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NEW YORK - After screening it for Pope Benedict XVI, CBS will air its miniseries on the life of Pope John Paul II on Dec. 4 and 7, the network said Wednesday.
April 13, 2005
VATICAN CITY - Clutching rosaries, medals and flowers, thousands of people filed past the simple white marble tomb of Pope John Paul II on Wednesday, as the Vatican reopened the grottoes beneath St. Peter's Basilica for the first time since the pope died.
Faithful and pilgrims line-up outside St. Peter\'s Basilica at the Vatican, Wednesday.
The students from Saint Timothy Catholic Academy draw pictures to honor nthe late Pope John Paul II.
VATICAN CITY - Pope John Paul II, who helped topple communism in Europe and left a deeply conservative stamp on the church that he led for 26 years, died Saturday night in his Vatican apartment, ending a long public struggle against debilitating illness. He was 84.
VATICAN CITY - Pope John Paul II was near death Saturday, his breathing shallow and his heart and kidneys failing, the Vatican said. Millions of faithful around the world knelt, crawled on their knees, bowed their heads and lit candles to pray for the 84-year-old pontiff.
Pope John Paul II is pictured here during Easter Sunday Mass at the Vatican in Rome.
Pilgrims look on during rosary prayers in St. Peter\'s square at the Vatican, Friday, April 1. Tens of thousands of people gathered in St. Peter\'s Square on Friday.
Pope John Paul II waves to faithfuls gathered for the weekly general audience in St. Peter\'s Square at the Vatican, in this May 2, 2001 file photo.
Image by Alec Heikkala
It was 20 years ago today that Pope John Paul II flew a bit late from Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix aboard “Shepherd One” for Los Angeles because he had insisted on meeting the grown kids of the bishop’s housekeeper.
Welcome: In a 20-year-old photo, Sultana Klatt greets Pope John Paul II in the residence of Bishop Thomas O’Brien, for whom she worked at the time.
In a 20 year old photo, Sultana Klatt greets the Pope in the residence of Bishop Thomas O\'Brien for whom she worked for at the time.
Mehmet Ali Agca, right, the Turkish gunman who shot Pope John Paul II in 1981, is escorted by a Turkish police man as he leaves a military recruitment center after being released from prison in Istanbul, Turkey, Thursday.
Well-read, well-traveled, a crusader for justice, a pastor of the first order - these descriptions of Karol Wojtyla softened the surprise of the Polish cardinal's election to the papacy in 1978 as the first non-Italian pope in half a millennium.
April 8, 2005
ROME - The Roman Catholic Church placed Pope John Paul II on the path to sainthood Tuesday during a joyous ceremony at a Roman basilica - the fastest start to a beatification process in memory for a man many considered a saint long before he died.
Pope John Paul II’s impact on the Diocese of Phoenix will continue long after his death, many Valley Catholics agree, even as they see lingering issues that his successor will need to address.
Well-read, well-traveled, a crusader for justice, a pastor of the first order — these descriptions of Karol Wojtyla softened the surprise of the Polish cardinal’s election to the papacy in 1978 as the first non-Italian pope in half a millennium.
ISTANBUL, Turkey - The man who shot Pope John Paul II in 1981 was released from prison Thursday after serving more than 25 years in Italy and Turkey for the plot against the pontiff and the slaying of a Turkish journalist.