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

What to expect in Brazil (ongoing post including photos & video)

(this post is an alalgam of content gleaned from the PapaRatzingerForum for those especially interested in learning more about Pope Benedict’s trip to Brazil.) A few highlights of Pope Benedict’s trip to Brazil: Pope Benedict will pray in Portuguese during his visit Mass attendance of up to two million persons Two pope mobiles and three helicopters on-call 3200 journalists will be cov... More

Photos of Day One: Benedict in Brazil

Photos from Day One of Pope Benedict’s apostolic journey to Brazil: Pope Benedict XVI descends from a plane after arriving to the air base in Sao Paulo, Wednesday, May 9, 2007, in his first trip as pontiff to Latin America. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes (BRAZIL) Pope Benedict XVI descends from a plane after arriving to the air base in Sao Paulo, Wednesday, May 9, 2007, in his first trip as pontiff ... More

Preparing for Benedict: Brazil in Pictures (2)

More from the photo feeds in advance of Pope Benedict’s visit, detailing the places he will go in Brazil: Brazilian monks pray at the Sao Bento monastery, in Sao Paulo, Tuesday, May 8, 2007. Sao Bento monastery is the place where Pope Benedict XVI will stay during his visit to Sao Paulo this week. (AP Photo/Dado Galdieri) A man sets up broadcast equipment in front of the Sao Bento Monastery... More

Preparing for Benedict: Brazil in Pictures

From the photo feeds in advance of Pope Benedict’s visit, detailing the places he will go in Brazil: Monks singing Gregorian songs enter the church inside the Sao Bento Monastery in Sao Paulo, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2007. Sao Bento Monastery is the place where Pope Benedict XVI will stay during his visit to Sao Paulo next May 9-13. (AP Photo/Andre Penner) People pray near the tomb of Anton... More

Photo finish: abortion bill passes in Mexico City

“Pro-choice activists dressed as Roman Catholic clergy celebrate outside of the City Leislature in Mexico City, Tuesday April 24, 2007. Mexico City lawmakers voted 46-19 to legalize abortion in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. Opponents have vowed to challenge the new law before the Supreme Court.” (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills) My coverage of this sad story here, and a bit more bac... More

Photos: Pope in Pavia!

Greeting students at the University of Pavia. Meeting a professor at the Univesity of Pavia. San Pietro in Ciel d’Oro basilica, before the remains of St. Augustine. Cute Pope. His speech at the University of Pavia. (Curt Jester has a hilarious caption for this photo here.) Pope Benedict praying before the remains of St. Augustine. [photos: Photo/Antonio Calanni] ...READ MORE... More

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