Thieves Steal Pope John Paul’s Blood

UPDATE:  Arrests have been made – but no recovery as yet. Reuters: Thieves broke into a small church in the mountains east of Rome over the weekend and stole a reliquary with the blood of the late Pope John Paul II, a custodian said on Monday. Dozens of police with sniffer dogs scoured the remote…

Pope John Paul II to be a Saint

CNN: The Roman Catholic Church will declare the late Pope John Paul II a saint, the Vatican announced Friday. Pope Francis signed the decree Friday morning, the Vatican said. John Paul was pope from 1978 until his death in 2005, and was in a way the first rock star pontiff, drawing vast crowds as he…

Mitt Romney Ad Featuring Pope John Paul II

Accusing President Obama of waging war on religion. American politics.   A new Mitt Romney ad released Thursday accuses President Barack Obama of waging a “war on religion.” The ad, along with recent attacks on Obama’s welfare policy, signals a move away from attacking the president’s handling of the economy. “President Obama used his health care…

Highlights from the Beatification of Pope John Paul II

Missed the beatification ceremony of Pope John Paul II? Revisit the highlights at CNN. The Huffington Post also has the news: VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI beatified Pope John Paul II before 1.5 million faithful in St. Peter’s Square and surrounding streets Sunday, moving the beloved former pontiff one step closer to possible sainthood. The…