VATICAN CITY (GaeaTimes.com)- The citizens of Rome are all set to witness the beatification of Pope John Paul II on May 1, the Vatican City officials announced the news on Friday.
VATICAN CITY - The Vatican said Friday Pope John Paul II is to be beatified - the penultimate step in the process to make the late pontiff a saint - at a ceremony in Rome May 1.
VATICAN CITY - Pope Benedict XVI appealed Monday for freedom of faith in Egypt, Pakistan, China and the Middle East, and urged greater respect in Western countries towards religious symbols and beliefs.
VATICAN CITY - Pope Benedict XVI, in his traditional Christmas Day message, Saturday expressed hope for global peace and solidarity and offered words of comfort to the faithful in China who live with "limitations imposed" on their freedom of religion.
VATICAN CITY - Pope Benedict XVI led the Vatican's Christmas celebrations late Friday with the traditional midnight Mass, which began amid tightened security measures following last year's intrusion by a mentally disturbed woman.
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