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Bushes to attend funeral

April 4, 2005.  President Bush and First Lady Laura Bush will lead a "small'' delegation of Americans attending the planned funeral of Pope John Paul II on Friday.

`He was our father'

April 4, 2005.  The body of Pope John Paul II, dressed in red vestments, a white bishop's miter on his head, lay in state Sunday at the Vatican's Apostolic Palace during a private ceremony for senior church officials and government dignitaries.


Man of indomitable faith

April 3, 2005.  Pope John Paul II, who changed the course of the world through faith and sheer dint of will, will be remembered as a bold pontiff who towered over his century, then led his church into a new millennium

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Pontificate defied history, critics with interfaith outreach
April 4, 2005.  When Pope John Paul II stepped across the threshold of the Great Synagogue of Rome on April 13, 1986, it marked a milestone analogous to Neil Armstrong setting foot on the moon. If not quite "a giant leap for mankind," it certainly was for the two faiths involved.

John Paul II dies
April 3, 2005.  Pope John Paul II, the man who led the Catholic Church for a generation with vision, drive and charisma, died Saturday, bringing an end to his prolonged personal suffering and to a historic era for the world.

Eulogies laud his resolve, example
April 4, 2005.  Under gray skies, a chilly rain and heavy security, thousands of worshipers crowded into St. Patrick's Cathedral on Fifth Avenue Sunday to mourn Pope John Paul II.

Perseverance despite his pain delivered a powerful message
April 3, 2005.  For the generation that came of age after the fall of the Berlin Wall and after the defiant days of the Solidarity movement in Poland, the enduring images of Pope John Paul II are likely to be those of a frail and infirm pontiff who could scarcely perform the simplest rituals of his office without the help of aides.

Vietnamese remember their `saint'
April 4, 2005.  In this archdiocese of almost a half-million Roman Catholics, Pope John Paul II was remembered Sunday as a man of vision who brought hope to the world. But at Mary Queen of Vietnam parish--a community of former Vietnamese refugees and their families--he was considered a living saint.

`The world will be different now'
April 3, 2005.  Tears swept across Chicago on Saturday as thousands reacted emotionally to the death of Pope John Paul II. At Holy Name Cathedral, crowds filled the pews and stood under the stained-glass windows to listen to Cardinal Francis George eulogize his spiritual leader and friend.

Lutherans offer their own prayers
April 4, 2005.  At Hope Lutheran Church in this small northwest Iowa community, Pastor James Mueller began the morning service by asking his congregation to pray for Catholics worldwide.

Amid grief, Cardinal George prepares for Vatican duties
April 3, 2005.  When Cardinal Francis George arose Saturday morning to learn Pope John Paul II was still alive, he said mass in the chapel at his home, then spent several hours in contemplative prayer.

At National Shrine, papal visit has left indelible imprint
April 4, 2005.  As the Roman Catholic Church began its official nine-day period of mourning on Sunday, the faithful remembered Pope John Paul II in life and prayed for him in death. An oil painting of the pontiff, partially covered by a black shroud, was on the altar at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington.

Cardinal George: John Paul II transformed papacy
April 3, 2005.  Cardinal Francis George released this statement following the death of Pope John Paul II:

Rekindling of faith in rugged town
April 4, 2005.  At St. Patrick's Church, perched 200 feet above a canyon floor as a symbol of the steely determination of the copper miners who built this rugged town, Jim McEntee, 43, said he had been considering leaving his lifelong Roman Catholic faith.

Mourners remember a father, friend, hero
April 3, 2005.  In bakeries, churches, shops and cafes, Poles and Polish-Americans throughout the Chicago area stopped to mourn the passing of a man they revered, a man they credited with helping banish communism from their oppressed nation, a man they considered a powerful spiritual beacon.

Everyone shared in his `victory'
April 4, 2005.  At Holy Family Church in South Pasadena, worshipers arrived Sunday morning to find black crepe draped over the main entrance and a portrait showing Pope John Paul II hugging a small child displayed between the pulpit and altar.

In 37 hours, pope charmed, inspired city
April 3, 2005.  As pope, John Paul II spent only 37 hours in Chicago.

Millennial visit brought message of hope
April 4, 2005.  At the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City on Sunday, Judith Salman, a Palestinian from Bethlehem, knelt for long moments at a marble slab venerated by Christians as the place where the body of Jesus was prepared for burial.

President, first lady honor `the man from Krakow'
April 3, 2005.  President Bush, who had established a reverent and personal relationship with Pope John Paul II, mourned the pope's death Saturday with a brief televised statement at the White House.

In Beijing, the sad news breaks slowly
April 4, 2005.  Word of Pope John Paul II's death spread slowly Sunday through China's capital, where congregations packed government-sanctioned churches but state-run media released only a trickle of information.

Around globe thoughts turn to end of his life's journey
April 3, 2005.  As the pope neared death, medical experts said his physical suffering likely had passed. The pain and sorrow had instead settled among admirers around the globe, particularly his flock: the billion-strong Roman Catholic Church that called the Polish priest Holy Father.

`He never looked at color'
April 4, 2005.  An overflow crowd of parishioners gathered to celebrate the pontiff's life Sunday at the Church of the Immaculate Conception as a steady rain fell outside.

