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Let faith shine in Slovakia

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (CNS): On a trip that taxed his fading physical powers, Pope John Paul II crisscrossed Slovakia to celebrate liturgies, beatify two 20th century martyrs and offer people inside and outside the Church a message of hope...

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Crumbling peace in 9/11 aftermath

VATICAN CITY (CNS): When the twin towers of the World Trade Centre in New York fell after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, many people's hopes for a future of peace also fell, Pope John Paul II said...

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Top Anglican visitor

VATICAN CITY (CNS): Anglican Archbishop Rowan Williams of Canterbury, the spiritual leader of the worldwide Anglican Communion, will have his first meeting with Pope John Paul II early next month at the Vatican...

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New light on Galileo

ROME (CNS): The Catholic Church erred when it pressured Galileo Galilei to repudiate his finding that the Earth revolves around the Sun, but it did not persecute or torture the 17th century astronomer, a Vatican official said...

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Israeli wall no help to peace

JERUSALEM (CNS): The Israeli-built wall separating Israel and the Palestinian Territories "constitutes a grave obstacle" to peace in the Middle East, said the heads of Christian Churches in Jerusalem...

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Condemnation over bombings

VATICAN CITY (CNS): Recent deadly bombings in Iraq and the Holy Land have drawn sharp condemnation from Pope John Paul II and other Church officials, who urged fresh steps to end violence against civilians and humanitarian workers...

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