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WEDNESDAY      October 27, 1999      SECTION ONE       vol 10, no. 205

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Number 32:

The "Fatima Popes"
Pope Benedict XV
Pope Pius XI

Two Popes intrinsically linked to the occurences and message of Fatima during one war and the rumblings of another

    Today we bring you the 32nd persons selected out of the TOP 100 CATHOLICS OF THE CENTURY. We say "persons" because the voters chose The "Fatima Popes", who were, of course Pope Benedict XV, the 258th successor of Peter and Pope Pius XI, the 259th in the long line of Sovereign Pontiffs. They are often considered the "Fatima Popes" because it was during their pontificates covering a combined quarter of a century that the famous and pivotal Apparitions at Fatima first occurred and later were approved as worthy of belief by Holy Mother Church. Both played an intricate role in bringing the world to an awareness of the Fatima messages. Both served as a bridge between two world wars, between two even-numbered Popes named Pius, between the bloody revolts that saw the end of imperialism and the rise of anarchy, between the Cross of Christ and the hammer and sickle of atheism along with the fascist swastika, and between the troubled transition of the old order to the new power brokers. This was the time of the "Fatima Popes." For more, click on THE "FATIMA POPES"

32.    Pope Benedict XV and Pope Pius XI

Events Today in Church History

    On this date in 624 Pope Honorius I was elected the 70th successor of Peter. He was born in Capua and died on October 12, 638. His fourteen year pontificate was highlighted by his instituting the Feast of the Holy Cross on September 14th universally and was a great friend of the missions, dispatching missionaries throughout the known world. He also resolved the problem of the Eastern Church in bringing them back in unison with Rome, quashing the Aquileian schism which revolved around the question of the "Three Chapters." For other pertinent events throughout the centuries that are memorable in Church history today, click on MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES

Historical Events in Church Annals for October 27:

Cardinal Juan Sandoval Iniguez was born and raised in the archdiocese where he is Archbishop of Guadalajara in Jalisco, Mexico

    Our one-hundred-sixteenth red-hat we feature, in alphabetical order is the 66 year-old prelate Cardinal Juan Sandoval Iniguez, Archbishop of Guadalajara since 1994 and former seminary rector in the same Archdiocese. He received his red-hat and elevation to the cardinalate from Pope John Paul II in the Consistory of November 26, 1994. For more on Cardinal Juan Sandoval Iniguez, click on COLLEGE OF CARDINALS COLLECTION

116.   Cardinal Juan Sandoval Iniguez

October 25th Medjugorje Monthly Message

   Dear children! Do not forget: this is a time of grace; that is why, pray, pray, pray! Thank you for having responded to my call.
For more on Medjugorje, click on MEDJUGORJE AND MORE


"Strive to enter by the narrow gate; for many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able. But when the Master of the house has entered and shut the door, you will begin to stand outside and knock at the door, saying, 'Lord open for us!' And He shall say to you in answer, 'I do not know where you are from.' Then you shall begin to say, 'We ate and drank in Thy presence, and Thou didst teach in our streets.' And He shall say to you, 'I do not know where you are from. Depart from Me, all you workers of iniquity.'"

Luke 13: 24-27

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October 27, 1999 volume 10, no. 205  DAILY CATHOLIC