Faithful recall how he touched lives
April 3, 2005.  From Europe's capitals to the tip of Africa, Pope John Paul II's faithful fans and followers tried to leaven their sadness Saturday by clutching memories of seeing, meeting and being touched by a pontiff as widely loved as he was traveled.

From Fidel Castro, `heartfelt condolences'
April 4, 2005.
 
President Fidel Castro expressed "heartfelt condolences" and declared three days of mourning, canceling public celebrations and postponing the island's popular baseball championship.

`Our Papa' recalled with tears, love
April 3, 2005.  They saw him everywhere, in their mind's eye.

Faithful temper sadness with cheers, chants
April 4, 2005.  With bells tolling everywhere, Mexican mourners tried to overcome their grief and say goodbye to Pope John Paul II on Sunday with some of the pageantry and festivity that the pontiff said he liked about the Mexican people, whom he called "always faithful."

Millions pray for pope
April 3, 2005.  Pope John Paul II delivered a message to the faithful from his deathbed Saturday, as his organs failed, his breathing grew shallow and the world braced for the death of the man who has led the Catholic Church over the past quarter century.

Christian civilians, GIs grieve in quiet
April 4, 2005.  In a home for people who know something about suffering, in a nation that has seen more than its share, the death of Pope John Paul II was greeted Sunday with peace. For the pope, the suffering was over.

A new pope is likely in weeks
April 3, 2005.  With the death of Pope John Paul II, a series of elaborate, highly scripted ceremonies will begin to unfold, culminating with the likely election a few weeks from now of the 265th successor to St. Peter as head of the Roman Catholic Church.

Praise for reaching out to all people
April 4, 2005.  After waiting in line for about an hour with dozens of others who filed into the ancient cathedral here Sunday to sign a memorial book, Melanie Trauth thanked the late pontiff for taking her and other young people seriously.

In picking pope, cardinals move in mysterious ways
April 3, 2005.  Just moments after his fellow cardinals elected him pontiff in 1978, Pope John Paul II took a moment to marvel at the unexpected turn of events with a key supporter, Cardinal Franz Koenig of Vienna.

Muslims, Christians applaud `brave vision'
April 4, 2005.  Across the Arab world, Muslims, Roman Catholics and others hailed John Paul II as a voice for peace and the first pontiff to travel widely in the Middle East.

Networks give sense of solemnity, history
April 3, 2005.  Dignity, detail and a somber sense of history marked the first few hours of television coverage Saturday after the death of Pope John Paul II.

Land of his birth felt his support, fury
April 4, 2005.  Poland in the late 1970s was a grim and isolated place. The economy was a shambles. The shelves of shops were empty, and consumers waited in long lines. The communist regime went almost unchallenged.

Pontiff's travels took him around the world
April 3, 2005.  Pope John Paul II's foreign trips:

Adding up John Paul II's pontificate
April 3, 2005.  During his 26 years as pontiff, John Paul II:

Pope John Paul II dies at age 84
April 2, 2005.  John Paul II, who led the Roman Catholic Church for 26 years and helped topple communism in Europe while becoming the most-traveled pope in history, died Saturday night in his Vatican apartment, ending a long public struggle against debilitating illness. He was 84.

Pontiff's lifelong message: 'Be not afraid!'
April 2, 2005.  Pope John Paul II, who changed the course of the world through faith and sheer dint of will, will be remembered as a bold pontiff who towered over his century, then led his church into a new millennium.

Chicagoans of all faiths mourn pope's death
April 2, 2005.  Rev. Gerald Grupczynski started ringing bells of the Five Holy Martyrs Church on Chicago's Southwest Side as soon as he heard of Pope John Paul II's death shortly after 2:30 p.m. today, and he did not stop until mass began 1 hours later.

Pax vobiscum, John Paul II
April 3, 2005.  He came from one of the most devoutly Catholic nations on Earth, but he made it his special mission to seek reconciliation with Jews, our persecuted "older brothers in faith."

When the pope visited Chicago
April 2, 2005.
 
As pope, John Paul II spent only 37 hours in Chicago.

The pope and the end of European communism
April 2, 2005.
 
Poland in the late 1970s was a grim and isolated place. The economy was a shambles. The shelves of shops were empty, and consumers waited in long lines. The Communist regime went almost unchallenged.

Pontiff reached out to other faiths
April 2, 2005.  When John Paul II stepped across the threshold of the Great Synagogue of Rome on April 13, 1986, it marked a milestone analogous to Neil Armstrong setting foot on the moon. If not quite "a giant leap for mankind," it certainly was for the two faiths involved.

How a new pope will be chosen
April 2, 2005.  With the death of Pope John Paul II, a series of elaborate, highly scripted ceremonials will begin to unfold, culminating with the election a few weeks from now of the 265th successor to St. Peter as head of the Roman Catholic Church.

Who will fill St. Peter's shoes?
April 2, 2005.  Just moments after his fellow cardinals elected him pontiff in 1978, Pope John Paul II took a moment to marvel at the unexpected turn of events with a key supporter, Cardinal Franz Koenig of Vienna.

Chicago prays; `The Holy Father is dying'
April 1, 2005.  As the condition of Pope John Paul II deteriorated today, Chicago-area Catholics began mourning his impending death, opening a period of grief that certainly will extend well beyond the weekend.


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