Archive of October 16, 2006

Pope praises four new saints who left everything to follow Christ

Oct 16, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Tens of thousands of people gathered in St. Peter’s Square, Sunday, to participate in the canonization ceremony of a religious sister who left France to establish a new mission in Indiana, a Mexican bishop who operated an underground seminary, and two others.

Cardinal O’Brien backs Scottish independence from UK

Oct 16, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Cardinal Keith O'Brien said he backed Scotland’s independence from the United Kingdom, predicting that independence would come “before too long,” for his country, “Scotland on Sunday” reported.

As Vatican "officially" announces trip to Turkey, Cardinal Bertone calls for Christian-Muslim dialogue ‘in favor of man’

Oct 16, 2006 - 12:00 am .- This morning the Vatican released a schedule for Pope Benedict XVI's trip to Turkey. Thus making official rumors that the Pontiff would continue his trip despite threats from the Muslim world.  Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone had confirmed the trip on Italian national television last week, saying also that the Pope will continue to “give new momentum” to improving the dialogue between cultures and religions.

Mexican government bars entry of alleged abuse victim’s lawyers for violating immigration laws

Oct 16, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Mexican government has barred a group of lawyers from the US from entering the country after the attorneys, who are representing their plaintiff in a sex abuse lawsuit against Cardinal Norberto Rivera of Mexico City, violated Mexico’s immigration laws.

Biographical John Paul II cartoon presents Pope's life in a format for the whole family

Oct 16, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The first animated film on the life of Pope John Paul II will be released this week. John Paul II: The Friend of All Humanity spans the life of the former Pope, from his birth as Karol Wojtyla, in Poland, to his death as Supreme Pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church in Rome at the age of 84.

“Therapeutic abortion” being used to open door to more abortions in Peru

Oct 16, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Representative of pro-abortion organizations are pressuring the Peruvian government to modify its laws to allow so called “therapeutic abortion” to be practiced in more cases.

Argentinean archbishop decries misunderstanding of Kingdom of God

Oct 16, 2006 - 12:00 am .- During his weekly reflection, Archbishop Emeritus Carmelo Giaquinta of Resistencia, Argentina, said there is a “misunderstanding of the Kingdom of God” in today’s world.

Angolan bishop denounces violence and vandalism of groups who refuse to accept his authority

Oct 16, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Bishop Filomeno do Nascimiento Vieira Dias of Cabinda, Angola, has issued a statement denounce the acts of violence and vandalism carried out in his diocese by groups that reject his episcopal authority.

Cardinal Poupard sends message to Hindus, seek love to overcome violence and hatred

Oct 16, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Vatican released, today, a message from Cardinal Paul Poupard, President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, to members of the Hindu faith in commemoration of the Feast of Diwali, the Festival of Lights, which falls this year on October 21. The title of the message is: "Overcoming hatred with love."

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