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  • Beyond wars and words: Angkor Wat

    The first approach, no matter how you approach it, isn't all that impressive. From the main road, the profile beyond its moat is low, like a very rough pencil sketch of Parliament along the Thames but less grand and imposing. The three visible spires,...
  • Hall of Fame Highway

    Maybe there's something in the soil. Maybe there's a wrinkle in the Earth's gravitational fields. Maybe it's the roadway itself, somehow cosmically attractive. Whatever the reason, I-90, wending its 1,000-mile way between Chicago and Boston, traverses...
  • Out of silence, a melody rises

    VATICAN CITY - St. Peter's Square yesterday was in many ways the portrait of an ideal spring day, sunny and warm and populated by hundreds of boisterous tourists. But that picture changed quickly. After Vatican officials went on television in the...
  • 'I know he is at peace,' Keeler says

    Cardinal William H. Keeler, who is expected to be the first Baltimore archbishop in more than 100 years to participate in the ritualized process of selecting a pope, prayed for the ailing pontiff yesterday even as he prepared to clear his schedule for...
  • Former professor led Vatican office that enforces doctrine of faith

    As soon as his name was read from a balcony of St. Peter's Basilica, Joseph Ratzinger was being considered a transitional pope because of his age - at 78, the oldest pontiff elected to lead the Roman Catholic Church in nearly three centuries. But when...
  • Ancient, secretive task awaits at conclave

    VATICAN CITY - Tomorrow, 115 cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church will sequester themselves in the Vatican's Sistine Chapel for the beginning of the faith's most private and perhaps most important ritual, the election of a new pope. They will dress...
  • A pontiff of the people

    A pontiff of the people
    Pope John Paul II, the world-traveling, working-class pontiff who stood up to the Soviet bloc and won the allegiance of tens of millions, died Saturday in Vatican City. He was 84. "We all feel like orphans this evening," Undersecretary of State Archbishop...
  • Pope John Paul II Dies at 84

    Pope John Paul II, whose indomitable will and uncompromising belief in human dignity helped bring down communism in Eastern Europe and reshaped Christianity's relationship to Judaism, died today. He was 84. The Polish-born John Paul, indisputably the...
  • Selection of odds-on favorite has Internet bookies smiling

    When Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger was elected pope, he was hardly the only winner. Thousands worldwide placed bets on him through the Web--and an inspired few hundred even correctly guessed he would take the name Benedict. Among a handful of Internet-...