Archive of June 1, 2008

Textbook for 15 year-olds in Spain attacks the Church

Jun 1, 2008 - 09:04 pm .- The association Educacion y Persona has denounced a new textbook that aggressively attacks the Church and supports abortion and is part of the government-sponsored school course Education for Citizenship. The textbook will be used by 15 year-olds.

Oldest bishop in the world turns 102

Jun 1, 2008 - 05:11 pm .- The oldest bishop in the world, Bishop Antonio Rosario Mennonna, has celebrated his 102nd birthday with a special Mass in his native Italian city of Muro Lucano, together with fellow priests, parishioners and family members.

Tony Blair launches foundation to unite religions in global action

Jun 1, 2008 - 02:03 pm .- Former British prime minister Tony Blair, calling faith a possible “civilizing force in globalization,” has pledged to dedicate the rest of his life to uniting the world’s religions as his “faith foundation” launched in New York on Friday.

Pope prays for disaster victims during reflection on Sacred Heart of Jesus

Jun 1, 2008 - 11:45 am .- Pope Benedict XVI today issued a new appeal for aid for the humanitarian and environmental disasters that struck Myanmar and China one month ago, entrusting the two nations in particular, as well as all who are suffering, to Our Lady. His prayers followed a reflection upon the traditional devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

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