Archive of November 12, 2003

Pope mourns death of Italian soldiers in suicide attack in Iraq

Nov 12, 2003 - 12:00 am .- Pope John Paul II sent a telegram Wednesday to Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, president of the Italian Republic, after a suicide bomb attack in Nassiriya (Iraq) on an Italian military base. Two vehicles crashed the gate of the Italian military headquarters and one exploded, killing at least 22 people.

God is not indifferent to our sufferings, Pope says during General Audience

Nov 12, 2003 - 12:00 am .- Commenting on Psalm 141, “You are my refuge,” Pope John Paul II reminded Christians during this Wednesday’s general audience celebrated in St. Peter’s Square that God is not indifferent to human suffering. Addressing the crowd of 12,000 people, John Paul said this psalm was the last prayer recited by St. Francis of Assisi on the night of his death in 1226. 

Vatican official calls depression “one of the main killers of our time”

Nov 12, 2003 - 12:00 am .- Cardinal Javier Lozano Barragan, President of the Pontifical Council for Health Care Ministry, announced on Wednesday the program and goals of an international conference on depression to be held at the Vatican November 13-15.

Spiritual life and pastoral work of priests go hand in hand, says Argentinean Bishop

Nov 12, 2003 - 12:00 am .- During a Mass of ordination to the priesthood for seminarians in his diocese, Bishop Agustín Radrizzani of Lomas de Zamora, told the newly ordained a priest should “convey the peace and joy that comes from faith” and he emphasized the importance of union of the spiritual life with pastoral work.

Movie based on play by Pope John Paul to debut in Spain

Nov 12, 2003 - 12:00 am .- As part of the 5th Catholics and Public Life Congress, which Hill take place November 14-16, the movie “Brother of our God,” will be debuted.  The film is based on the theatrical work of the same title written in 1949 by Karol Wojtyla.

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