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Cardinals mull papal retirement at 80

ROME, Vatican City, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Roman Catholic cardinals have been discussing a mandatory retirement age of 80 for future popes, The Times of London reported Wednesday.

Poles pray for their Pope

WARSAW, Poland, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Millions of ordinary Poles offered prayers Wednesday for their country's most famous son, Pope John Paul II, who is hospitalized in Rome.

Hospitalized pope in stable condition

ROME, Vatican City, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Hospitalized Pope John Paul II was well enough early Wednesday to say mass with his private secretary in Rome, the BBC reported. The 84-year-old pontiff was rushed by ambulance to Rome's Gemelli Hospital with breathing difficulties Tuesday night after a b

Flu puts pope in hospital

ROME, Vatican City, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- A bout of influenza resulted in Pope John Paul II being hospitalized Tuesday with what was described as acute respiratory infection, Vatican sources told CNN.

Pope hospitalized with influenza

ROME, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Pope John Paul II was in a Rome hospital Tuesday suffering from influenza, italian media reported.

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Jan. 29, the 29th day of 2005 with 336 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Jan. 26, the 26th day of 2005 with 339 to follow.
By United Press International

Terri Schiavo's parents seek attorney

CLEARWATER, Fla., Jan. 25 (UPI) -- The next step in the case of Terri Schiavo of Tampa, Fla., will be a hearing to determine whether a guardian should be appointed.

Polish publisher fined for defaming Pope

WARSAW, Poland, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- A publisher in staunchly Roman Catholic Poland has been convicted and fined for insulting fellow countryman Pope John Paul II.

Pope to publish his last testament

ROME, Vatican City, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Pope John Paul II will publish what he calls his last testament in time for Easter in which he describes firsthand the 1981 attempt on his life.

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Jan. 23, the 23rd day of 2005 with 342 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Jan. 22, the 22nd day of 2005 with 343 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Friday, Jan. 21, the 21st day of 2005 with 344 to follow.
By United Press International

Spain's bishops back condoms in AIDS fight

MADRID, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Spain's top Roman Catholic body has endorsed the use of condoms for the purpose of preventing the spread of HIV, which causes AIDS, the EFE agency reported.

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Jan. 13, the 13th day of 2005 with 352 to follow.
By United Press International
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Pope John Paul II died at the age of 84 in his Vatican apartment on April 2, 2005. In this photo, Pope John Paul II enters the stage in Luneta Park to say mass to a million people in Manila, Philippines during a Papal visit in February, 1981. (UPI Photo/Terry Schmitt)
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