Archive of February 10, 2008

Archbishop to UN: Economics must help poor

Feb 10, 2008 - 08:01 pm .- Archbishop Celestino Migliore, the apostolic nuncio leading the Holy See’s permanent observer mission to the United Nations, addressed the U.N. Economic and Social Council on the importance of providing full employment and decent work to all people.

Pope recalls the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes

Feb 10, 2008 - 02:08 pm .- Before reciting the Angelus today, Pope Benedict XVI spoke with the faithful about the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, which is tomorrow.

Lent is a time to look evil in the face, declares the Pope

Feb 10, 2008 - 12:28 pm .- The Holy Father greeted thousands of pilgrims gathered below his study in St. Peter’s Square today.  Before praying the Angelus, he addressed the theme of Lent, saying it is “a time to look evil in the face and combat its effects.”

Government silent in face of widespread support for landless Catholics

Feb 10, 2008 - 11:42 am .- Following a Mass celebrated by Archbishop Joseph Ngô Quang Kiệt on Saturday, approximately 3,000 Catholics joined parishioners from Our Mother of Perpetual Help to peacefully protest the seizure of 14 acres of their land by the Vietnamese government. Ten thousand Catholics in Saigon expressed their solidarity by holding a vigil at the same time.

Anglican clergymen uhappy with archbishop’s proposal of Sharia in UK

Feb 10, 2008 - 03:19 am .- Senior Church of England clergymen are criticizing the Archbishop of Canterbury for his remarks about accommodating Islamic Sharia law in Britain, The Evening Standard reports.

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