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An image of a large screen shows Pope Benedict XVI celebrating mass on April 17, 2008 at Nationals Park in Washington, DC. The Pope urged US Catholics to renew their faith and condemned the 'tragic' sexual abuse of children by priests as he celebrated Mass before tens of thousands at a baseball stadium.

Pope urges U.S. Catholics to renew their missionary energy

By • Catholic News Service • 4/17/2008

Celebrating Mass in a Washington baseball stadium, Pope Benedict XVI urged U.S. Catholics to renew their missionary energy at a time when American society is at a moral crossroads. WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The pope warned of "signs of a disturbing breakdown in the very foundations of society" and said ...

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The Pope Presides over Vespers

By • Catholic Online • 4/17/2008

The Liturgy of Vespers over which he then presided reflected “treasures old and new” in the words of the Holy Gospel. WASHINGTON, D.C. (Catholic Online) - Shortly after his trip through the Streets of down town Washington, DC where he was greeted by massive crowds, the Pope arrived to an ...

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Joint Statement of the U.S. and Holy See

The White House Press • 4/17/2008

The Pope and President discussed respect for the dignity of the human person; the defense and promotion of life, matrimony and the family; the education of future generations; human rights and religious freedom. WASHINGTON, D.C. (White House News) - His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI and President ...

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President and Pope have Private Discussion

Catholic News Agency • 4/17/2008

The two discussed a wide range of topics, Middle East prominent. Both leaders also spoke about terrorism and the use of religion to justify it. WASHINGTON, DC (CNA) - After a welcome ceremony filled with displays of Americana and good wishes, Pope Benedict and President Bush met in the Oval Office ...

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Americans Wish Pope Happy Birthday

By • Zenit News Agency • 4/17/2008

Pope Benedict XVI turned 81 on his Trip to the United States and the Nation celebrated with him. WASHINGTON, D.C. (Zenit) - Benedict XVI emerged from the apostolic nuncio's residence in the U.S. capital this morning to be greeted by children's voices wishing him a happy birthday in his native ...

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Pope: 'Freedom a Gift and Responsibility'

Zenit News Agency • 4/17/2008

"The preservation of freedom calls for the cultivation of virtue, self-discipline, sacrifice for the common good and a sense of responsibility toward the less fortunate" WASHINGTON, D.C. (Zenit) - Freedom is a challenge for each new generation, and must be constantly "won over" for the cause of ...

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President's Remarks to the Pope

By • Catholic Online • 4/16/2008

President Bush welcomed Pope Benedict XVI to the White House Wednesday morning, telling him that “you'll find a nation that welcomes the role of faith in the public square.” WASHINGTON (Catholic Online) – At 10:38 am this morning, President George W. Bush welcomed His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI to ...

President Bush and first lady Laura Bush flank Pope Benedict XVI as he waves to the crowd from the balcony of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, April 16, 2008, during an arrival ceremony.

Pope Benedict’s Historic White House Visit

By • Catholic Online • 4/16/2008

In a second historic visit by a Pope to the White House, Pope Benedict proclaims "Christ our Hope" to the United States. WASHINGTON (Catholic Online) – Pope Benedict visited the White House today, welcomed by the President and Mrs. Bush, distinguished members of U.S. Government, his bishops, and ...

President Bush applauds as Pope Benedict XVI greets the crowd, Wednesday, April 16, 2008, during an arrival ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washing

Bush and children welcome pope on his birthday

By • Catholic News Service • 4/16/2008

As the black limousine pulled up in front of the White House, a crowd of 9,000 including school children stood on the lawn waiting to greet the Holy Father. WASHINGTON (CNS) -- After getting out of the car, Pope Benedict stood next to the papal nuncio, Archbishop Pietro Sambi, and stretched his ...

The hungry anticipation of the faithful, and even of those who do not yet believe in the One whom the Pope proclaims, fills the rarified air of the Washington, D.C. metroplex.Someone whose message transcends even politics has arrived.

City Ready for the Holy Father

By • Catholic Online • 4/16/2008

As the Pope was preparing to land at Andrews Air Force Base Tuesday afternoon, there were many unsung heroes who were not present for the historic touchdown. They were busy making Washington ready for this most important visit. WASHINGTON (Catholic Online) – Eyes and ears of Catholics around the ...

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