Nov 26, 2003 - 12:00 am .- In a message sent to Cardinal Rodolfo Quezada Toruño, Archbishop of Guatemala and president of the second American Missionary Congress, Pope John Paul II said the Continent needs a new outpouring of holiness to carry out the new evangelization. The Congress is gathering together 3,000 delegates from all over the Americas from November 25-30 in Guatemala City.
Nov 26, 2003 - 12:00 am .- Commenting on Psalm 109, “The Messiah, king and priest,” during Wednesday’s general audience, Pope John Paul II reminded Christians that the clash between good and evil continues in history.
Nov 26, 2003 - 12:00 am .- In a message sent the Religious Association of Social and Health Care Institutes (ARIS) on the occasion of its 40th anniversary of its founding, Pope John Paul II recalled that it is a duty of Christians to help the those in pain to find meaning in suffering.
Nov 26, 2003 - 12:00 am .- More than 3,000 people are gathered together since Tuesday in Guatemala to open the II American Mission Congress (CAM 2), a unique Church event on this continent.
Nov 26, 2003 - 12:00 am .- During the ordination ceremony last week for his diocese, Bishop Felipe Arizmendi Esquivel of San Cristobal de las Casas in Chiapas, Mexico, made a passionate defense of celibacy, calling it the complete giving of oneself to the priestly ministry and explaining that not everybody can understand it.
Nov 26, 2003 - 12:00 am .- During the opening of the Symposium on the Social Doctrine of the Church, organized by the Spanish Bishops Conference, Cardinal Paul Poupard, President of the Pontifical Council for Culture, recalled the Christian roots of the European continent and warned about the suicidal nature of an exaggerated “multiculturalism.”