Friday: Benedict in Brazil (Day Three)

Today, Pope Benedict continues his apostolic journey to Brazil for a third day, celebrating the canonization Mass of Brazil’s first native-born saint (Bl. Fr. Antonio Galvao) and then spending the night near the famous Shrine of Aparecida. Once again, this post will be updated and expanded throughout the day, so keep visiting! NB: Complete roundup of my coverage here, the best photos from th... More

Day Two: Benedict in Brazil

*Day Three Coverage HERE* Pope Benedict continues his sixth apostolic journey for the second day today. This is his first papal trip outside of Europe (excluding Turkey), traveling in the most populous Catholic country in the world, Brazil. Please stay tuned for complete coverage. NB: Complete roundup of coverage here, top photos of the trip here. Thursday’s papal itinerary (all times EST)... More

Day One: Benedict in Brazil

*Day Two Coverage HERE* Pope Benedict begins his sixth apostolic journey today, his first papal trip outside of Europe (excluding Turkey), to the most populous Catholic country in the world, Brazil. Please stay tuned for complete coverage. Today’s papal itinerary (all times EST):4:30 – Arrival at the International Airport of S?lt;/span> Paulo/Guarulhos.Welcome ceremony at the Internati... More

Vatican's clarification re: Pope's comments on excommunication, abortion, etc.

The Associated Press has a follow-up (underlining mine): Pope Benedict XVI denounced Mexico City politicians Wednesday for voting to legalize abortion, saying they should no longer receive Communion. Flying to Latin America, Benedict was asked about comments by Mexico City church officials that the lawmakers would be excommunicated for having voted last month for the legislation legalizing abort... More

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