Archive of December 3, 2010

Pope urges Costa Rica to defend life issues

Dec 3, 2010 - 06:05 pm .- Pope Benedict welcomed the new ambassador of Costa Rica to the Holy See, praising the diplomat's country for its pro-life policies. The Pontiff also stressed the importance of Costa Rica working to “safeguard” the institution of marriage as defined between “one man and one woman.” 

US Vatican Embassy condemns ‘harmful’ WikiLeaks

Dec 3, 2010 - 04:55 pm .- The U.S. Embassy to the Holy See has condemned “in the strongest terms” the unauthorized disclosure of State Department cables possessed by WikiLeaks. Disclosure of the cables’ contents could be harmful to individuals and international relations, the embassy said in response to questions from CNA.

Islamic states push for global anti-blasphemy resolution

Dec 3, 2010 - 03:58 pm .- The Organization of the Islamic Conference has sponsored a draft resolution at the United Nations that would condemn the “defamation of religion” and create a global “anti-blasphemy law.”

Benedict XVI meets with victims of Baghdad cathedral massacre

Dec 3, 2010 - 02:07 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI met with Iraqi Christians injured during the Oct. 31 attack on Our Lady of Salvation Syriac Catholic Cathedral in Baghdad.

Theology must be a work of love for God, Pope tells theologians

Dec 3, 2010 - 12:23 pm .- Theology must be a work of faith and not only scholarship, Pope Benedict XVI told members of the International Theological Commission Dec. 3.

Pope intensifies prayer for China, as state church prepares to choose leaders

Dec 3, 2010 - 07:54 am .- On the first day of December, Pope Benedict XVI asked Catholics around the world to pray for the Church in China, as the country's state-run Catholic Patriotic Association prepares to choose new leaders.

Signers protest removal of Manhattan Declaration app from iTunes

Dec 3, 2010 - 05:17 am .- After Apple Inc. removed the Manhattan Declaration application from iTunes over complaints that it had offensive material, signers are urging the corporation to make it available again.

U.S. bishops launch new website for book about Pope Benedict

Dec 3, 2010 - 02:15 am .- An extensive new website dedicated to a book on Pope Benedict XVI’s papacy launched on Dec. 1 under the sponsorship of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

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