Archive of November 10, 2003

Pope presides at 143rd ceremony of beatification, 1,320 blessed

Nov 10, 2003 - 12:00 am .- On Sunday, Pope John Paul reached the record number of 1,320 blessed during the ceremony of beatification of Juan Nepomuceno Zegri y Moreno of Spain (1831-1905), Valentin Paquay of Belgium (1828-1905), Luigi Maria Monti of Italy (1825-1900), Bonifacia Rodriguez Castro of Spain (1837-1905), and Rosalie Rendu of France (1756-1856).

Vatican insists: Europe must recognize contribution of Christianity

Nov 10, 2003 - 12:00 am .- A Vatican representative participating at the 113th session of the Committee of the Ministers of the Council of Europe, recently held in Moldavia, has insisted on the request that the European Union’s Constitution must explicitly recognize the role of Christianity in shaping the Continent.

Pope tells PLO Christians to reject terrorism, serve Palestinian people

Nov 10, 2003 - 12:00 am .- On Monday Pope John Paul II received a delegation of Christian Palestinians from the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), calling on them to reject terrorism and to act in the true interest of the Palestinian people.

Human mind goes beyond the brain the Pope says

Nov 10, 2003 - 12:00 am .- During an audience with the members of the Pontifical Academy of the Sciences –which  is celebrating its  400th anniversary—Pope John Paul II recalled science must acknowledge that the human person transcends the mere physical dimension.

Stem cell yes, but not from human embryos, the Pope says

Nov 10, 2003 - 12:00 am .- During  the audience with the members of the Pontifical Academy of the Sciences gathered in Rome these days, Pope John Paul II  told scientists members of this Vatican institution that he supports stem cell research but not from human embryos.

Head of  National Review Board  tells “Call to Action”  board will remain “independent”

Nov 10, 2003 - 12:00 am .- The interim chairman of the USCCB-created National Review Board, created to monitor Church response to clerical sexual abuse, addressed the national conference of “Call to Action” last Saturday, reassuring the board will keep its “independence” from the bishops.

Parish priest denounces mistreatment of Haitians at Dominican Republic

Nov 10, 2003 - 12:00 am .- Fr. Christopher Hartley Sartorius, pastor of St. Joseph of the Plains Parish, located 65 kilometers from Santo Domingo, denounced the poor working conditions of the Dominican Republic sugarcane fields, which he characterized as the "waiting rooms of hell," where thousands of haitians will be working during the coming months.

Pope to receive Italian and Polish soccer players on Tuesday

Nov 10, 2003 - 12:00 am .- This Tuesday at the Vatican Pope John Paul II will receive in audience a group of Italian and Polish soccer players, who will be playing a game the next day in Varsovia.

Bishops in Paraguay demand Christian consistency to bring morals to country

Nov 10, 2003 - 12:00 am .- Meeting at their general assembly, the Bishops Conference of Paraguay analyzed the pastoral work of the Church in the country and called on Catholics to live their faith consistently to bring about a transformation in society.

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