A huge crowd gathered in St. Peter's Square today (Sunday) for the first of many memorial Masses for Pope John Paul II (the second), mourning the passing of the Polish priest who led the world's Roman Catholics for the past 26 years.
As nine days of mourning begin in Vatican City, praise and gratitude for Pope John Paul's legacy continues to flow from leaders around the world.
President Bush says the world has lost a champion of freedom and one of history's great moral leaders with the death of Pope John Paul the Second.
Earthquake survivors gathered today (Sunday) at the Santa Maria Cathedral on Indonesia's Nias island for the first Catholic Mass since an 8.7 magnitude quake struck Monday.
A retired army officer attached to Burma's embassy in Washington has reportedly disappeared with his family and may be seeking asylum.
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