Archive of December 21, 2006

Child Jesus demonstrates God’s love for all, Pope tells children

Dec 21, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Meeting with a group of children from the Italian Catholic Action group, Pope Benedict XVI said today that looking upon the face of the baby Jesus demonstrates the “boundless love with which God surrounds each of us. The Italian Catholic Action children traditionally come to the Vatican during Advent to wish the Pope a Merry Christmas.

Agreement not yet reached over baptism, USCCB expert clarifies

Dec 21, 2006 - 12:00 am .- In a letter sent to Catholic News Agency, the Rev. James Massa, Executive Director of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Secretariat of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs, has clarified that no agreement has yet been signed between Roman Catholic and Reformed Christian officials regarding the joint recognition of one another’s baptisms.

Holy See, Polish bishops demand respect for newly appointed Archbishop of Warsaw

Dec 21, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Holy See today republished a communiqué from the Polish Bishops Conference, along with one of its own, in support of the recently appointed Metropolitan Archbishop of Warsaw, Bishop Stanislaw Wojciech Wielgus, currently of Plock, Poland.

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