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May 7

Blessed Rose Venerini (Italy,1556-1528)
Founder, Venerini Sisters

OR today.

Illustration: St. John Damascene, Fresco, 1458, St. Simeon Monastery, Novgorod.
After the Pope's Wednesday catechesis on St. John Damascene,
he addresses a message to Jordanians, Israelis and Palestinians:
'To the Holy Land to share the hopes and sufferings of all'

Other Page 1 stories: President Obama meets the presidents of Pakistan
and Afghanistan at the White House; terrorist murders continue to plague
Baghdad; and the Holy Father meets the new members of his Swiss Guard.
In the inside pages are two stories devoted to the film 'Angels and Demons'
whose director has been slamming the Vatican recently for 'obstructing'
the film shooting in Rome.


- H.E. Elías Antonio Saca González, President of El Salvador, with his wife and delegation
- Members of the Pontifical Swiss Guard and their families, on the occasion of the annual
oathtaking of new members. Multilingual address.

[Edited by TERESA BENEDETTA 5/7/2009 5:32 PM]