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By Daniel Burke c. 2008 Religion News Service NEW YORK — Pope Benedict XVI ended his first trip to America on Sunday (April 20) with a Mass for more than 50,000 at Yankee Stadium that celebrated 200 years of the […]

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Deutsche Presse-Agentur (dpa) – April 17, 2008 Washington (dpa) – Pope Benedict XVI greeted leaders of other faiths in the United States in a meeting Thursday in Washington, continuing the interfaith contacts that have not always gone well in the […]

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By Jonathan Rubin c. 2008 Religion News Service WASHINGTON — As the sun rose over the sparkling new Nationals Park baseball stadium, the weather turned from chilly to warm to downright glorious — not unlike the feelings many Catholics here […]

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By Jeff Diamant c. 2008 Religion News Service They gathered in the Italian hillside town of Assisi. In October 1986, at the place where St. Francis famously preached repentance in the 1200s, top representatives from 15 religions stood together and […]

By Daniel Burke and Adelle M. Banks c. 2008 Religion News Service WASHINGTON — Pope Benedict XVI told the nation’s Catholic bishops Wednesday (April 16) that they must heal the “enormous pain” caused by the clergy sexual abuse scandal by […]

By Daniel Burke c. 2008 Religion News Service WASHINGTON — Pope Benedict XVI’s address to Catholic educators on Thursday (April 17) has become one of the most anticipated moments of his first U.S. trip as pontiff. Already there is debate […]

Associated Press – April 16, 2008 Remarks by Pope Benedict XVI at the White House on Wednesday, as transcribed by the White House. Mr. President, thank you for your gracious words of welcome on behalf of the people of the […]

Associated Press – April 16, 2008 A joint statement by the White House and Holy See on the Oval Office meeting Wednesday between Pope Benedict XVI and President Bush: His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI and President George W. Bush met […]

By Daniel Burke c. 2008 Religion News Service ANDREWS AIR FORCE BASE, Md. — Pope Benedict XVI, the shepherd of the world’s 1 billion Roman Catholics, arrived here Tuesday (April 15) for his first U.S. visit as pontiff and was […]

The Baltimore Sun, Maryland Apr. 14–Pope Benedict XVI arrives in the United States this week amid a full-throttle presidential campaign, with Sens. Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and John McCain seeking support from the same engaged Catholics the pontiff hopes to […]

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