By recalling the value of certain ethical principles, we commit no violation of the laicism of the State Pope says to Italian BishopsMay 18, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Pope Benedict received this morning the participants in the 56th general assembly of the Italian Episcopal Conference, inviting them to contribute to guaranty and promote the dignity of the person and the common good of society.
May 18, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Benedict XVI today received the Letters of Credence of five new ambassadors to the Holy See, encouraging them to strive to build bridges between countries in the area of fraternal solidarity and in that of economic and cultural exchanges.
May 18, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Vatican must move ahead with economic and diplomatic initiatives to support Christians in Muslim-majority countries, said the Holy See foreign affairs minister Archbishop Giovanni Lajolo.
May 18, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Bishop John D'Arcy of Fort Wayne-South Bend issued a statement opposing the addition of sexual orientation and gender identity to the city human rights ordinance, reported the Tribune.
May 18, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Film critics panned The Da Vinci Code after its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in France yesterday.
May 18, 2006 - 12:00 am .- An interfaith coalition is calling for the boycott of The Da Vinci Code movie because “it seeks to profit off [anti-Catholic] bigotry, it proselytizes Satanism and it undermines the dignity of women.”
May 18, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Christian Family Movement in Argentina has launched an “Adoption versus Abortion” campaign in order to reduce the number of abortion in the country.
May 18, 2006 - 12:00 am .- As they gathered for their 44th general assembly this week, the bishop of Brazil issued a statement to the youth of the country encouraging them to a deeper encounter with Christ in order to make authentic transformation of society possible.
May 18, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Catholic young people in Canada have begun a program of spiritual preparation for the 49th International Eucharistic Congress which will take place in Quebec June 15-22, 2008, on the theme, “The Eucharist, gift of God for the life of the world.”
May 18, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The nomination yesterday of Bishop Donald W. Wuerl as the new Archbishop of Washington, caused many to react and give their opinion about the current Pittsburgh bishop. First were his colleagues, bishop of the United States, and many who worked with him in Pittsburgh.