedict XVI “began the second day … Continue reading

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Text of pope at White House

Here is the prepared text as released by the Vatican of Pope Benedict’s address at the White House this morning:  Mr. President, Thank you for your gracious words of welcome on behalf of the people of the United States of … Continue reading

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Don’t miss our photo slideshows

As you follow Pope Benedict’s visit this week, don’t miss our photo slideshows, one of which we will be updating as the visit continues. You can find them on the righthand side of our papal visit page. The two slideshows include a look back … Continue reading

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