Saturday, January 21, 2006

Nearly 27 years ago...

...Pope John Paul II was also getting ready to release his first encyclical, Redemptor Hominis. Now Pope Benedict XVI is about to release his first encyclical, Deus Caritas Est.

Though it's only a crude image taken with a digital camera, you can now see the front page of special coverage of JPII's first encyclical in The Criterion back in 1979.

Additionally, you can visit a part of our online edition that features about a dozen "pages from the past" in which our newspaper covered a historic event in the life of the Catholic Church.

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