» 04/04/2005, 00.00
SYRIA - VATICAN
Assad will attend Pope's funeral
People wave photos of the Pope, whilst national media remembers his moral stature and historic 2001 visit.
04/04/2005 SYRIA TRIPS IN ASIA AN OVERVIEW
First Pope to visit mosque in 2001
03/04/2005 LEBANON - VATICAN
The Pope: Lebanon mourns the loss of a steadfast defender of the land of the cedars
The Maronite Patriarch, Cardinal Sfeir, calls John Paul II a unique figure who shall remain in the history of the world. As sign of respect local TV and radio stations are playing only classical music
Three million mourners in Rome for Pope's funeral
Pilgrims continue to arrive to visit John Paul II's final resting place.
Card. Ratzinger: The love of Christ, the dominant force of our beloved Holy Father
Here follows the text of the homily that card. Ratzinger gave at the funeral of Pope John Paul II.
A million people attend John Paul II's funeral
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