Archive of August 28, 2006

Colombian priest killed on the island of Curacao

Aug 28, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Catholic Church in Curacao, a part of the Netherlands Antilles, has reported the death of Colombian priest Father Alejandro Montoya, who was found dead at his home on August 23rd.  

Pope calls for changes in lifestyles that harm creation

Aug 28, 2006 - 12:00 am .- At the conclusion of the Angelus on Sunday, Pope Benedict XVI told Italian pilgrims that Christians should work to stop the continued destruction of the environment, especially as it particularly affects the poor.

Colombian congress to debate bill that would regulate euthanasia

Aug 28, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Colombian Senator Armando Benedetti, of the left-wing Social Party of National Unity, has sponsored a bill that would provide norms for the decriminalization of euthanasia, which the country’s High Court legalized in 1997 in cases of terminal illness.

Argentinean baby, saved from death two weeks ago, aborted Friday

Aug 28, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The parents of a mentally disabled woman who had supposedly conceived through rape and had been given permission by the courts in Argentina to undergo an abortion finally had their wishes granted as the unborn child’s life was taken on Friday at a private clinic, in the city of LaPlata.

Chinese authorities release Catholic bishop after 10-year detention

Aug 28, 2006 - 12:00 am .- After more than a decade, Chinese authorities have released a bishop who was ordained to serve the country’s underground Roman Catholic Church.

German police assure Pope’s safety during trip

Aug 28, 2006 - 12:00 am .- German police have assured that Pope Benedict XVI will be safe in Germany during his mid-September visit and that appropriate security measures have been taken.

Vatican: ‘Breakthrough technique’ in embryonic research does not satisfy moral test

Aug 28, 2006 - 12:00 am .- A U.S.-based research company claims it has developed a new method to create embryonic stem cells in developing cures for diseases without harming or destroying the original embryo.

Saints Monica, Augustine offer hope to troubled families, says Pope

Aug 28, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Troubled families today can receive great comfort from the lives of St. Monica and her son St. Augustine, said Pope Benedict XVI yesterday, prior to the Angelus. Sunday was the memorial for St. Monica; today is the memorial for St. Augustine.

Benedict XVI receives German Chancellor ahead of Pontiff's trip to homeland

Aug 28, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Pope Benedict XVI visited with German Chancellor Angela Merkel today at his summer residence, Castelgandolfo.  The two reportedly discussed current situations in the Middle East and the mounting tensions surrounding Iran’s nuclear ambitions.

Nigerian priest says Church honored to take part in building country’s future

Aug 28, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Father Peter Audu, a priest from the Archdiocese of Kaduna in northern Nigeria, recently told Aid to the Church in Need that the bishops’ Justice and Peace Commission has been chosen as one of six internal observers for next year’s presidential election. The first task for the observers would be to oversee next month’s registration of voters, he said. According to the priest, there are fears that religious or political factions could take advantage of poor border controls to bring immigrants into Nigeria from neighboring countries in order to register.

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