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Pope in the News

24. February 2010
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Pope to Malta on 1950th Anniversary of St. Paul’s Visit

From April 17th through the 18th, 2010, Benedict XVI will travel to Malta. The pastoral visit will mark the 1950th anniversary of St. Paul’s shipwreck on the island, which, according to tradition, took place in the year 60 during the apostle’s trip to Rome. (read more)

Pope Sends Condolences to Portugese Flood Victims

VATICAN CITY, 23 FEB 2010 (VIS) – Benedict XVI has sent a telegram, through Cardinal Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone S.D.B., to Bishop Antonio Jose Cavaco Carrilho of Funchal, on the Portuguese island of Madeira, for the storms and flooding that affected the island on Saturday, causing the deaths of forty-two people and vast material damage.

In the telegram the Holy Father gives assurances of his closeness to the people, and entrusts the victims to the mercy of God. At the same time, he calls for consolation and assistance to be offered to victims’ families, the injured and the homeless, and praises the efforts of rescuers and aid workers. (from VIS-Press)

John Paul II One Miracle Away

La PAZ, Bolivia (CNA) – Archbishop of Krakow, Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, who was John Paul II´s personal secretary for 40 years, told participants at a Colombian conference that the late-Pope’s beatification process “is practically finished.”

In Colombia, where Cardinal Dziwisz traveled to participate in a conference on the legacy of John Paul II, the cardinal remarked that the beatification process of the pilgrim Pope “is practically finished.” (read more)

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