August 28, 2000
volume 11, no. 153

NEWS for Monday, August 28, 2000

from a Catholic Viewpoint

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Soon to be Blessed John XXIII Pope John XXIII's Secretary takes us behind-the-scenes with the soon-to-be Blessed and Beloved Pontiff of the 2nd half of the 20th Century

        On September 3, Pope John Paul II will beatify Pope John XXIII, the author of the Second Vatican Council. Archbishop Loris Capovilla, Pope John XXIII's private secretary, at present Pontifical Delegate Bishop for the Loreto Shrine, worked alongside the pontificate that marked a decisive change for the Church in the 20th century. Included today is an interview with Archbishop Capovilla on the "Good Pope," which was published in the Italian magazine, "Jesus." more

    Pope reflects on Fruits of World Youth Days as he looks forward to next Sunday
       His Holiness Pope John Paul II continues to bask in the afterglow of the phenomenally successful and fruitful World Youth Days 2000. That was the focus of his Sunday Angelus Address from the Patio area of his summer palace in Castel Gandolfo as he took one last look back and then set his sights on the University Jubilee which will open on the same day he will beatify two modern Popes, the first time he has had that privilege of the hundreds he has beatified over his 22-year pontificate. more

    For the Holy Father's Sunday Angelus Address, see ANGELUS Address

    Pope's Vicar for the Roman Diocese tells Rome, "Job well done!"
    Cardinal Camillo Ruini    The Holy Father's Vicar General for the Diocese of Rome and Archpriest of the Patriarchal Lateran Basilica Cardinal Camillo Ruini sent a heartfelt message of thanks to the ecclesial community in Rome and to the city itself. The Pope's Vicar for Rome, expressed his gratitude for their contribution to the tremendous success of the Fifteenth Annual World Youth Day held last week from the Solemnity of the Assumption through August 20th throughout the eternal city. more

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