Posts Tagged ‘World Cup’
The Holy See and Israel have failed again to resolve the dispute over the Church’s legal and tax status in the Holy Land.
The Latin Patriarch has called for the blockade of Gaza to be lifted.
The German press agency dpa is reporting that Bishop Walter Mixa may ask the Pope to reinstate him as Bishop of Augsburg.
Zenit has begun to publish the full English translation of the Pope’s question-and-answer session with the world’s priests.
Damian Thompson says that Cardinal Pell is the victim of a smear campaign designed to stop him reforming the world’s bishops.
Anna Clark of Salon considers whether better ultrasounds prevent abortion.
And members of Germany’s World Cup squad have received cards personally signed by the Pope offering encouragement in the tournament.
On the third day of his four-day visit, Pope Benedict XVI celebrated Mass at the shrine of Our Lady of Fátima, addressed charity workers and met the Portuguese bishops. His visit concludes today with Mass in Porto and a farewell speech before he flies back to Rome.
Fr Federico Lombardi says he is surprised by the number of people turning out to see the Pope in Portugal.
The BBC reports that businesses affected by the papal Mass at Coventry Airport in September have been told they will not get compensation.
Rome Reports speaks to Sister Bernadette Sangma who is raising awareness of human trafficking at next month’s World Cup (video).
Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York says he was filled with “dread and revulsion” when he saw the head of Our Lady of Nagasaki.
Andrew Brown of the Guardian says this is turning out to be a “very much less conservative papacy than anyone expected”.
Ross Douthat of the New York Times demands the resignation of Cardinal Angelo Sodano.
And Greg Burke marvels at the wax body parts on sale in Fátima.