Archive of October 23, 2003

Gibson Finds Distribution Deal For 'Passion'

Oct 23, 2003 - 12:00 am .- Mel Gibson has finally found a distributor for his film The Passion of Christ. Gibson, who directed and produced the film about the last 12 hours of the life of Jesus, signed a deal with Newmarket to handle U.S. distribution, reported Variety Magazine.

Pope Urges Bishops in New Evangelization Efforts

Oct 23, 2003 - 12:00 am .- Pope John Paul II commended the bishops of England and Wales today on their pastoral initiatives and their efforts in youth ministry, the media and education, despite the prevalent secularism in their regions.

Pope Entrusts Cardinals to Mary

Oct 23, 2003 - 12:00 am .- Pope John Paul II entrusted the 31 cardinals and their ministry to Mother Mary today. The Pope held a private audience for the cardinals this morning. 

Catholics in Iraq Celebrate 25th Anniversary of John Paul II’s Pontificate

Oct 23, 2003 - 12:00 am .- With prayer and thanksgiving the Catholic Church in Iraq celebrated with joy the 25th Anniversary of John Paul II’s pontificate.  According to the Fides news agency, Fr. Nizar Seeman, a Syrian priest of the Diocese of Nineveh, “In every Mass Iraqui Christians affectionately prayed for the Pope.”

Pope John Paul II Declared “Living Patrimony” of Dominican Republic

Oct 23, 2003 - 12:00 am .- The Senate of the Dominican Republic has sent a resolution to the country’s Papal Nuncio, which declares John Paul II “living patrimony of the Dominican people and of the world.”

Spanish Bishops Calls for Consensus among Political Candidates for Protection of the Family

Oct 23, 2003 - 12:00 am .- The Spanish Bishops Conference has called on politicians who are preparing for the coming general elections to work for the defense of the family and to reject proposals to change the definition of marriage.

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