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2006-03-15 12:03:28

By Silvia Aloisi ROME (Reuters) - Pope John Paul II played down his ailments and was often reluctant to receive medical treatment, according to a book by some of his closest aides, including his personal physician. The book, which hit the stands on Wednesday, also shows the Vatican knew the late Pope had symptoms of Parkinson's disease from 1991, but kept quiet about it for five years. The 118-page volume, whose title "Let Me Go" is drawn from the pontiff's last words on April 2...

2006-03-15 10:32:02

By Silvia Aloisi ROME (Reuters) - Pope John Paul II often played down his ailments and was reluctant to receive medical treatment, according to a book by some of his closest aides, including his personal physician. Excerpts of the book, published by Italian newspapers on Wednesday, also show the Vatican knew the late Pope had the symptoms of Parkinson's disease since 1991, but kept quiet about it for five years. The book, whose title "Let Me Go" is drawn from the pontiff's last...

2005-11-18 14:59:40

(please read in 2nd paragraph ... two-part series will air on December 4 and December 7) A corrected repetition follows: By Peter Kiefer ROME (Hollywood Reporter) - It was a meeting of Hollywood and the holy Thursday as the Vatican hosted the world premiere of the TV movie "Pope John Paul II" with Pope Benedict XVI in attendance. The cavernous Paul VI Hall was near capacity with about 6,000 on hand for the reduced version of the two-part series that will air on December 4 and...

2005-11-18 04:53:35

By Peter Kiefer ROME (Hollywood Reporter) - It was a meeting of Hollywood and the holy Thursday as the Vatican hosted the world premiere of the TV movie "Pope John Paul II" with Pope Benedict XVI in attendance. The cavernous Paul VI Hall was near capacity with about 6,000 on hand for the reduced version of the three-part series that will air December 4-6 on CBS. "I would like to extend my gratitude to the actors for honoring the memory of my illustrious and loved predecessor," the...

2005-11-04 11:31:16

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - CBS television's highly touted mini-series about the late Pope John Paul II may have the Vatican's blessing, but a competing TV movie from ABC will hit the airwaves first. The Walt Disney Co.-owned network revealed this week its quietly developed drama, "Have No Fear: The Life of Pope John Paul II," will be broadcast on December 1, three days before the CBS production that has received far more attention. A CBS spokesman said on Thursday his network was...

2005-09-23 11:44:22

By Phil Stewart ROME (Reuters) - Joseph Ratzinger was elected Pope in April after his closest rival in the conclave, a cardinal from Argentina, indicated he did not want the responsibility, according to a secret account published by a magazine on Friday. Respected Italian magazine Limes said details of the closed-door voting inside the frescoed Sistine Chapel come from the diary of an unnamed cardinal. The 115 cardinals who entered the conclave on April 18 took a vow of "absolute...

2005-07-29 02:42:14

By Benjamin Kang Lim BEIJING (Reuters) - The Vatican is reported to have given its blessing to atheist China's choice of a new bishop, the second such appointment in as many months in a sign of a thaw in decades-old icy relations. But the Connecticut-based Cardinal Kung Foundation said Chinese authorities had beaten up parishioners in the southeastern province of Fujian who had been trying to prevent the arrest of an underground Roman Catholic priest, undermining reconciliation efforts....

2005-07-05 04:01:51

BEIJING (Reuters) - China, which does not recognize theVatican, has arrested an underground Roman Catholic bishop, aU.S.-based religious rights group said, quashing hopes of anysudden rapprochement between Beijing and the Holy See. China has not had diplomatic relations with the Vaticansince 1951 and believers must attend state-sanctioned churchesled by bishops who pledge loyalty to Beijing. But a parallelchurch loyal to the Pope practises in secret. "Bishop Jia Zhiguo, the underground...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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